Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0002413 

Received: 6/9/2016 6:19:30 PM
Commenter: Robbie  Ackerman
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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
I appreciate the agencies offering this opportunity to comment on Millennium Bulk Terminals DEIS. The port at Longview will bring many good paying jobs to Washington and will encourage the development of our natural resources nationwide, helping to lift us out of our current nationwide economic depression. An excessive review process will further impede the creation of jobs where they are so desperately needed. Cowlitz County has one of the worst unemployment rates in the state, at 8 percent. Solving this jobs crisis needs to be the foremost priority of our government. And, indeed, we can have both economic growth and a healthy environment. Millennium is creating hundreds of family-wage jobs AND cleaning up the old Reynolds site, maintaining the health of the Columbia River and using state-of-the-art covered loading and unloading systems at its terminal. I appreciate the agencies’ hard work on reviewing this project. Please don’t let it get bogged down in an expanded scope of review. This old industrial site needs a new life.