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:

Compromise reached over habitat protections

Compromise reached over habitat protections

Sensitive areas guaranteed swift protection when threatened by an oil spill Conflicting views over the ... Read more.
Inoperable radar in Prince William Sound concerns Council

Inoperable radar in Prince William Sound concerns Council

No plans for repair in near future The U.S. Coast Guard’s Vessel Traffic Service, or ... Read more.
Tanker at berth.

Potential regulation changes to undergo extended public comment period

Before the state’s oil spill regulations are modified, any proposed changes will undergo an extended ... Read more.
Industry drills test equipment and personnel

Industry drills test equipment and personnel

Drills and exercises conducted last year in Prince William Sound continued to test the new ... Read more.
Photo of Betsi Oliver, outreach coordinator.

Community Corner: How does outreach continue in a pandemic?

My job at the Council is to foster community engagement. This includes lots of travel ... Read more.
Donna Schantz

From the executive director: Maintaining Alaska’s High Standards in Spill Prevention and Response

Prince William Sound is home to one of the best and most effective oil spill ... Read more.
From Alyeska: Collaboration and dedication helps ease tough year

From Alyeska: Collaboration and dedication helps ease tough year

I began my first weeks with Alyeska in January energized about the year ahead. Having ... Read more.
Systems at fault in April Valdez Terminal spill identified

