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Coast Guard studies shipping lanes for Bering Sea routes

...Aleutian Islands, which sees upward of 5,000 transits annually, mostly cargo vessels operating between Asia and the U.S. West Coast.The proposed Bering Sea route covers 730 miles, taking a path farther west of Nunivak Island and farther east...
My Turn: Cracks in the door

During the first week of November 2014, even as plummeting oil prices were roiling the global economy, global oil markets witnessed a minor revolution. On Nov.
Chinese ban of US shellfish to continue

BREMERTON, Wash. - The Chinese ban of shellfish imports from the U.S. West Coast will continue indefinitely, according to a letter sent by Chinese officials to a U.S. agency. The letter dated Jan.
China bans shellfish imports from US West Coast

SEATTLE - China has suspended imports of shellfish from the U.S. West Coast, cutting off one of the biggest export markets for Northwest companies and prompting fears of a months-long shutdown.The Chinese...
US officials to meet with China on shellfish ban

SEATTLE - U.S. officials are traveling to Beijing this week to discuss China's ongoing import ban on geoduck clams and other shellfish from the U.S. West Coast.
Souring seas eating away at tiny creatures

...documented that souring seas caused by carbon-dioxide emissions are dissolving pteropods in the wild right now along the U.S. West Coast. That is damaging a potentially important link in the marine food web far sooner than expected."What we found...
Ocean acidification threatens marine life

...studying how sea-chemistry changes could reverberate through the ocean. Their initial results, looking at just the U.S. West Coast, are disturbing."Right now, for acidification in particular," said Isaac Kaplan, a NOAA researcher in Seattle...
Alaska editorial: Fuel regs show problem with Law of the Sea Treaty

This editorial first appeared in the Alaska Journal of Commerce: On July 13, the State of Alaska filed a lawsuit to challenge new fuel requirements for ocean-going vessels plying the West Coast shipping lanes that took effect Aug. 1.
Alaska Editorial: 'All-Alaska' gas line economics don't add up

...gas piped to Valdez, liquefied, loaded aboard expensive tankers, hauled to ports somewhere on the Canadian or U.S. West Coast, turned back into gas and then sent by pipe to consumers would be worth less to Alaska in taxes and royalties than...
ConocoPhillips says stance on LNG remains the same

ANCHORAGE - A ConocoPhillips Alaska Inc. executive told board members of the new state gas pipeline authority that its view of shipping liquefied natural gas from Alaska remains the same. Joe Marushack, ConocoPhillips' manager for North Slope gas commercialization, said it doesn't look any better now than it did in 2001, when the company led an industry consortium that spent $14 million researching an LNG project, according to the Alaska Journal of Commerce.


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