The Observer Newsletter

The Observer Newsletter

News about the safe transportation of oil in Prince William Sound

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The Council’s publication,The Observer, is a free quarterly newsletter with nearly 5,000 printed copies distributed throughout Prince William Sound, the northern Gulf of Alaska, lower Cook Inlet, and the Kodiak archipelago, as well as by request to interested citizens around the world, including regulators and industry.

The Observer covers council activities, developments in the oil transportation industry in Prince William Sound, including news about policies, regulations, operations at the Valdez Marine Terminal, oil spill prevention and response, effects of the oil industry on the environment, and other issues related to the safe transportation or oil through Prince William Sound. Major oil spill drills are covered, and Alyeska is invited to submit a column for each issue.

Recent articles from the Observer newsletter:

Oil spill prevention and response services transition to new contractor

Oil spill prevention and response services transition to new contractor

Prince William Sound has a hive of activity this summer. On July 1, Alyeska’s marine ... Read more.
Changes to oil spill contingency plans approved

Changes to oil spill contingency plans approved

Extensive amendments due to transition The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation recently approved major amendments ... Read more.
Piping inspections near completion

Piping inspections near completion

By Austin Love Council Project Manager For the first time since the facility’s construction was ... Read more.
In this image, Shelton Gay, an oceanographer with the Prince William Sound Science Center and principal researcher for this project, prepares to launch a bouy.

New tech improves knowledge of water circulation in Port Valdez

By Jeremy Robida Council Project Manager This year, the Council completed a multi-year study with ... Read more.
Community Corner: Devoted to the cause of safe oil transportation

Community Corner: Devoted to the cause of safe oil transportation

By Lisa Matlock Outreach Coordinator The Council is exceedingly lucky to have volunteers who spend ... Read more.
Schantz: Prevention and response improving, full capabilities not yet proven

Schantz: Prevention and response improving, full capabilities not yet proven

By Donna Schantz Executive Director The Council is pleased to say that the recent transition ... Read more.
From Alyeska: Transition activities - an update from Alyeska

From Alyeska: Transition activities – an update from Alyeska

Photos and information courtesy of Alyeska Corporate Communications ... Read more.
Al Burch resigns from Board of Directors

Al Burch resigns from Board of Directors

Al Burch, who served on the Council’s Board of Directors since September of 2002, resigned ... Read more.

Questions or comments about The Observer newsletter? We’d like to hear from you! Please email or call: Amanda Johnson, Public Communications Project Manager, 907-273-6221.

Observer Archives

If you are looking for an article from a previous edition of The Observer:

    1. Individual articles written since 2013 are available in the Observer Article Archive.
    2. Articles 2012 and older are available via the PDF archives below.
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December 1999 Observer Newsletter 8.5 MB2
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December 1998 Observer Newsletter 4.7 MB2
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December 1995 Observer Newsletter 5.1 MB2
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October 1994 Observer Newsletter 7.4 MB2
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October 1993 Observer Newsletter 5.6 MB2
July 1993 Observer Newsletter 5.8 MB2
January 1993 Observer Newsletter 5.6 MB3
September 1992 Observer Newsletter 5.8 MB2
July 1992 Observer Newsletter 2.0 MB2
April 1992 Observer Newsletter 5.5 MB2
January 1992 Observer Newsletter 7.2 MB2
September 1991 Observer Newsletter 8.9 MB2
February 1991 Observer Newsletter 3.0 MB1