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New rules issued for port, ship security

...transportation security incident, including tankers, barges, large passenger ships, cargo and towing vessels, offshore oil and gas platforms and port facilities that handle dangerous cargo. Allen said the Coast Guard sought maximum flexibility because...
Divers say job dangers bind them together

When the tide started to turn, Owen Boyle headed topside. Getting caught under more than 100 feet of water is no place to be when the big tides of Cook Inlet move. Underwater divers must make these ascents in stages, to stave off the physical problems associated with decompression.
Oil magnate sowed political clout

...cleanup of the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill. VECO started in 1968 as a local firm specializing in work on offshore oil and gas platforms in Cook Inlet, south of Anchorage. By the time crude began flowing from the North Slope in 1977, VECO had shifted...
My Turn: Protect Alaska's wild salmon

...for help to tear up and destroy their livelihood. They were not asking for open pits, underground tunnels, and oil and gas platforms being placed into an area where fish migrate from birth to death. My honest opinion is that our fishermen were...
Environmental groups look to state for beluga protection

...other human activity in and around the Inlet may hamper the whales' ability to recover. Noise and discharges from oil and gas platforms, competition from commercial fishermen for food sources such as hooligan and salmon, pollution from Anchorage's...


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