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My Turn: The changing Arctic presents opportunity to thrive, if we act now

...missions and increased human activity. At a minimum, new ports and safe harbors, equipment and facilities for oil spill response and additional icebreakers for the U.S. fleet are required for safe maritime traffic in the Arctic.Currently...
Alaska Science Forum: Why we spilled crude just to watch it burn

...Bull's-eye. The oil on the surface ignited. The people there, many of them working for what's called the Arctic Oil Spill Response Technology Joint Industry Program, seemed to be happy with the result.Burning oil at the site of an ocean spill...
Groups want Shell's Arctic plans stopped after ship damaged

...Fennica's role in managing ice, including icebergs, cannot be overlooked."As with its Exploration Plan, Shell's Oil Spill Response Plan requires the Fennica to be present to serve this ice management role whether or not Shell is drilling in oil...
My Turn: Murkowski on Arctic ignorance: Let it go!

...adopted two agreements in recent years to further cooperation and collaboration for search and rescue activities and oil spill response protocols.Despite the recent uptick in Russian aggression in the region, the Arctic has historically been considered...
My Turn: Alaska can shape the global Arctic agenda

...Alaska and its neighboring Russian provinces to slow or even come to a halt. These include bilateral discussions on oil spill response planning and managing the ever-growing ship traffic in our shared waters. Scientific cooperation has traditionally...
My Turn: Alaskan can safely exit the Arctic oil rapids

...Research Commission, in its recent white paper on oil spills in Arctic, recommends future work in areas such as: oil spill response technologies for cleanup and recovery of oil, data management tools and long term effects, thereby providing a clear...
Federal appeals court affirms ruling in Arctic drilling suit

...officials did not act unlawfully when they approved two oil spill response plans created by Royal Dutch Shell PLC for oil leases...the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the oil spill response plans approved were not unlawful.Environmental...
Juneau 4th of July Parade Grand Marshals named

...was named the USCG District 17 Enlisted Service Member of the Year in 2012 and served with the Deep Water Horizon oil spill response teams for nine months.? Navy Aviation Electrician Mate 3rd Class Tom Dawson, a Vietnan veteran from Petersburg...
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...
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.


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