Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0003139 

Received: 6/13/2016 6:00:34 PM
Commenter: Albert Atkinson
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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
The Millennium Bulk Terminals will bring jobs and stability to Cowlitz County. Export projects can easily contribute to the economic recovery of this nation and this project is ready to make that happen. 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. Thank you for your work to move forward with this project. Sincerely, Albert Atkinson aa@pewagchain.com 60440