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Environmental and Worker Support Organizations:

Government Accountability Project

GAP's mission is to protect the public interest and promote government and corporate accountability by advancing occupational free speech, defending whistleblowers and empowering citizen activists. We also advise public agencies and legislative bodies about management policies and practices that help government deal more effectively with substantive information and concerns, while protecting the jobs and identities of those who provide this critical information.

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility

PEER works nation-wide with government scientists, land managers, environmental law enforcement agents, field specialists and other resource professionals committed to responsible management of America's public resources. Resource employees in government agencies have unique responsibilities as stewards of the environment. PEER supports those who are courageous and idealistic enough to seek a higher standard of environmental ethics and scientific integrity within their agency.

Project LAW

Project LAW is a public interest law firm devoted to advancing and defending the civil rights and liberties of individuals and community groups that are threatened by powerful institutions. Litigation is the primary tool we use to promote progressive change. We are headquartered in Washington, D.C., and have a second office in Seattle, Washington. Our practice is nationwide.

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Development News
This site has been established for the "Prudhoe Bay oil field operators and technicians dedicated to providing Government officials, the public and others who have not had the benefit of a personal visit to our Nationís Northern wilderness, with insight into the North Slope." - Facilitated by Charles Hamel Pogo.

Alyeska Group of Six

The Anonymous Trans-Alaska Pipeline System Whistle-Blowers.

Trustees for Alaska

Trustees for Alaska is a public interest law firm whose mission is to provide legal counsel to sustain and protect Alaska's natural environment. We represent local and national environmental groups, Alaska Native villages and nonprofit organizations, community groups, hunters, fishers and others where the outcome of our advocacy could benefit Alaska's environment.

Alaska Conservation Alliance

(ACA) is a statewide coalition of 44 conservation groups & businesses representing over 35,000 individual members.

Alaska Center for the Environment (ACE)

ACE works to build coalitions, educate, and promote public participation and support citizen activism. Issues of concern include state land management, statewide transportation policies, forestry, land use planning, and wetlands protection in Anchorage and Southcentral Alaska. ACE also addresses hazardous waste, toxic materials, and waste reduction problems. The Center also hosts an environmental education program that includes Trailside Discovery Camp for youth and families.

Alaska Community Action on Toxics (ACAT)

ACAT is the continuation of the Community Toxics Project begun by Greenpeace Alaska in 1994. This investigative and advocacy project uses computer mapping techniques and assists communities throughout Alaska in addressing contamination problems left by the military, oil and gas, and mining industries. It also endeavors to prevent future toxic contamination such as that which could result from the "depleted" uranium bomb test by the Air Force near Fairbanks.

Cook Inlet Keeper

In order to protect the waters and strengthen the link between the environment and communities of Cook Inlet, Cook Inlet Keeper helps citizens recognize their rights to clean water by providing access to important environmental information from government files and computer databases, involving citizen volunteers in hands-on water and sediment testing, and working with environmental attorneys to empower people to defend their rights to a healthy environment.

Greenpeace in Alaska

Greenpeace works to halt new oil and gas exploration to protect fragile Arctic habitats and species, and prevent further degradation of the Arctic environment from climate change. The work in Alaska is part of a larger effort to bring attention to the impacts of global warming on the world's environment. Additionally, Greenpeace works in Alaska to protect the biodiversity of our oceans. Greenpeace supports the traditional right of Alaska Native peoples to the sustainable use of natural resources for subsistence.

National Wildlife Federation-AK Natural Resource Center

The focus of the NWF Alaska Natural Resource Center is protecting Alaska's wetland ecosystems. The ANRC seeks full implementation of the Clean Water Act Section 404 wetlands permitting program in Alaska, as well as monitoring state and local government actions affecting wetlands. Through the Anchorage Wetlands Watch program, the ANRC seeks to engage local citizens and community groups in better protecting Anchorage wetlands and improving water quality.

Northern Alaska Environmental Center

The Northern Center focuses primarily on habitat protection through environmentally sound land management and allocation decisions. Top concerns include securing Wilderness designation for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, defending the wilderness qualities of national parks and refuges, protecting wild rivers, and promoting sustainable multiple uses of the Alaska boreal forest.

Sierra Club, Alaska Chapter

The Alaska Chapter of the Sierra Club is the local grassroots arm of the national Sierra Club. The chapter works to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment, and emphasizes wildlife protection and habitat conservation. Issues addressed by the chapter are the national parks, national wildlife refuges, national forest wilderness, and offshore oil and gas exploration.

Alaska Citizens' Workshop

This site has been developed to assist concerned Alaskan Citizens learn about current issues affecting the state, to enable them to provide input into the policy making process by communicating views to elected officials, and to give them the means to promote progressive ideas thru the media and other public forums.

Prince William Sound Regional Citizens Advisory Council

A Valdez-based citizen's watchdog group, funded by a tax on the oil industry. Contains environmental monitoring reports, a list of events marking the Valdeze anniversary, and an oil spill prevention and contingency plan.

Copper River Watershed Project

The CRWP is a private, non-profit organization that takes direction from its nine member board of directors. Board members come from both the river valley and delta of our watershed, and share a common feeling about where they live. CRWP is a membership organization. We have members from within and beyond the Copper River watershed, although only members living in the region may vote on CRWP actions.

