Environmental Monitoring

The Council conducts scientific research on risks to the environment from tanker and terminal operations. Council research documents levels of pollution and biological effects and help us better understand new technologies and the costs or benefits associated with their use.

Science Night 2022: Videos now available!

Science Night returned this year, better than ever! This annual event, hosted by the Prince William Regional Citizens Advisory Council, ...
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Plankton change with the seasons in Prince William Sound

Plankton change with the seasons in Prince William Sound
A new Council study will help improve monitoring for invasive species, such as tunicates, that live on the sea floor ...
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Council updates position on dispersant use during an oil spill

Council updates position on dispersant use during an oil spill
Prevention and mechanical recovery should remain primary options The Council's Board of Directors has updated the organization’s position on use ...
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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 quality rule that would regulate ...
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Prince William Sound is home to a variety of bird species in winter

Prince William Sound is home to a variety of bird species in winter
Frigid Alaska winters can be a tough time and place for wildlife. Food is scarce, the climate can be extreme, ...
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How has subsistence harvest changed over time in the Exxon Valdez oil spill region?

This graphic image demonstrates how the number of different resources harvested by the average household decreased over time. In 2003, 21 different types of resources were harvested. In 2014, the average household harvested just 13 different types. Data compiled from five Alaska communities: Tatitlek, Cordova, Chenega, Port Graham, and Nanwalek.
The Exxon Valdez oil spill changed the harvest and use of wild resources in Southcentral Alaska. Various anecdotal reasons such ...
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