TAPS Right of Way Historical Issues




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P.O. Box 188, Valdez, AK 99686
Phone: (907) 835-5460 / Fax: (907) 835-5410
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Email: aferfbx@alaskaforum.org




October 19, 2001

Sent via Email and US Mail

BLM TAPS Renewal Scoping
Argons National Laboratory, EAD/900
9700 South Cass Avenue, Argons, IL 60439


Re: TAPS Right-of-Way Renewal Comments

The Alaska Forum for Environmental Responsibility was born out of a concern that the lack of government and industry accountability to the public mandate to safeguard Alaska's environment threatens the ecological integrity of Alaska and a diverse, sustainable economic future for all Alaskans. We believe it is irresponsible to allow industry or the state to aggressively pursue short-term profit at the expense of public health and the environment. The Alaska Forum does not oppose the utilization of Alaska's oil, timber and other natural resources. Instead, we believe natural resource utilization must occur in a manner that protects the long-term health of our environment, the foundation of Alaska's economic future.

The mission of the Alaska Forum for Environmental Responsibility (Alaska Forum) is to hold industry and government accountable to the public mandate to safeguard the environment, provide a safe and retaliation-free workplace, and achieve a sustainable economy in Alaska.

Underpinning our mission is the understanding that if laws are disregarded by industry, un-enforced by federal and state governments, and unknown to or under-utilized by citizens and citizen groups, legislation and regulation will have little impact on environmental protection and the sustainability of Alaska's economy.

Current oil industry practices, as well as inadequate government oversight of these industries, threaten the long-term health of Alaska's marine, freshwater, and forest ecosystems. Moreover, conscientious government and industry employees who speak-out about threats to the environment and worker safety often suffer harassment and retaliation by their own employers. And citizen participation in environmental decision-making and problem solving is often lacking.

With the aforementioned, which outlines the Alaska Forum's interest in the Trans-Alaska Pipeline lease renewal scooping process, the Alaska Forum offers the following information as background that must be considered when assessing the need for any new requirements that should be made part of the proposed lease renewal process.

This information documents citizen, government and industry involvement in TAPS for most of its history. You will note that Citizens have long warned government and industry of potential issues, fought for safeguards and been routinely ignored or dismissed through that effort.

As we all know many of the serious events that have plagued TAPS were predicted by citizens well in advance of the events actually happening. Those warnings have been continually dismissed by both the oil industry and the government oversight agencies.

In this submittal, the Alaska Forum has compiled part of the public record that attests to the difficulty of getting the oil industry and Government agencies to implement preventative changes prior to some catastrophic event happening.

You should note that before the Alaska Forum's existence, individuals such as private citizens and some government officials gave ample warning and requested changes and increased oversight. The oil industry and to some extent the government agencies routinely attacked these messengers and dismiss their message.

This memo lays out some of the history in a bibliography with some bullets items and provides an electronic copy of this material.

The Bibliography below is categorized by individual or entity. A file name (top line of individual bullet item) has been included that will provide easier access to the referenced documents provided on an accompanying CD for public use. This line is followed by the specific cite and a brief document substance.

Thank you for your consideration of this submittal.

Submitted on behalf of the Alaska Forum for Environmental Responsibility Board of Directors: Stan Stephens, Walt Parker, Dave Lacey, Dan Lawn and Riki Ott by,



Riki Ott, President

Enclosure: CD Electronic File is with US Mail copy








Bibliography



Alaska Forum for Environmental Responsibility (AFER)


