The September 2015 edition of The Observer is now online!

In this issue, read about a study of Columbia Glacier and the potential future threat of icebergs from the glacier, a new generation learning about the Exxon spill through stories, staffer Joe Banta’s 25 years of service, and much more: Researchers say ice drifting into tanker lanes will be smaller but more numerous in future Passing the torch through story Expedition reshapes Kodiak educator’s feelings about Prince William Sound Jane Eisemann – Kodiak volunteer passionate about working for the council Joe Banta marks twenty-five years of service to the council From the Executive Director: Falling oil prices shouldn’t mean reduced environmental protections From Alyeska: Robotic inspection tool redefines Trans-Alaska Pipeline innovation Oral history teaches new generation about Exxon spill Want to receive every issue of The Observer straight to your inbox? Subscriptions are free. Subscribe here: The Observer … Continue reading

Latest news – The July 2015 edition of The Observer is now online!

The July issue of The Observer newsletter is now available! In this issue, read about firefighters from across Alaska learning to fight fires onboard marine vessels, the results of a study to find out if Port Valdez shrimp are contaminated by oil from the terminal, hear some of the lessons long-time volunteer Pete Heddell learned from the Exxon Valdez spill, and much more: Firefighters from across Alaska converge on Valdez to learn about marine fire response (7/22/2015) Executive committee for next year includes a mix of council experience and new members (7/22/2015) Pete Heddell: Exxon Valdez taught many lessons to those who paid attention (7/22/2015) How can we combine efforts and verify response capabilities?(7/22/2015) From Alyeska: Alyeska’s 2015 Atigun Award spotlights health and safety, hearing protection, and communication (7/22/2015) Community Corner: Sharing our mission with students(7/22/2015) New law means sustainable funds for spill prevention and response in Alaska (7/22/2015) Whittier’s Korbe resigns (7/22/2015) New staff member has deep ties to Alaska (7/22/2015) Want to receive every issue of The Observer straight to your inbox? Subscriptions are free. Subscribe here: The Observer … Continue reading

Latest news – The May 2015 edition of The Observer is now online!

The May issue of The Observer newsletter is now available! Read about the EPA’s efforts to update rules on oil spill dispersants, cleaner emissions from tankers in the Sound, springs found under Columbia Glacier, finally some good news about the recent funding fight for Alaska’s oil spill prevention and response department, and much more: … Continue reading