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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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-07/coast-guard-proposes-bering-strait-ship
State
For new Coast Guard head, mission still the same

...mission of the Coast Guard is "protecting the sea from man," Abel continued, an increasing concern given devastating oil spills, pollution and climate change. The guard strives to make sure the sea is sustainable."We're sensitive to the marine...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-07/new-coast-guard-head-mission-still-same
Local
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-14/my-turn-real-oil-spill-solution-long-
Opinion
Are low oil prices good for the environment?

...offshore rig-owner Transocean, which owned the Deepwater Horizon rig that exploded in 2010 and led to the worst U.S. oil spill, announced special charges of nearly $3 billion last week because demand for its rigs has fallen. Its shares are down...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-16/are-low-oil-prices-good-environment
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-12/whalefest-explores-gizmos-gadgets-cetac
Local
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-10/feds-finish-draft-arctic-drilling-docum
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-06/judge-exxon-valdez-case-seeks-progress
State
Federal agency releases Arctic drilling review

...short summer open water drilling season.The agency acknowledges there is a 75 percent chance that one or more large oil spills of 42,000 gallons or more could occur if the leases are developed, LeVine said by email.Environmental groups contend...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-03/federal-agency-releases-arctic-drilling
State
Juneau residents honored with Alaska Historical Society Awards

...records project, Hibpshman led a team of archivists that went through thousands of boxes of state records regarding the oil spill and subsequent litigation, determining what materials were archival, organizing them, and creating a finding aid for...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-10-16/juneau-residents-honored-alaska-historica
Art
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 says the certificate of service for a filing last month included an...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-07/judge-exxon-valdez-case-seeks-progress
State

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