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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

SCANT TESTING FOR ARCTIC BLOWOUT CAPPING SYSTEM

Safety Agency Can Produce Only One Page of Notes to Demonstrate Cap Reliability

LAWSUIT FOR RELEASE OF KEY ARCTIC OFFSHORE SAFETY DATA

Testing Results for New Blowout Capping System Sought

HIGH-LEVEL LOWBALL IN GULF DEEPWATER CRISIS

Scientific Integrity Complaint Details Official Underestimation of BP Spill Rate

EXXON VALDEZ OIL LINGERING IN ENVIRONMENT, FEDS SAY

ExxonMobil Seeks to Block Collection of $100 Million Restoration Fund

PRESS OFFICE SCREENS OCEAN SCIENCE FOR "GRAMMATICAL ERRORS"

Interior Says Fears Based on "Misinterpretation of Policy" But Issue No Correction