Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0002463
Received: 6/10/2016 2:12:02 PM
Commenter: John Burns
Agency: Cowlitz County and the Washington Department of Ecology
Initiative: Millennium Bulk-Terminals Longview SEPA DEIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Please consider my comments on Millennium Bulk Terminals coal export project. I am very concerned that this environmental review and permitting has taken twice as long as any other port project.
Cowlitz County has a surplus of industrial sites which impedes the development of the Reynolds Smelter site (due to cost of remediating and redeveloping a brownfield site). Millennium is taking on the redevelopment and can turn around a dilapidated, underutilized site. Grant the project its permits!
As you well know, an EIS is supposed to take a "hard look at environmental consequences" and reach a decision based on the facts presented. The scope of this document should be limited to the immediate impacted areas so we can keep moving forward. Hundreds of people with families are not only waiting but depending on having the security of a long-term, good-paying job.