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WhaleFest explores gizmos, gadgets of cetacean science

...whale pods, and debris from the tsunami that hit Japan in 2011. They could also be used for wildfire, flood, and oil spill response, monitoring sensitive lands, and many other purposes, she said. "Mostly, it's about safety," she said...
Uses for spill planning tool expanding

...has so much value, I think, in oil spill planning and response," Saupe said.Saupe said the program helps an oil spill response team on several levels - operations, planning and logistics.During the 2012 Kulluk incident when the Shell drill...
Oil company seeks to export Yukon crude from Skagway

...of Environmental Conservation, said Northern Cross may not need a permit, but its shipper will need to have an oil spill response contingency plan. So far, no company has come forward to start that process.
From the archives: Grounded tanker spills 270,000 barrels of oil off Alaska

...for kayakers, sport fishermen and tourists.Exxon's Cornett said his company was bringing three planeloads of oil spill response workers from all over the world to deal with the mess. He said the company hoped to pump the oil remaining aboard...
More questions than answers for oil and gas in new year

...for a fleet of 29 vessels and aerial support from a support base in Barrow and an alternative base in Wainwright. Oil spill response equipment would be kept on hand near Kotzebue Sound and a standby rig, the Polar Pioneer, will be in Dutch Harbor...
Fairbanks flight opens unmanned aircraft test site

...and largely ineffective for a manned aircraft. Additionally, the UAF crew has used the little fliers to monitor oil spill response drills run by Chevron in at the mouth of the Columbia River in Oregon.The experience of the UAF staff was a "major...
U.S. Coast Guard, Canadian partners conduct joint operations in Southeast Alaska

...borders with Canadian partners and the agencies often work together to respond to search and rescue cases, prepare for oil spill response and enforce fisheries regulations across jurisdictions. In 2013 a similar larger-scale exercise was conducted...
West Coast officials discuss oil transport

...described the sudden increase in oil trains coming into the state and traveling along the Columbia River. She said oil-spill response resources have typically focused on tanker traffic off the coast or pipeline routes, so the new transport strategies...
Salazar announces'high-level assessment' of drilling season

...was found with safety deficiencies, and Shell's oil spill response vessel barge, which could not obtain certification...drill into petroleum-bearing rock because Shell's oil spill response barge was unable to achieve certification in time...
EPA issues Shell air pollution violation notices

...special attention to challenges that Shell encountered with the Kulluk and the Noble Discoverer, as well as Shell's oil spill response vessel barge.The barge could not obtain certification in time for what was to be a longer drilling season.Salazar...


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