101AFER 1995 News Article Crude Behavior
1995, Crude Behavior "Big Oil to Alaska Pipeline Inspectors: Don't Squawk or Else", by Eric Nelson (The Free Press)
  • Substance: News Article, which reports on Alyeska's Harassment, Intimidation, Retaliation and Discrimination (HIRD) of Alyeska Inspectors for doing their jobs.
102AFER 4-20-95 Ltr to Shivley re Concerned Employees
4-20-1995, Letter to Commissioner Shively regarding summary of DOL Whistleblower cases, AFER
  • Substance: AFER letter AK DNR Commissioner that provides a summary of the status of Alyeska whistleblower cases pending before USDOL
103AFER 9-1996 Pipeline in Peril
9-1996 "Pipeline In Peril", AFER
  • Substance: A Status Report on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, which documents deficiencies and recommends changes.
104AFER 1-29-97 Poisoning the Well
1-29-1997, Poisoning the Well "Report Details Illegal Hazardous Waste Injections into North Slope Oil Wells", AFER
  • Substance: A report that documents the Disclosure of Illegal Hazardous Waste Disposal on Alyeska's North Slope by BP, BP Exploration, Alaska (BPXA) and their Contractor Doyon Ltd, Doyon Drilling and Nuggets Drilling.
105AFER 2-1997 Poisoning The Well Press Release
1-1997, "Poisoning The Well", AFER Press Release
  • Substance: AFER Press Release re Poisoning The Well Report
106AFER PiP Update 6-5-1997
6-5-1997, Pipeline in Peril "An Update of Events on the Troubled Alaska Pipeline Since September 1996, by Richard A. Fineberg
  • Substance: An Update on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, which documents deficiencies and recommends changes.
107AFER 5-1-98 Poisoning the Well News Article 05spi011998
5-1-98, BP Contractor Pleads Guilty to Toxic Dumping - Alaska's Doyon Drilling Fined - Will Assist in Probe of BP, by Steve Miletich (Seattle Post-Intelligence)
  • Substance: News Paper article about Doyon Drilling Pleading Guilty to Toxic Dumping.








Alaska (State of)


No Electronic File available at this time
February 1990, Alaska Oil Spill Commission, Spill: The Wreck of the Exxon Valdez Volume 1










Alyeska


101APSC 3-24-89 EOC Tape Transcripts
3-24-89, Alyeska Pipeline Service Company Anchorage Emergency Center Transcripts, Alyeska
  • Substance: A verbatim transcript of Alyeska and Oil industry calls to the Alyeska EOC during the initial response to the Exxon Valdez Oil spill. Conversation includes dispraising remarks about Citizens and Fishermen. Also gives evidence of knowingly planning to violate both federal and state law.








Congress


101 Congress 5-5-8-89 US Hs of Reps EVOS Hearings Ser No 101-5
May 5-8, 1989, Part 1, Serial # 101-5, Oversight Hearings before the Committee on Interior and insular Affairs of the U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Second Congress, First session on Investigation of the Exxon Oversight Hearings before the Valdez Oil Spill, Prince William Sound, Alaska
  • Substance: Table of contents and exhibit list of the Hearing which documents Alyeska and Oil Industry failure to perform oil spill response as promised and requires to TAPS lease.
102 Congress 7-92 US Hs of Reps Report on Alyeska-Wackenhut Covert Operation
July 1992, Part 1, Alyeska Pipeline Service Company Covert Operation Report of the Committee on Interior and insular Affairs of the U.S. House of Representatives One Hundred Second Congress
  • Substance: Table of contents and exhibit list of the Hearing which documents Alyeska and Oil Industry Covert Spying Operation on Citizens, Government officials and at lest one member of the US Congress
103 Cong George Miller 4-8-91 ltr To US Judges Sporkin and Holland re Alyeska Cplan
Promises during TAPS Hearings prior to passing TAPS Act, Congressman George Miller
  • Substance: Congressman Miller provides documentation to Federal Judges about The Oil industry knowingly failing to provide adequate oil response equipment prior to the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill.
No Electronic file at this time
11-4,5 and 6, 1991, Serial No 102-13, Oversight Hearings before the Committee on Interior and insular Affairs of the U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Second Congress First session on Alyeska Pipeline Service Company Covert Operation Hearings Held in Washington, DC
  • Substance: Table of contents and exhibit list of the Hearing which documents Alyeska and Oil Industry Covert Spying Operation on Citizens, Government officials and at lest one member of the US Congress








Daniel J. Lawn (DJL)


