Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0002489 

Received: 6/10/2016 2:38:40 PM
Commenter: Leah Curtsinger
Organization: 
State: Colorado

Agency: Cowlitz County and the Washington Department of Ecology
Initiative: Millennium Bulk-Terminals Longview SEPA DEIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
I support the Millennium Bulk Terminal-Longview for the export of Wyoming's clean coal to the international market. Wyoming has long been a good steward of the land. Our resources & this terminal offers one of the nation's greatest long-term economic opportunities --- to provide our overseas allies, partners and future partners with energy that was brought to the market responsibly, with safe, good paying jobs that support hard-working Americans and our families. Wyoming coal companies have won awards from our U.S. regulators for their incredible work to reclaim and return coal country to a state better than it was before being mined. These coal companies have helped native plants & animals thrive while removing invasive species. Additionally, Wyoming coal can uniquely support domestic and international needs. These careful preparations, precautions and future-looking companies provide the international market with less-costly, safe and reliable energy. By allowing Millennium Bulk Terminal to proceed, Wyoming and its incredible coal resources are playing a part in reducing and curbing human rights violations, environmental problems and unregulated practices of other nations seeking affordable energy sources. By Wyoming offering a product that can be more accessible to other nations, those nations have less reason to pursue desperate, dangerous & ill-conceived mining operations --- without the same oversight or environmental regulations our Wyoming operators meet daily. Wyoming's coal is a responsibly harvested product that provides warmth for homes, reliable electricity for places that don't have reliable electricity, and with electricity, peoples and nations gain freedoms, greater rights and better access to things like modern healthcare. Therefore, Millennium Bulk Terminal isn't just a terminal -- it's a gateway to providing affordable and needed energy to the rest of the world in a way that's meaningful, economical & responsible.