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 report assesses risks and safety culture at Alyeska’s Valdez Marine Terminal

Council report assesses risks and safety culture at Alyeska’s Valdez Marine Terminal

New report: “Assessment of Risks and Safety Culture at Alyeska’s Valdez Marine Terminal” Prepared by Ms. Billie Pirner Garde, contractor ...
Workshop: Tsunami hazards guidance for vessel operators

Workshop: Tsunami hazards guidance for vessel operators

The Council is partnering with the City of Valdez to hold a workshop to further our understanding of the risks ...
About the Exxon Valdez oil spill

About the Exxon Valdez oil spill

On March 24, 1989, the oil tanker Exxon Valdez ran aground on a charted rock, Bligh Reef, in Prince William ...
Board of Directors met in Anchorage

Board of Directors met in Anchorage

The Council held a Board meeting in Anchorage on Thursday and Friday, January 25-26, 2024. Final Agenda (PDF) Meeting Materials ...

Science Night 2023 – Videos now available

Science Night 2023's theme was Systems and Methods: Connecting across the Exxon Valdez oil spill region ...
Front cover of the report. Image is of a rocky beach in Prince William Sound covered with mussels and other tidal critters. Mountains and ocean in the background. Clicking on the image will download a PDF of the report.

Annual Report now available

The Council's annual report, Year in Review 2022/2023, is now available. This report covers the many programs and projects we’ve ...
Decades-old monitoring program still innovating

Decades-old monitoring program still innovating

Thirty years ago, a new Council program was just getting underway. The assignment for the new Long-Term Environmental Monitoring Program ...
Image describes cycle of removing oil from ballast water as described in the photo's caption.

Under-studied component of hydrocarbons documented in discharge from terminal

A new report examined hydrocarbons that enter Prince William Sound from the Valdez Marine Terminal that until recently have received ...

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