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How to comment on Shell oil train plans in Anacortes

In this Sept. 2, 2014 photo, a northbound oil train sits idled on tracks, stopped by protesters blocking the track ahead, in Everett. Shell wants to build build a rail spur to handle mile-long trains carrying 60,000 barrels of crude oil.
In this Sept. 2, 2014 photo, a northbound oil train sits idled on tracks, stopped by protesters blocking the track ahead, in Everett. Shell wants to build build a rail spur to handle mile-long trains carrying 60,000 barrels of crude oil. AP

Shell has proposed adding a rail spur to unload crude oil from up to six trains per week for its Anacortes refinery.

People can comment on what should be studied for an environmental impact statement on the project until Nov. 5.

The closest public meeting will be in Mount Vernon from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, at the Best Western Plus, 2300 Market St.

People also can submit comments via:

Website: shellraileis.com. This site has more information on the project.

Email: comment@shellraileis.com.

Mail: Seattle Rail EIS Comments, P.O. Box 21206, Seattle, WA 98111.

Phone: 1-844-254-9668, toll free, record a comment up to five minutes.

Hand delivery: Skagit County Planning and Development Services, 1800 Continental Place, Mount Vernon, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weekdays.

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