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. 

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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 reimagined 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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Recognizing the 30th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill

Recognizing the 30th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill
Resolution 19-01: Recognizing the 30th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, supporting high standards and safeguards for the Valdez ...
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Thirty years later, Council continues mission to combat complacency

Donna Schantz
By Donna Schantz Executive Director On March 24, 1989, the Exxon Valdez ran aground on Bligh Reef and spilled an ...
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New buoys will collect data about winds and currents in Port Valdez

Photo of the Valdez Duck Flats, which is designated as an “environmentally sensitive area” in spill contingency planning.
In February, the Council reached an agreement with Alyeska that will improve knowledge about weather conditions in Port Valdez. Alyeska ...
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Take a peek at the work we’ve been doing!

Council staffer Austin Love collects a settlement plate from the Alyeska terminal. Alyeska hosted plates to gather samples from that location. Photo by Nelli Vanderburg.
Every year, the Council updates its compendium of scientific research and technical reports. The compendium is an excellent overview of ...
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Council hiring manager for science projects

Council staffers Austin Love and Nelli Vanderburg work with the Smithsonian staff to survey Port Valdez. Photo by Kim Holzer.
We are hiring! The Council is seeking a Scientific and Environmental Monitoring Program Manager. This science project manager position coordinates ...
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New study analyzes weather at Hinchinbrook Entrance

New study analyzes weather at Hinchinbrook Entrance
A recent Council-sponsored report found that wind and waves at Hinchinbrook Entrance may be under reported as observed by the ...
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Out-of-service buoy and winter storms raise concerns

Out-of-service buoy and winter storms raise concerns
An out-of-service buoy and a series of recent storms have combined to raise concern at the Council about tanker transit ...
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