101DJL 7-13-1982 memo to DEC re Alyeska Cplan
7-13-1982 memo to DEC re Alyeska Cplan Inadequacy
  • Substance: Government (ADEC) official warns Department of Alyeska's inability to Recover oil as indicated it Alyeska Cplan. Document is part of the public record of the Oversight Hearings before the Committee on Interior and insular Affairs of the U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Second Congress, First session on Investigation of the Exxon Oversight Hearings before the Valdez Oil Spill, Prince William Sound, Alaska, Part 1, Serial # 101-5. Hearings held May 5- 8, 1989, at page 893.
102DJL 5-1-84 memo to DEC re Problems at Alyeska
5-1-84, Memo to DEC regarding Problems at Alyeska, by Dan Lawn
  • Substance: Government (ADEC) official warns Department of about significant problems At Alyeska's Valdez Marine Terminal where pollution abetment equipment is not repaired or dismantled. Document is part of the public record of the Oversight Hearings before the Committee on Interior and insular Affairs of the U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Second Congress, First session on Investigation of the Exxon Oversight Hearings before the Valdez Oil Spill, Prince William Sound, Alaska, Part 1, Serial # 101-5. Hearings held May 5- 8, 1989, at page 884.
103DJL 12-19-84 memo to DEC re Problems at VMT Update
12-19-84, Memo to DEC re Problems at VMT Update, by Dan Lawn
  • Substance: Government (ADEC) official warns Department of about significant problems At Alyeska's Valdez Marine Terminal where pollution abetment equipment is not repaired or dismantled. Document is part of the public record of the Oversight Hearings before the Committee on Interior and insular Affairs of the U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Second Congress, First session on Investigation of the Exxon Oversight Hearings before the Valdez Oil Spill, Prince William Sound, Alaska, Part 1, Serial # 101-5. Hearings held May 5- 8, 1989, at page 874.
104DJL 5-5-86 Memo to DEC re Access Delays at VMT
5-5-86, Memo To DEC regarding Access Delays at VMT, by Dan Lawn
  • Substance: Government (ADEC) official warns Department of about problems Gaining access to Alyeska's Valdez Marine Terminal.
105DJL 2-30-90 ACE Presentation Oil Spill Equip AK Vs Europe
2-3-90, Interim Review of Oil Spill Prevention and Cleanup Capabilities in Northern Europe as Compared to Alaska, by Dan Lawn
  • Substance: White Paper that documents Oil spill Cleanup capabilities in Northern Europe that far exceed Alyeska's Oil spill Response capabilities.
106DJL 1978 to 9-91 News Articles re Alyeska--Lawn
1978 to 1991, Various News Articles about Dan Lawn
  • Substance: Articles report on ADEC (lawn) investigation of Alyeska and Alyeska's and ADEC's Harassment, Intimidation, Retaliation and Discrimination (HIRD) of Lawn for doing his job.
Electronic File not available at this time
July 25, 1991, Report: Analysis of TAPS Trade Tank Vessel Ballast Water Practices at the Valdez Marine Terminal, by Daniel J. Lawn.
  • Substance: A comprehensive review of Tanker and Valdez Marine Terminal Ballast Records to determine what was the common practice in Tankers transporting ballast from the west coast and Alyeska's acceptance of all ballast brought to the VMT by the tankers. The analysis was conducted for the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC), who ultimately dismissed the detailed, well documented, and critical report as well as prevent it from becoming part of the public record. USEPA used the report for enforcement action that resulted in two $20,000 fines. For news articles see 109DJL 1-1997 to 10-1991 News Articles, pages 14 and 15. Also see 106DJL 1978 to 9-91 News Articles pages 1-5 and 14
107DJL 3-30-93 Shetland Conf Need History be the Path to the Future
3-30-93, "Shetland: Need History be the Path to the Future?", by Dan Lawn
  • Substance: A paper prepared for presentation at the Conference on "` Managing The Marine Environment: The Shetland Standard" in Shetland, UK March 30 -April 1, 1993, published in Conference Proceedings. Paper details Nee for Citizen involvement in Oil industry issues in Alaska (TAPS) and Shetland.
108DJL 7-14-95 ltr from JPO to DEC re Lawn Whistleblower protestation
7-14-95, Letter from Joint Pipeline Offices to DEC regarding Lawn Whistleblower Protection, by Jerry Brossia
  • Substance; JPO requests W/B protection for Lawn who as a private citizen is funneling information to JPO.
109DJL 1-1997 to 10-1991 News Articles re Lawn Layoff
10-1991 to 1-1997, Various Newspaper Articles about Dan Lawn
  • Substance: Newspaper Articles about ADEC trying to layoff Dan Lawn.
110DJL 8-18-97 ltr to AG Daugherty re AFER
8-18-97, Letter to Assistant Attorney General Daugherty regarding ethics investigation of Lawn's position with AFER, by Dan Lawn
  • Substance: Alaska Assistant Attorney General Daugherty ethics investigation of Lawn's position with AFER.

