Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0002290 

Received: 6/9/2016 4:54:40 PM
Commenter: Joe Damiano

Agency: Cowlitz County and the Washington Department of Ecology
Initiative: Millennium Bulk-Terminals Longview SEPA DEIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
My comments pertain to the draft EIS for the Longview coal export facility. I hope you will give them good consideration. Coal is killing the planet. Montana needs to find better and less damaging sources of employment. Jobs and profits alone are not great reasons for adding more pollutants to the atmosphere. Longview is home to many undeveloped and underutilized industrial properties, including multiple locations in the Port of Longview, Barlow Point, and the Farm to name a few. It will take a visionary company to come in and take on the type of cleanup and redevelopment that is needed at the old Reynold’s site when it would be easier to develop on a greenfield industrial zoned neighboring property. It will be a major economic cost to the community if we DON’T have Millennium fully operational. I sincerely appreciate the opportunity to submit these comments on the Draft EIS. Let's get this project moving forward so there are more good-paying jobs in the U.S.A.