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...
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...
Juneau delegation outlines priorities

...centers."She said she will also work to get oil companies to pay a larger surcharge per barrel to DEC to help cover oil spill cleanup and education programs. The current 5-cent-per-barrel surcharge is not sufficient, she said, and this is...
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Recent Alaska books

...Angela Day (Washington State University Press, February 2014). "Red Light to Starboard" focuses on the Exxon Valdez oil spill, beginning with the disaster itself on March 24, 1989, and tracing its aftermath up through the present day, 25 years...
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...
My Turn: Real oil spill solution long overdue

When the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council meets Nov. 19 at...haven't yet recovered from the 1989 oil spill. Some are not recovering at all...lesson is that, after a large marine oil spill, we simply cannot "restore" an...
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...
Feds finish draft of Arctic drilling document

...claim of the plaintiffs challenging the EIS was that the estimate was too low and therefore underestimated the risks of an oil spill. The agency is now producing a supplemental EIS, called a SEIS, for the sale.The new draft uses an estimate of 4...
Judge in Exxon Valdez case seeks progress

...judge is expressing frustration with the time it's taking to resolve litigation stemming from the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill. U.S. District Court Judge H. Russel Holland said the certificate of service for a filing last month included an...


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