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Oil Spill Prevention Planning

Through the oil spill prevention planning program, the Council develops positions and recommendations on oil spill response technologies; reviews state and federal contingency plans and plan-related issues; promotes compliance with and enforcement and funding of existing environmental regulations; and promotes the incorporation of local knowledge of sensitive areas in contingency

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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Oil spill prevention and response services transition to new contractor

Oil spill prevention and response services transition to new contractor
Prince William Sound was a hive of activity this summer. On July 1, Alyeska’s marine services contractor transitioned from Crowley ...
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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 to oil spill contingency plans ...
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Oil spill contingency plans for Prince William Sound under review

Oil spill contingency plans for Prince William Sound under review
Many changes stemming from transition of marine services contractor to Edison Chouest By Linda Swiss Council Project Manager Updates to ...
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Report identifies concerns with tanker escort tugs being built for service in Prince William Sound

Report identifies concerns with tanker escort tugs being built for service in Prince William Sound
The council has identified some areas of concern with the design of the new escort and general purpose tugs under ...
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Falling oil prices shouldn’t mean reduced environmental protections

Mark Swanson
From Executive Director Mark Swanson: Oil prices have been falling for a long while now. Stock markets and energy sectors ...
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