Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0002348 

Received: 6/9/2016 5:34:31 PM
Commenter: Donna Childers
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Agency: Cowlitz County and the Washington Department of Ecology
Initiative: Millennium Bulk-Terminals Longview SEPA DEIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
Let's get moving on the Longview coal export terminal! This project has been on hold for four years awaiting permits. These environmental studies need to get moving. Millennium is cleaning up the former Reynolds Aluminum site and protecting the Columbia River ecosystem at no taxpayer expense. It has made a major environmental contribution to Longview and the state of Washington because it knows it’s the right thing to do. It has spared no expense with covered loading and unloading facilities at the terminal. And the coal train loads arriving at the terminal will all be covered with surfactants that effectively reduce coal dust, eliminating any serious concerns. This proposal will see that jobs are returned, the local and regional economy is stimulated, tax revenues are increased, and environmental standards are maintained. This is what Cowlitz County needs in our present economy. Please move the permitting process along as soon as possible.