National Resources Defense Council

NRDC uses law, science, and the support of more than 400,000 members nationwide to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things. The Natural Resources Defense Council's purpose is to safeguard the Earth: its people, its plants and animals and the natural systems on which all life depends. We work to restore the integrity of the elements that sustain life -- air, land and water -- and to defend endangered natural places. We seek to establish sustainability and good stewardship of the Earth as central ethical imperatives of human society. NRDC affirms the integral place of human beings in the environment. We strive to protect nature in ways that advance the long-term welfare of present and future generations. We work to foster the fundamental right of all people to have a voice in decisions that affect their environment. We seek to break down the pattern of disproportionate environmental burdens borne by people of color and others who face social or economic inequities. Ultimately, NRDC strives to help create a new way of life for humankind, one that can be sustained indefinitely without fouling or depleting the resources that support all life on Earth.

Environmental Impact of the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry

the most comprehensive resource on environmental issues surrounding the offshore oil and gas exploration and production

Oiland Gas Industry and Environment News

This site posts the latest Oil&Gas and Environment news. The news are updated continuously, to see fresh headlines just reload (refresh) the page.


State of Alaska

Department of Environmental Conservation (State of Alaska)

Includes information on the regulation of shipping, air and water quality, seafood processing and a special section on the Exxon Valdez spill.

State of Alaska Oil Spill Information Center

Contains maps, information on the current status of the spill, NRDA and Restoration Project Final Reports, and Real-Audio playback of Captain Joseph Hazelwood's ship-to-shore radio communications onboard the Exxon Valdez.

Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council

Agency that oversees research and shoreline-preservation funded by Exxon's 900-million dollar out-of-court settlement. Contains information and photos on the spill, the status of recovery, and ongoing restoration and research.

Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Restoration Web Site State of Alaska

This site is supported by the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council and provides information about the impact of the oil spill, the status of recovery of injured resources and services and information about ongoing restoration and research activities. This site is currently under development.

Institute of Marine Science (University of Alaska)

Prince William Sound Oil Spill Recovery Institute

A site for the nuts and bolts of organizing and carrying out spill containment and cleanup.

Sound Ecosystem Assessment (SEA)

National Response Center

The NRC is the sole federal point of contact for reporting oil and chemical spills.

Auke Bay Laboratory (Alaska Fisheries Science Center)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

"Spotlight" on the Exxon Valdez

Images from the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

NOAA's Oil Spill Emergency Response and Planning

Valdez Oil Spill Photographs

National Response Team (Oil Spills)

Oil Spill Program--Environmental Protection Agency

Oil Spill Research and Development Program (OSRADP)

Survivors of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

A perspective on the spill's tenth anniversary from Alaska fishers and environmentalists. Site includes impact summaries, news clippings, and litigation updates.


National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: Prince William Sound: An Ecosystem in Transition.

Prince William Sound: Paradise Lost? The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

Alaska Sea Life Center

A combination aquarium, community education and research center.

Oil Industry Related Sites:

Alyeska Pipeline Service Company

Ship Escort Response Vessel System

British Petroleum/Amoco

The company with the largest production of Alaska oil

B P Exploration (Alaska) Inc.

BP has had a presence on the North Slope since the late 1960s. We now have several producing oil fields and planned developments. Our goals are "No accident, no harm to people and no damage to the environment."

Exxon Corporation

Phillips 66

Photo of the 800 mile Trans-Alaska Pipeline

America Petroleum Institute

International Maritime Organization

International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation Limited

Exxon Valdez Oil Spill: Fate and Effects in Alaskan Waters

Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Research

International Maritime Organization

This site is a good source for finding international maritime treaties and regulations.


The international association of independent tanker owners, representing 60 percent of the world's 3371 oil tankers. Site includes "port disbursements" and a "Y2K Bulletin.

Coast Guard Port State Information eXchange

Allows users to track the spill record of any tanker, by name.

IPIECA, the International Petroleum Institute Environmental Conservation Association

The Association represents the views of its members in public forum and provides an interface between the petroleum industry and the United Nations Agencies.


Anchorage Daily News

maintains an extensive web site with information about the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska's Prince William Sound, providing text and photos of the environmental disaster.

The Valdez Star

P.O. Box 2949
Valdez, Alaska 99686
Phone: (907) 835-2405

In-depth local news and comment are the bread and butter of The Star. News stories in The Star are local angle stories with special focus on the City of Valdez, local courts, the Valdez school district, the trans-Alaska oil pipeline, the unparalleled sport fishing & hunting.

KCHU Public Radio 770AM KCHU Valdez

KCHU-AM 770 is a 10,000 watt full service public radio station in the city of Valdez with a staff of four. The station serves seven communities around Prince William Sound and the Copper River Basin. KCHU is repeated by translators in Cordova, Whittier, Tatitlek and Chenega Bay and carried by two full-service licensed stations in Glennallen and McCarthy. KCHU's signal can be heard in an area the size of Ohio serving a population base of 10,000 plus people. Currently there are around 400 KCHU members with a listenership made up of a variety independent communities.

To get in touch with us call toll--free at 800-478-5080. We also have a billboard number for people who want to leave a message on the radio. That number is (907) 835-5080 or outside of Valdez, Toll- Free at 800-478-5080

Books and other web sites dealing with the Exxon Valdez Oilspill

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