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FEDERAL SUPPORT FOR OIL SPILL FUND WILL END IN 2018

From: Juneau Empire

“On Monday, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility said by email that a 9-cent per-barrel excise tax on all American crude oil will expire at the end…

OCEANS: LAWMAKERS HEAR WHETHER MARINE SANCTUARIES SHOULD SINK OR SWIM

From: E & E News

“The natural resources director of Aleutians East Borough in Alaska, Ernest Weiss, brought up the proposal to create an Aleutian marine sanctuary. It was proposed by…

OCEANS: LAWMAKERS TO REVIEW MARINE SANCTUARIES

From: E & E News

“NOAA determined that the nomination, led by the nonprofit Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, was "not sufficient". The hearing comes as the Trump administration…

ALASKA LAWMAKERS ON GUARD FOR POTENTIAL NEW OFFSHORE MONUMENTS

From: Alaska Dispatch News

"Alaska lawmakers are on the lookout for potential presidential decrees that could block fishing and drilling in the state's ocean waters."

OBAMA'S MARINE MONUMENT DESIGNATIONS ARE GOOD BUT IGNORE COASTAL WATERS

From: Alaska Dispatch News

"In the final months of his administration, Obama needs to correct this spectacular omission by designating additional monuments in ecologically sensitive…


News Releases

OIL TAX FOR FEDERAL SPILL FUND LAPSED WITH NEW YEAR

Oil and Oil Sands Pay No Federal Taxes Despite Potentially Huge Cleanup Costs

OIL SPILL LIABILITY TRUST FUND TO LAPSE AT MONTH’S END

No Reauthorization Bill Introduced to Extend Oil Excise Tax for Cleanup Funds

SHELL ARCTIC OFFSHORE SAFETY DATA STILL UNDER WRAPS

Specifics Bolstering President’s Assurance Cannot Be Produced until after Drilling

CALL FOR OBAMA TO DECLARE FIRST ALASKAN MARINE MONUMENTS

100,000 Sign Petition Seeking Permanent Protections for At-Risk Alaskan Waters

SUIT TO OBTAIN ARCTIC OFFSHORE DRILLING SAFETY DATA

Key Oil Spill Prevention and Response Documents Still Not Released to Public