Citizens promoting the environmentally safe operation of the Alyeska terminal and associated tankers.

The Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council was formed after the Exxon Valdez oil spill to provide a voice for citizens affected by decisions related to the Alyeska pipeline terminal and associated tankers. 

The Council’s Work

Council News

New buoys now streaming weather conditions from Port Valdez

Photo of new buoy deployed in 2019.
Two new buoys are now in place and broadcasting weather conditions in the vicinity of the Valdez Marine Terminal. The ...
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Council’s Board of Directors to meet in Kenai

Tustamena Lake on Kenai Peninsula near Kenai
The Council’s Board of Directors will be holding a meeting in Kenai on Thursday and Friday, September 19 and 20, ...
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30 years after Exxon Valdez

Title is Then and Now: 30 Years After the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill
How has oil transportation changed in Prince William Sound since 1989? The immediate cause of 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill ...
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How Alaskans redefined oil spill prevention and response

Governor Steve Cowper signs into law a suite of bills developed to enhance Alaska’s oil spill preparedness in the wake of the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Photo courtesy of David Rogers
Alaska, and Prince William Sound in particular, is known for its world-class oil spill prevention and response system. But it ...
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Review of vessel traffic service technology

Photo of the Valdez Duck Flats.
The Council is beginning a project to review what constitutes best available technology in the field of vessel traffic control, ...
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Board passes resolution commending Douglas K. Mertz

Board passes resolution commending Douglas K. Mertz
Resolution 19-02: Commending and Expressing Gratitude for Douglas K. Mertz’s Dedication and Service to the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ ...
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Funds available for educational projects related to our mission

Funds available for educational projects related to our mission
The Council works to educate Exxon Valdez region youth about the environmentally safe operation of the Alyeska terminal and associated ...
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Council met in Valdez in May

Three boats are shown here in a typical oil recovery formation during the Valdez training. The farthest pictured vessels are pulling the buster system forward. The outstretched legs of the buster collect the oil and direct it into the collection area. The closest vessel manages the skimmer and the transfer of product into the mini barge, tied alongside. Photo by Jeremy Robida.
The Council's Board of Directors held a board meeting in Valdez on Thursday and Friday, May 2-3, 2019. Agenda, meeting ...
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