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 will collect data about winds and currents in Port Valdez

Photo of the Valdez Duck Flats.
In February, the Council reached an agreement with Alyeska that will improve knowledge about weather conditions in Port Valdez. Alyeska ...
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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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Council seeking legislative monitor for Juneau

Council seeking legislative monitor for Juneau
The Council is inviting proposals for legislative monitoring services for the period from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2024.The ...
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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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Sen. Dan Sullivan introduces legislation to make major improvements to the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund

Photo of the Council delegation meeting with Sen. Dan Sullivan.
Legislation includes enhancements supported by Prince William Sound RCAC Monday, the day after the 30th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez ...
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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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