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:

Photo shows crews tending boom around the Solomon Gulch Hatchery, about 2 miles from the terminal. Early in the spill response, Alyeska deployed this protective boom around the hatchery and nearby Valdez Duck Flats. No oil reached either site. Both sites are particularly sensitive to oil contamination. Sensitive areas like these are identified before a spill occurs and response plans are tailored to each site. These plans save time during the critical first hours of a response.

A journey through time: New Council report documents history of tanker contingency plan

Thousands of pages of documents. Countless meetings and workgroups. Over thirty years of oil spill ... Read more.
Community Corner: Committee volunteer recognized for achievements in conservation

Community Corner: Committee volunteer recognized for achievements in conservation

Council volunteer Kate Morse recently received a Conservation Achievement Award from Alaska Conservation Foundation. These ... Read more.
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, ... Read more.
Schantz and Archibald: Safeguarding our prevention and response system

Schantz and Archibald: Safeguarding our prevention and response system

By President Robert Archibald (City of Homer) and Executive Director Donna Schantz It will surprise ... Read more.
From Alyeska: Alyeska wins award for conservation of natural resources from U.S. Fish and Wildlife

From Alyeska: Alyeska wins award for conservation of natural resources from U.S. Fish and Wildlife

In July, The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) recognized Alyeska Pipeline Service Company with ... Read more.
Volunteer Spotlight: Patience Andersen Faulkner

Volunteer Spotlight: Patience Andersen Faulkner

A good neighbor reflects on the art of listening Patience Andersen Faulkner creates beautiful beadwork, ... Read more.
Study shows purpose-driven design can improve performance

Study shows purpose-driven design can improve performance

When a ship is disabled at sea, an appropriate rescue vessel must respond quickly to ... Read more.
Who is responsible for an oil spill in Prince William Sound?

Who is responsible for an oil spill in Prince William Sound?

Who is responsible for an oil spill in Prince William Sound? According to law, whoever ... 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.
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