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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

ALASKA DROPPED BALL ON RUNAWAY SHELL VESSEL

State Focused on Capacity of Towing Vessel to be Towed, Not on Its Ability to Tow

NOAA DECLINES TO PROBE VAST UNDERESTIMATE OF BP SPILL

“Cut & Paste Error” Accepted as Basis for Hiding True Spill Rate in Official Reports

ARCTIC OFFSHORE DRILLING SAFETY ASSURANCES SOUGHT

Lawsuit to Force Release of Key Spill Prevention and Response Documents

BRITS DECRY RECKLESS RUSH TO DRILL IN ARCTIC WATERS

House of Commons Calls for Moratorium Until Stronger Safeguards Are in Place

INTERIOR IGNORED INVASIVE INTRODUCTION INTO ARCTIC WATERS

Exotic Organisms on Oil Drilling Equipment Excluded from Environmental Reviews