111DJL 9-22-1997 DOL Ruling and Complaint against DEC
9-22-97, Letter to Pat Gullafsen regarding Lawn vs. State of Alaska DEC Ruling, by Gordon Wilson USDOL
  • Substance: USDOL finds that Lawn has been subjected to Harassment, Intimidation, Retaliation and Discrimination (HIRD) by ADEC through out his employment with ADEC.
112DJL 2-6-1998 ltr from AG to DOL re Lawn case settlement
2-6-1998, Letter to USDOL regarding Lawn Settlement case, by Pat Gullafsen
  • Substance: ADEC/AK AG settle Lawn Case.
113DJL 2-6-98 AG Settlement of DOL re Lawn Case
2-6-98, Letter to Judge Karst regarding Lawn vs. AK DEC Court Case, by Bruce H. Bothelo (Attorney General)
  • Substance: ADEC/AK AG settle Lawn Case.
114DJL 4-28-98 DOL 97caa19a Lawn Vs DEC
4-28-98, Recommended Decision and Order Approving Settlement regarding Lawn vs. DEC Court Case, by Judge Alexander Karst
  • Substance: ADEC/AK AG settle Lawn Case.








Richard A Fineberg (RAF)


101RAF 2-11-92 Overview OF North Slope Production Prospects 1990-2001
2-11-91, An Overview of North Slope Production Prospects, by Richard A. Fineberg
  • Substance: An Overview of North Slope Production Prospects.
102RAF 8-21-92 Hidden Billions
8-21-92, Hidden Billions-The TAP DR&R Provision, by Richard A. Fineberg
  • Substance: A report prepared and funded by private citizen Stan Stephens on how the Oil Industry hides Billions of dollars that could be used for operation and maintenance of TAPS
103RAF 9-2-92 Oil daily DR&R
9-2-92, Report Claims Hidden Profits for TAPS Owners, by Suzie Parker (Oil Daily)
  • Substance: News article on Hidden Billions Report
104RAF 11-12-92 North Slope Profits & Production Prospects
11-12-92, North Slope Profits & Production Prospects Report, by Richard A. Fineberg
  • Substance: A report that documents North Slope Profits & Production Prospects.
105RAF 3-13-93 Common Ground Remarks-Revenue Side of the Budget
3-13-93, The Revenue Side of the Budget Equation: How We Gave Away Up To Ten Years of General Fund Revenues Without Even Noticing It, And What To Do About It Now -and- Remarks of Richard A. Fineberg to Common Ground
  • Substance: A report that documents How the State of Alaska gave Millions of dollars to the Oil Industry
106RAF 10-11-93 North Slope Profits updated Feb 94
10-11-93, Alaska North Slope Oil Profits and Proposed Environmental Mitigation Measures, by Richard A. Fineberg
  • Substance: A report that documents Alaska North Slope Oil Profits.
107RAF 3-15-95 Testimony to the AK House Oil & Gas Committee on HB 207
3-15-95, Testimony to the House Oil & Gas Committee on HB 207, by Richard A. Fineberg
  • Substance: State Oil Royalty relief fro oil industry-facts do not support request.
108RAF 10-23-97 Big Squeeze
10-23-97, The Big Squeeze: TAPS and the Departure of Major Oil Companies Who Found Oil on Alaska's North Slope, by Richard A. Fineberg
  • Substance: A report that details how the Major pipeline owners eliminate competition by overcharging non-TAPS owners for shipping oil through TAPS.
109RAF 3-1999 Praise the Pipe and Pass the Money
3-1999, Praise the Pipe and Pass the Money: Facts and Reflections on Big Oil in Alaska 10 Years After the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, by Richard A. Fineberg
  • Substance: A report that details how the oil industry has taken advantage of the people of Alaska and the nation.
110 RAF 4-9-99 State Ownership of TAPS
4-9-99, State Ownership of TAPS: Why It Should Be Considered and How It Would Work, A Report to the Alaska Forum for Environmental Responsibility and Oilwatch Alaska, by Richard A. Fineberg
  • Substance: A report that discusses State Ownership of TAPS: Why It Should Be Considered and How It Would Work
111RAF 10-22-99 Whitepaper re BP-ARCO Merger & TAPS
10-22-99, Cambridge Energy Research Associates Reports to BP
  • Substance: A white paper that discusses the proposed merger of BP and ARCO and how the people in Alaska and the nation will loose from the merger.
112 RAF 12-9-98 How Much is Enough
12-9-1998, How Much Is Enough, Estimated Industry Profits from Alaska North Slope Production and Associated Pipeline Operations 1993-1998, A Report Oilwatch Alaska, by Richard A. Fineberg
  • Substance: A report that Looks at and discuses How Much Is Enough, Estimated Industry Profits from Alaska North Slope Production and Associated Pipeline Operations
113RAF Old News Stories
1976-1982, Collection of News Articles
  • Substance: A collection of news articles that report on TAPS








