Please join us on Wednesday, May 6th from 6-8 pm in the Anacortes City Council Chambers for a Community Meeting on Oil Transportation.
Panelists will include Congressman Rick Larsen, representatives from Shell PSR, Tesoro, BNSF, Department of Ecology, and the Skagit County Department of Emergency Management. Mr. Larsen will speak about the pending federal regulation on crude by rail. Industry professionals from the local refineries and the rail line will discuss preventative safety measures, emergency response, and how our Mutual Aid Agreements work. The representatives from Department of Ecology and local Emergency Management will explain state and regional planning efforts.
This meeting will be moderated by Council Members Liz Lovelett and Ryan Walters. Written questions will be taken from the audience during the second half of the meeting. No oral testimony will be taken to allow our speakers time to convey the most information and to answer the most questions possible. We will collect written comments for any of the agencies or speakers.