Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0002402 

Received: 6/9/2016 6:13:09 PM
Commenter: Larry Bailey

Agency: Cowlitz County and the Washington Department of Ecology
Initiative: Millennium Bulk-Terminals Longview SEPA DEIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
Coal is safely used and transported all over this planet. This export terminal should not be viewed or studied as if it is a major departure from work that has been happening for centuries. Isn’t an EIS supposed to study the environmental impacts above and beyond what exists today? The old Reynolds site, where Millennium is located, has already been paved, piped and pulled carbon around for 70 years. The permits for this coal export facility were submitted over 4 years ago. Surely it can’t take much more time to conduct this environmental review.It’s an existing industrial site and it should not take another 70 years to get a permit for redevelopment. Keep this process moving. We need a fair environmental review for this project no different than any other import/export facility.