Government Accounting Office (GAO)


101GAO 8-10-89 Response Adequacy Exxon Valdez
8-10-89, Adequacy of Preparation & Response Related to Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, GAO



102GAO 10-30-89 Coast Guard - Adequacy of Preparation & Response to EVOS
10-30-89, Coast Guard Adequacy of Preparation & Response to Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, GAO


103GAO 7-19-91 Regulators Have Not Ensured Government Requirements are being Met
7-19-91 Regulators Have Not Regulators Have Not Ensured Government Requirements Are Being Met, GAO
  • Substance: A GAO report says that government regulatory and oversight agencies have not provided adequate oversight and direction of the oil industry to ensure that government regulation are being met.








Riki Ott (Ott)


101Ott 1987 Understanding Alyeska-The Oil Industry and Alaskans (BWT)
1987, Understanding Alyeska-The Oil Industry and Alaskans, by Riki Ott
  • Substance: Document is part of the public record of the Oversight Hearings before the Committee on Interior and insular Affairs of the U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Second Congress, First session on Investigation of the Exxon Oversight Hearings before the Valdez Oil Spill, Prince William Sound, Alaska, Part 1, Serial # 101-5. Hearings held May 5-8, 1989, at page 1097.
102Ott 11-87 CDU comments on BWT Permit
11-87, Cordova District of Fishermen United comments on the Draft of Alyeska NPDES Permit and Fact Sheet and Technical Evaluation
  • Substance: Comments on proposed VMT Ballast Treatment NPDES permit renewal
103Ott 1-1988 CDFUs Concerns with Alyeska
1-26-88, CDFU's Concerns with Alyeska, by Riki Ott
  • Substance: Pollution concerns at Alyeska VMT
104Ott 1989 Oil and the Marine Environment
1989, CDFU Oil and Marine Environment, by Riki Ott
  • Substance: Oil's detrimental effect on marine environment
105Ott 5-07-1989---Testimony at Congressional EVOS Field Hearings
5-7-89, Testimony of Riki Ott at Congressional EVOS Field Hearings
  • Substance: Document is part of the public record of the Oversight Hearings before the Committee on Interior and insular Affairs of the U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Second Congress, First session on Investigation of the Exxon Oversight Hearings before the Valdez Oil Spill, Prince William Sound, Alaska, Part 1, Serial # 101-5. Hearings held May 5-8, 1989, at pages 1097-1123.
106Ott 5-07-1989---Testimony at Congressional EVOS Field Hearings
5-7-89, Testimony of Riki Ott at Congressional EVOS Field Hearings, Prince William Sound Oil Spill and Alyeska Operations.
  • Substance: Document is part of the public record of the Oversight Hearings before the Committee on Interior and insular Affairs of the U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Second Congress, First session on Investigation of the Exxon Oversight Hearings before the Valdez Oil Spill, Prince William Sound, Alaska, Part 1, Serial # 101-5. Hearings held May 5-8, 1989.
107Ott 5-11-89 Hs Merchant Marine Testimony
5-11-89, Riki Ott's Testimony Before the House Merchant Marine & Fisheries Committee Coast Guard Subcommittee on the Prince William Sound Oil Spill
  • Substance: Comments on HR 2158 for improving maritime safety.
108Ott 09-1989 Applying Science at Alyeska-The Good-Bad and the Ugly
9-1989, Applying Science at Alyeska: The Good, Bad and the Ugly, by Riki Ott
  • Substance: Misapplication of science by oil industry to justify failure to reduce pollution.
109Ott 03-1991 Oil Spill Prevention & Response-----The Reality Behind-Trust Us
03-1991 Oil Spill Prevention & Response: The Reality Behind "Trust Us", by Riki Ott
  • Substance: Problems with the oil industry must be identified correctly before trying to fix them.
110Ott 5-9-92 Testimony before Senate Special Committee on Oil and Gas
Testimony of Riki Ott on CSSSHB 540 Before Senate Special Committee On Oil and Gas, by Riki Ott.
  • Substance: Testimony regarding transfer of west coast Tanker, Refinery and shipyard oily waste to the Valdez Marine Terminal Ballast Water Treatment Facility.
111Ott 07-1992 AK North Slope Oil Operations & Beyond-A Blueprint
07-1992 Alaska's North Slope Oil Operations & Beyond: A Blueprint or Improving Environmental Performance, by Riki Ott
  • Substance: At present, in Alaska there is no such thing as "environmentally sound oil development".
112OTT 02-1993 Status Report on Alaska's Oil Industry-Blueprint for Improving
02-1993 Status Report on Alaska's Oil Industry: Blueprint for Improving Performance, by Riki Ott
  • Substance: Citizens must demand better federal oversight of TAPS.
113Ott 06-30-1993 Ltr to Congressmen Dingell-Miller re TAPS Oversight
06-30-1993, Letter to Congressmen Dingell and Miller regarding TAPS Oversight, by Riki Ott
  • Substance: Who pays the cost for pollution from the Alyeska Valdez Marine Terminal ?
114Ott 3-24-94 Sound Truth
3-24-94, Sound Truth: Exxon's Manipulation of Science and the Significance of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, by Riki Ott
  • Substance: Report looks at the application of Exxon's misapplication of science as related to Prince William Sound after the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill.
115Ott Alaska Threatened 01-1996
1-1996, Alaska Threatened: Meeting the Challenge, by Riki Ott
  • Substance: Oil industry and government must do better job protecting the environment in Alaska.
116RO 1-13-99 ltr to DOT with Comments on Single Hull Tankers
1-13-99, Letter to D.O.T. in Washington D.C. regarding request for comments, OPA-90, Phase-Out Requirements for Single Hull Tank Vessels, by Riki Ott
  • Substance: The phase out of single hull tankers must be faster than planned.








