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Amidst Broad Community Opposition, Shell Anacortes Drops Plans for New Crude Oil-by-Rail


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Amidst Broad Community Opposition, Shell Anacortes Drops Plans for New Crude Oil-by-Rail

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SEATTLE - In another sign that crude-by-rail is a losing proposition, Shell Puget Sound Refinery in Anacortes today announced that it is dropping its plans to construct a crude-by-rail facility. Originally proposed in 2014, community opposition and legal challenges forced Shell and Skagit County to undertake a full environmental and public health review under the State Environmental Policy Act. That delay, growing local and regional opposition, and uncertain economics contributed to Shell’s decision.

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