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Leaders seek extended comment on oil-by-rail studies

Several Washington community leaders sent a letter Friday to Skagit County Commissioner Ken Dahlstedt and Gov. Jay Inslee requesting 120-day public comment periods for the proposed Shell Puget Sound Refinery rail unloading facility in Anacortes and the proposed Grays Harbor crude oil terminals. The letter, which was also sent to Hoquiam City Manager Brian Shay and state Department of Ecology ...

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Skagit County officials address oil train safety measures

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — Skagit County residents are looking for answers as to how the government can affect how crude oil is shipped through local cities. The Skagit Valley Herald reports that government leaders and emergency response officials met in Anacortes Wednesday to address concerns about emergency preparedness and safety that have been raised at city council and school board ...

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Weld County GDP growth No. 2 in nation

Sharon Dunn | The Greeley Tribune, Colo. Weld County’s economic growth has surged to No. 2 in the nation, with output growing 10 percent last year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. More commonly known as gross domestic product, Weld County’s output was one of the few in the nation that rose to the top of the growth ...

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Feds close probe of refinery blast that killed 7

Gene Johnson | The Associated Press SEATTLE — The U.S. Justice Department said Friday it will file no criminal charges following a four-year investigation into the April 2010 explosion that killed seven workers at the Tesoro Corp. refinery in Anacortes. The decision was shared with victims’ relatives earlier in the day, said Jenny Durkan, the U.S. attorney in Seattle. Prosecutors ...

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