Environmental review stopped

On Oct. 12, following Shell’s request to withdraw their permit applications, Skagit County and the Washington Department of Ecology 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.