Department of Ecology News Release - October 13, 2016

Environmental review stopped after Shell withdraws applications for Anacortes project

ANACORTES – Following Shell’s request to withdraw their permit applications, Skagit County and the Washington Department of Ecology have stopped their environmental review for the proposed crude-by-rail unloading facility in Anacortes.

Shell withdrew its permit applications following its public announcement last week that it will not move forward with the project.

As a result, Ecology and Skagit County have cancelled the comment period and hearings that were scheduled for the public to review and comment on the draft environmental impact statement.

Project information can be found on Ecology’s website.

Contacts:

Larry Altose, Ecology communications, 425-649-7009, @EcySeattle

Josh Baldi, Ecology Northwest Regional Manager, 425-649-7010

Dale Pernula, Skagit County Planning Director, 360-416-1328