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Oil Spill Prevention Planning

Through the oil spill prevention planning program, the Council develops positions and recommendations on oil spill response technologies; reviews state and federal contingency plans and plan-related issues; promotes compliance with and enforcement and funding of existing environmental regulations; and promotes the incorporation of local knowledge of sensitive areas in contingency

Report identifies concerns with tanker escort tugs being built for service in Prince William Sound

Report identifies concerns with tanker escort tugs being built for service in Prince William Sound
The council has identified some areas of concern with the design of the new escort and general purpose tugs under ...
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Falling oil prices shouldn’t mean reduced environmental protections

Mark Swanson
From Executive Director Mark Swanson: Oil prices have been falling for a long while now. Stock markets and energy sectors ...
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Robotic inspection tool redefines Trans-Alaska Pipeline innovation

A crawler pig like this one reduces cost and risk during pipeline inspections. Photo courtesy of Alyeska Corporate Communications.
From Alyeska: This is a tale of perfect timing and imperfect piping, insistent independence and trusted teamwork, hundreds of hurdles ...
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State spill prevention and response division prevails in fight for funding

State spill prevention and response division prevails in fight for funding
By Steve Rothchild Administrative Deputy Director The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation’s division of Spill Prevention and Response, often referred ...
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