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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

ON EXXON VALDEZ 25TH ANNIVERSARY MUCH REMAINS UNRESOLVED

Alaska Legislature Takes Up Measure Urging Action on Long-Stalled Damages Claim

OLD DEAD FISH SPARK SPAT BETWEEN GOVERNMENT AND OIL GIANT

Pacific Herring Tissue Samples from 2005 Figure in Ongoing Exxon Valdez Litigation

EXXON VALDEZ RECOVERY REMAINS STUCK IN LIMBO

Federal Judge “Dismayed” over Slow Pace of Promised Preliminary Work

FATAL GULF RIG EXPLOSION STILL UNRESOLVED MONTHS LATER

Black Elk Blast Killed Three; Agency “Cannot Estimate” Investigation Completion

CALL TO OPEN UP EMERGENCY SHELL ARCTIC REVIEW

Federal Agencies Need to Consult Outside Experts and Residents Not Just Industry