Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0003172 

Received: 6/13/2016 6:17:26 PM
Commenter: LaVerne Biel

Agency: Cowlitz County and the Washington Department of Ecology
Initiative: Millennium Bulk-Terminals Longview SEPA DEIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
Washington State is about people, culture, and our economy. We need to make decisions around supporting our families, investing in our environment, and encouraging sustainable industrial growth. I believe that we can accomplish this by supporting the proposed port at Longview. The project will put people to work quickly and will keep them gainfully employed for years to come. I believe that we should not delay this project any further. This project has proven their commitment by their actions and investment. 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 consideration. I look forward to seeing this project come to reality. Sincerely, LaVerne Biel 99202