Systems at fault in April Valdez Terminal spill identified

On April 12, a sheen was reported near the small boat harbor at the Valdez ... 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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Spring 2019 Observer 1.9 MB | March 20, 2019
January 2014 Observer Newsletter 3.8 MB | January 1, 2014
May 2014 Observer Newsletter 2.3 MB | May 6, 2014
Summer 2020 Observer 2.3 MB | August 20, 2020
Summer 2019 Observer 2.3 MB | October 4, 2019
Winter 2020 Observer 1.5 MB | February 17, 2020
Spring 2020 Observer Newsletter 1.7 MB | May 27, 2020
February 2001 Observer Newsletter 5.8 MB | February 1, 2001
May 2011 Observer Newsletter 2.4 MB | May 1, 2011
March 2003 Observer Newsletter 1.1 MB | March 1, 2003
March 2005 Observer Newsletter 0.4 MB | March 1, 2005
December 2002 Observer Newsletter 0.5 MB | December 1, 2002
May 2005 Observer Newsletter 1.0 MB | May 1, 2005
July 2011 Observer Newsletter 1.1 MB | July 1, 2011
January 2011 Observer Newsletter 2.3 MB | January 1, 2011
February 1991 Observer Newsletter 3.0 MB | February 1, 1991
May 2012 Observer Newsletter 1.7 MB | May 1, 2012
July 2012 Observer Newsletter 3.1 MB | July 30, 2012
May 2013 Observer Newsletter 0.8 MB | May 9, 2013
July 2013 Observer Newsletter 0.5 MB | July 31, 2013
September 2013 Observer Newsletter 6.7 MB | September 6, 2013
September 2014 Observer Newsletter 2.1 MB | September 1, 2014
Spring 2018 Observer 2.4 MB | April 25, 2018
May 1999 Observer Newsletter 4.4 MB | May 1, 1999
September 2004 Observer Newsletter 1.0 MB | September 1, 2004
January 2010 Observer Newsletter 1.8 MB | January 1, 2010
September 2005 Observer Newsletter 0.7 MB | September 1, 2005
December 1999 Observer Newsletter 8.5 MB | December 1, 1999
June 1996 Observer Newsletter 2.5 MB | June 1, 1996
June 1997 Observer Newsletter 9.0 MB | June 1, 1997
July 1992 Observer Newsletter 2.0 MB | July 1, 1992
July 2008 Observer Newsletter 1.0 MB | July 1, 2008
February 1994 Observer Newsletter 6.1 MB | February 1, 1994
September 2009 Observer Newsletter 10.3 MB | September 1, 2009
January 2008 Observer Newsletter 0.2 MB | January 1, 2008
May 2007 Observer Newsletter 0.5 MB | May 1, 2007
September 2000 Observer Newsletter 4.4 MB | September 1, 2000
September 1998 Observer Newsletter 4.3 MB | September 1, 1998
September 2008 Observer Newsletter 0.7 MB | September 1, 2008
December 1998 Observer Newsletter 4.7 MB | December 1, 1998
September 2011 Observer Newsletter 0.9 MB | September 1, 2011
March 2000 Observer Newsletter 4.9 MB | March 1, 2000
April 1996 Observer Newsletter 4.9 MB | April 1, 1996
May 2010 Observer Newsletter 2.6 MB | May 17, 2010
March 1999 Observer Newsletter 3.2 MB | March 1, 1999
June 1995 Observer Newsletter 4.9 MB | June 1, 1995
December 1995 Observer Newsletter 5.1 MB | December 1, 1995
May 2003 Observer Newsletter 0.8 MB | May 1, 2003
September 2001 Observer Newsletter 10.9 MB | September 1, 2001
September 1991 Observer Newsletter 8.9 MB | September 1, 1991
December 2000 Observer Newsletter 8.1 MB | December 1, 2000
September 2007 Observer Newsletter 0.9 MB | September 1, 2007
December 2001 Observer Newsletter 0.8 MB | December 1, 2001
September 2003 Observer Newsletter 0.7 MB | September 1, 2003
July 1993 Observer Newsletter 5.8 MB | July 1, 1993
September 1992 Observer Newsletter 5.8 MB | September 1, 1992
December 2003 Observer Newsletter 0.8 MB | December 1, 2003
May 2004 Observer Newsletter 0.7 MB | May 1, 2004
May 1994 Observer Newsletter 7.8 MB | May 1, 1994
February 1995 Observer Newsletter 3.1 MB | February 1, 1995
May 2001 Observer Newsletter 9.6 MB | May 1, 2001
September 1995 Observer Newsletter 5.6 MB | September 1, 1995
August 1996 Observer Newsletter 3.6 MB | August 1, 1996
October 1993 Observer Newsletter 5.6 MB | October 1, 1993
January 2006 Observer Newsletter 0.6 MB | January 1, 2006
March 2004 Observer Newsletter 0.8 MB | March 1, 2004
March 2002 Observer Newsletter 0.4 MB | March 1, 2002
January 2009 Observer Newsletter 1.6 MB | January 1, 2009
January 1997 Observer Newsletter 5.8 MB | January 1, 1997
May 2000 Observer Newsletter 7.9 MB | May 1, 2000
July 2006 Observer Newsletter 1.3 MB | July 1, 2006
July 2010 Observer Newsletter 3.9 MB | July 1, 2010
June 1998 Observer Newsletter 4.7 MB | June 1, 1998
September 2002 Observer Newsletter 0.9 MB | September 1, 2002
July 2007 Observer Newsletter 0.3 MB | July 1, 2007
January 2012 Observer Newsletter 0.8 MB | January 1, 2012
December 2004 Observer Newsletter 0.7 MB | December 1, 2004
January 1992 Observer Newsletter 7.2 MB | January 1, 1992
May 2002 Observer Newsletter 0.9 MB | May 1, 2002
May 2009 Observer Newsletter 1.6 MB | May 1, 2009
May 2008 Observer Newsletter 1.8 MB | May 1, 2008
July 2005 Observer Newsletter 0.8 MB | July 1, 2005
July 2009 Observer Newsletter 2.0 MB | July 1, 2009
May 2006 Observer Newsletter 0.9 MB | May 1, 2006
July 1994 Observer Newsletter 4.1 MB | July 1, 1994
April 1992 Observer Newsletter 5.5 MB | April 1, 1992
October 1994 Observer Newsletter 7.4 MB | October 1, 1994
September 2006 Observer Newsletter 1.5 MB | September 1, 2006
October 1999 Observer Newsletter 4.7 MB | October 1, 1999
January 2007 Observer Newsletter 1.1 MB | January 1, 2007
Summer 2018 Observer 2.2 MB | December 25, 2018
September 2010 Observer 5.0 MB | September 1, 2010
January 1993 Observer Newsletter 5.6 MB | January 1, 1993
May 2015 Observer Newsletter 2.2 MB | May 5, 2015
July 2015 Observer Newsletter 2.5 MB | July 23, 2015
January 2016 Observer Newsletter 0.9 MB | January 1, 2016
May 2016 Observer 1.2 MB | May 1, 2016
Fall 2017 Observer 0.8 MB | October 1, 2017
September 2015 Observer 5.3 MB | September 1, 2015
September 2016 Observer 0.8 MB | September 1, 2016
January 2013 Observer Newsletter 1.3 MB | January 30, 2013
January 2015 Observer Newsletter 1.8 MB | January 1, 2015
January 2017 Observer 4.3 MB | January 1, 2017
May 2017 Observer 1.6 MB | May 1, 2017

 

 

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