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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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Shell practices spill response in Fidalgo Bay

ANACORTES — Several boats carrying crews clad in neon orange Tuesday morning dropped mustard-yellow buoy lines in Fidalgo Bay north of the trestle of the Tommy Thompson Trail. The activity was part of a Shell Puget Sound Refinery oil spill response drill. The exercise involved about 40 refinery employees and contractors, several watercraft and 2,300 feet of booms. The refinery ...

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Oil-by-rail proposal goes to hearing examiner

MOUNT VERNON — The Skagit County Hearing Examiner will review permits and appeals of Shell Puget Sound Refinery’s oil-by-rail proposal Wednesday and Thursday. Shell’s proposal has been at least two years in the making, following the lead of Tesoro — the first refinery in the region to accept North Dakota’s Bakken crude oil by train — as well as BP ...

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