The Observer Newsletter

The Observer Newsletter

The latest 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.

The latest articles from the Observer newsletter:

Photo of the Valdez Duck Flats.

New buoys will collect data about winds and currents in Port Valdez

In February, the Council reached an agreement with Alyeska that will improve knowledge about weather ... Read more.
Title is Then and Now: 30 Years After the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

30 years after Exxon Valdez

How has oil transportation changed in Prince William Sound since 1989? The immediate cause of ... Read more.
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

How Alaskans redefined oil spill prevention and response

Alaska, and Prince William Sound in particular, is known for its world-class oil spill prevention ... Read more.
Donna Schantz

Thirty years later, Council continues mission to combat complacency

By Donna Schantz Executive Director On March 24, 1989, the Exxon Valdez ran aground on ... Read more.
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 ... Read more.
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 ... Read more.
Photo of representatives from the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservations and SERVS monitoring as as responders from the fishing vessel fleet deploy boom in Golden Bay, northwest Prince William Sound.

Drills test new response equipment and personnel

Exercises required for marine transition A series of drills and exercises, including one large no-notice ... Read more.
Photo of Betsi Oliver, outreach coordinator.

Community Corner: Council fosters pathways to engaged citizens

By Betsi Oliver Outreach Coordinator What makes the difference between youth who develop careers and ... 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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February 1991 Observer Newsletter 3.0 MB1
September 1991 Observer Newsletter 8.9 MB2
January 1992 Observer Newsletter 7.2 MB2
April 1992 Observer Newsletter 5.5 MB2
July 1992 Observer Newsletter 2.0 MB2
September 1992 Observer Newsletter 5.8 MB2
January 1993 Observer Newsletter 5.6 MB3
July 1993 Observer Newsletter 5.8 MB2
October 1993 Observer Newsletter 5.6 MB2
February 1994 Observer Newsletter 6.1 MB2
May 1994 Observer Newsletter 7.8 MB2
July 1994 Observer Newsletter 4.1 MB2
October 1994 Observer Newsletter 7.4 MB2
February 1995 Observer Newsletter 3.1 MB2
June 1995 Observer Newsletter 4.9 MB2
September 1995 Observer Newsletter 5.6 MB2
December 1995 Observer Newsletter 5.1 MB2
April 1996 Observer Newsletter 4.9 MB2
June 1996 Observer Newsletter 2.5 MB2
August 1996 Observer Newsletter 3.6 MB2
January 1997 Observer Newsletter 5.8 MB2
June 1997 Observer Newsletter 9.0 MB2
June 1998 Observer Newsletter 4.7 MB2
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December 1998 Observer Newsletter 4.7 MB2
March 1999 Observer Newsletter 3.2 MB2
May 1999 Observer Newsletter 4.4 MB2
October 1999 Observer Newsletter 4.7 MB2
December 1999 Observer Newsletter 8.5 MB2
March 2000 Observer Newsletter 4.9 MB2
May 2000 Observer Newsletter 7.9 MB2
September 2000 Observer Newsletter 4.4 MB2
December 2000 Observer Newsletter 8.1 MB2
February 2001 Observer Newsletter 5.8 MB1
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September 2001 Observer Newsletter 10.9 MB2
December 2001 Observer Newsletter 0.8 MB2
March 2002 Observer Newsletter 0.4 MB2
May 2002 Observer Newsletter 0.9 MB2
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December 2002 Observer Newsletter 0.5 MB1
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September 2004 Observer Newsletter 1.0 MB2
December 2004 Observer Newsletter 0.7 MB2
March 2005 Observer Newsletter 0.4 MB1
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July 2005 Observer Newsletter 0.8 MB2
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January 2006 Observer Newsletter 0.6 MB2
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July 2006 Observer Newsletter 1.3 MB2
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January 2007 Observer Newsletter 1.1 MB2
May 2007 Observer Newsletter 0.5 MB2
July 2007 Observer Newsletter 0.3 MB2
September 2007 Observer Newsletter 0.9 MB2
January 2008 Observer Newsletter 0.2 MB2
May 2008 Observer Newsletter 1.8 MB2
July 2008 Observer Newsletter 1.0 MB2
September 2008 Observer Newsletter 0.7 MB2
January 2009 Observer Newsletter 1.6 MB2
May 2009 Observer Newsletter 1.6 MB2
July 2009 Observer Newsletter 2.0 MB2
September 2009 Observer Newsletter 10.3 MB2
January 2010 Observer Newsletter 1.8 MB2
May 2010 Observer Newsletter 2.6 MB2
July 2010 Observer Newsletter 3.9 MB2
January 2011 Observer Newsletter 2.3 MB1
May 2011 Observer Newsletter 2.4 MB1
July 2011 Observer Newsletter 1.1 MB1
September 2011 Observer Newsletter 0.9 MB2
January 2012 Observer Newsletter 0.8 MB2
Fall 2017 Observer 0.8 MB4
January 2013 Observer Newsletter 1.3 MB6
January 2014 Observer Newsletter 3.8 MB0
January 2015 Observer Newsletter 1.8 MB6
January 2016 Observer Newsletter 0.9 MB4
January 2017 Observer 4.3 MB6
July 2012 Observer Newsletter 3.1 MB1
July 2013 Observer Newsletter 0.5 MB0
July 2014 Observer Newsletter 7.8 MB1
July 2015 Observer Newsletter 2.5 MB4
May 2012 Observer Newsletter 1.7 MB1
May 2013 Observer Newsletter 0.8 MB1
May 2014 Observer Newsletter 2.3 MB0
May 2015 Observer Newsletter 2.2 MB4
May 2016 Observer 1.2 MB4
May 2017 Observer 1.6 MB7
Spring 2018 Observer 2.4 MB1
Summer 2018 Observer 2.2 MB2
September 2010 Observer 5.0 MB1
September 2012 Observer Newsletter 2.4 MB2
September 2013 Observer Newsletter 6.7 MB1
September 2014 Observer Newsletter 2.1 MB1
September 2015 Observer 5.3 MB3
September 2016 Observer 0.8 MB5
Spring 2019 Observer 1.9 MB0