Officials expect minimal damage from Auke Bay oil spill

Government officials continue to monitor the Sunday oil spill at Statter Harbor in Auke Bay, but no environmental damage has been found. The Coast Guard wrote in a press release Tuesday that...
Agencies respond to Auke Bay oil spill

The U.S. Coast Guard and the state are working to contain an oil spill in Statter Harbor at Auke Bay.The spill was reported around 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Responders from the Coast Guard and the Alaska...
Alaska deep-water port proposed for vessels in Arctic waters

...and other federal agencies have expressed concern about responding to vessels in distress, industrial activities and oil spills.Royal Dutch Shell PLC began exploratory drilling on offshore leases in 2012 in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas. The...
Protecting ANWR from ourselves drilling for oil. We have seen time and time again just how much damage oil companies can do (remember the Valdez oil spill?). I realize there are many in the Legislature and in the state who are dependent on oil for a host of reasons, primarily...
My Turn: Time to empower and employ the next generation of Alaska fishermen

...doesn't make us impervious to crisis. Major declines in Chinook returns, shrinking halibut biomass, the Exxon Valdez oil spill, regime shifts, skyrocketing fuel prices, ocean acidification; we have weathered our share of disasters and will continue...
Sockeye marketers look to pink campaign

...WATCHERSOne good thing that came out of the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill was laws creating citizen councils to oversee oil learn that the citizen's group does much more than oil spill prevention and response programs."We have a biological...
For Arctic, an Atlantic alternative

...objected to the proposal for the Atlantic Ocean, saying an oil spill knows no boundaries. The proposal comes as the the Virginia coast, only to scrap it after the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. But the administration has allowed...
Obama floats offering first-ever drilling lease in Atlantic early 2010 announced his intention to allow drilling 50 miles off the Virginia coast, only to scrap it after the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. But the administration has allowed oil and gas companies to explore for oil and gas in the Atlantic...
My Turn: Keystone XL Pipeline deserves the President's scrutiny

...Keystone pipeline, because here, unlike the benefits side of the equation, the risks are sizeable.While the risk of oil spills and groundwater contamination are well known to those living along the route, I want to focus on the biggest risk of...
Coast Guard proposes Bering Strait shipping route

...far from help, where the environment is pristine and oil spills and other accidents can have serious consequences, Rufe said."An oil spill up there would be really devastating," Rufe said...


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