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:

Volunteer cultivates resilience and seaweed in Prince William Sound

Volunteer cultivates resilience and seaweed in Prince William Sound

Volunteer Spotlight: Skye Steritz Skye Steritz’ passion for a clean environment started at an early ... Read more.
Council mourns loss of Anchorage staffer

Council mourns loss of Anchorage staffer

Natalie Novik, administrative assistant for the Anchorage office, passed away in October 2021, after a ... Read more.
Three new staff members join the Anchorage office

Three new staff members join the Anchorage office

KJ Crawford joined staff as the new director of administration in December 2021, and has ... Read more.
The Council’s “all-purpose bureaucrat” looking forward to a busy retirement

The Council’s “all-purpose bureaucrat” looking forward to a busy retirement

Walt Wrede is retiring after serving as the Council’s director of administration since 2016. Wrede’s ... Read more.
Drills and exercises affected by pandemic again in 2021

Drills and exercises affected by pandemic again in 2021

The Council has released its annual report on drills and exercises conducted in Prince William ... Read more.
From Alyeska:  New year, new barge, renewed optimism for 2022

From Alyeska: New year, new barge, renewed optimism for 2022

By Danika Yeager Interim President, Alyeska Pipeline Service Company 2022 marks an exciting milestone; the ... Read more.
Image with a quote from the Oil Pollutions Act of 1990: "Only when local citizens are involved in the process will the trust develop that is necessary to change the present system from confrontation to consensus.”

Schantz: Collaboration leads to better solutions for prevention and response

By Donna Schantz Executive Director The Oil Pollution Act of 1990 notes congressional findings from ... Read more.
Council supports Alyeska’s appeal to EPA

Council supports Alyeska’s appeal to EPA

In late 2020, Alyeska Pipeline Service Company appealed a July 2020 Environmental Protection Agency air ... Read more.


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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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October 1994 Observer Newsletter (7.4 MB)

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October 1993 Observer Newsletter (5.6 MB)

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September 1992 Observer Newsletter (5.8 MB)

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January 1992 Observer Newsletter (7.2 MB)

September 1991 Observer Newsletter (8.9 MB)

February 1991 Observer Newsletter (3.0 MB)

 

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