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Environmentalists sue DEC over spill permits

...putting Alaska's environment at risk by failing to follow their own laws," said Walt Parker of the Alaska Forum for Environmental Responsibility, one of the plaintiffs in the suit. DEC officials said the agency never concluded there were flaws...

Exxon Valdez oil workers sought Alaska Community Action on Toxics (ACAT) in Anchorage and Alaska Forum for Environmental Responsibility (AFER) in Cordova are conducting a long-term monitoring study to determine the health effects...
Norton: No need for citizen panel for pipeline

FAIRBANKS - Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton says a citizens' panel to oversee the trans-Alaska oil pipeline is not needed. "What I've heard from the Interior (Department) people in Alaska is that the new proposal duplicates some of things we're already doing with public input," Norton told reporters Tuesday. "They feel that working through the existing processes would be better than creating a new process."
My Turn: Pipeline spill-plan proposal a threat to environment

...According to analyst Richard Fineberg, who reviewed Alyeska's Strategic Reconfiguration plan for the Alaska Forum for Environmental Responsibility, under the terms of the tariff agreement, the pipeline owners reap a capital improvement bonus of...
Prudhoe oil spill took days to discover

...Former state oil analyst Richard Fineberg, author of a report issued Thursday on the spill by the Alaska Forum for Environmental Responsibility, said BP knew there was a corrosion problem with the 30-year-old pipeline but was not conducting...
State Briefs

...Valdez oil spill. The recommendation is part of a report on the pipeline system released today by the Alaska Forum for Environmental Responsibility. The report was written by Richard Fineberg, a frequent pipeline critic. At a news conference in...
Critics: Prudhoe's problems insulated by remote location

...What we have to do now is manage the changing composition of the product." Dan Lawn, with the Alaska Forum for Environmental Responsibility, said the state - which receives 89 percent of its income from oil revenue - has tiptoed for years...
Congress to look at BP's field management

A congressional committee has scheduled a Sept. 7 hearing to examine the management of the nation's largest oil field by British operator BP.
Fresh oil persists in areas of Prince William Sound 12 years after spill and processing, has changed a lot, said Riki Ott, a marine toxicologist who co-founded the Alaska Forum for Environmental Responsibility in 1994. Herring have not reproduced since the spill, and pink salmon populations crashed in 1992...
BP shuts down part of oil field

...previously worked for the Alaska Department of Environment Conservation, but now is with watchdog group Alaska Forum for Environmental Responsibility. "That's why all of this needs to be looked at well. "If water and sludge in oil lines are responsible...


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