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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Council News

News release: Board issues position on safeguarding Alaska’s oil spill prevention and response standards

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Input from public critical to protect Alaska coastlines and communities The Council voted on October 29, 2019, to pass a ...
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Board Resolution 19-03: Safeguarding Alaska’s Oil Spill Prevention and Response Standards

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The Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council passed Resolution 19-03 on October 29, 2019: Safeguarding Alaska’s Oil Spill Prevention ...
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New buoys now streaming weather conditions from Port Valdez

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Two new buoys are now in place and broadcasting weather conditions in the vicinity of the Valdez Marine Terminal. The ...
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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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Year in Review: July 2018-June 2019

Year in Review: July 2018-June 2019
The Council’s latest annual report is now available!The annual report covers the many programs and projects we’ve been working on ...
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To submit comments: Public input critical to protect coastlines and communities in Alaska

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On October 15, 2019 Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation opened a public scoping process to solicit comments and input from ...
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Internship opportunity: Education Curriculum Assistant

From the Kodiak event: Learning about the effects of spilled oil on wildlife.
The Council is seeking a current student for a spring semester internship in science education and curriculum development. We are ...
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Long-term monitoring in Prince William Sound shows lowest contamination levels in study’s history

Photo of Austin Love conducting passive sampling for LTEMP project in 2018.
Results from the Council's efforts to monitor the long-term environmental impacts of the operation of Alyeska Pipeline Service Company’s Valdez ...
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