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State, fed agencies hold oil-spill response drill Alaska waters looms constant. The number of agencies that came to Ketchikan recently to conduct an emergency oil spill response exercise served as a testament to the gravity of such a situation.The U.S. Coast Guard, the Department of the...
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...
Shell can start drill prep in Alaska's Chukchi Sea

...northwest coast while it awaits certification for its oil spill response barge, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced...requirements, including Coast Guard certification of an oil spill response barge that remains in port in Bellingham, Wash...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
EPA fines Shell $1.1M for Arctic air violations

...exploratory drilling. The vessels were not allowed to drill into petroleum-bearing zones because a key piece of oil spill response equipment was not on hand.The fines are the latest in a series of setbacks for Shell, which included the grounding...


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