Walter Parker (WP)


101WP 1988 Our State Land Heritage
1988, Our State Land Heritage: An Address to the 1988 Alaska Land Use Symposium "The Future of Our Heritage", by Walter B. Parker


102WP 4-17-90 Tanker Bill
4-17-90, Tanker Bill Keeps Old, Small Ships Sailing Too Long, by Walter B. Parker, (Anchorage Daily News)


103WP 3-17-93 Chrono Events on Tanker Regulation
3-17-93, Letter to Dan Lawn Regarding Chronology of Events on Tanker Regulations, by Walter B. Parker










Richard Townsend (RT)


101RT 3-24-1994 Promises
3-24-1994, The Promises Issue, Commitments and Representations by Alyeska and its Owner Companies Regarding the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System Richard Townsend, Townsend Environmental
  • Substance: The first volume of a detailed report that documents and discusses Commitments and Representations by Alyeska and its Owner Companies Regarding the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System. This report was funded by private citizens Chuck Hamel and Dan Lawn. This report was widely distributed by Lawn to government agencies and the public. The AK AG's office has said it is the best-detailed report of its kind that is known to them.
102RT 1-1995 Promises II
1-1995, Promises Issue: Part II, Commitments and Representations by Alyeska and its Owner Companies Regarding the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System, Richard Townsend, Townsend Environmental
  • Substance: The second volume of a report that documents and discusses Commitments and Representations by Alyeska and its Owner Companies Regarding the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System. Dan Lawn acting as a private citizen funded this report. This report was widely distributed by Lawn to government agencies and the public. The AK AG's office has said it is the best-detailed report of its kind that is known to them.








Stan Stephens (SS)


101SS-BPG 9-23-94 ltr to Stan Stephens re Concerned Employees
9-23-94, Letter to Stan Stephens regarding Concerned Employees, by Billie Garde
  • Substance: A detailed letter that provides a summary of the status of Alyeska Concerned Employee cases pending before USDOL
102SS 2-26-95 ltr to Knowles re State Oversight of TAPS
2-26-95, Letter to Governor Knowles regarding State Oversight of TAPS, by Stan Stephens
  • Substance: A letter to Alaska Governor Knowles that asks the state to more aggressively oversee the oil industry in Alaska
103SS 2-26-95 ltr to Gov Knowles re Export Ban
2-26-95, Letter to Governor Knowles regarding Export Ban, by Stan Stephens
  • Substance: A letter to Alaska Governor Knowles that expresses concern about lifting the AK Oil Export Ban








Cordova Fisheries Institute (CFI)


101CFI 4 thru 3/77 Hearing on Oil and Aquatic Ecosystems - Tanker Safety and Oil Pollution Liability
April 1-3, 1977, Oil and Aquatic Ecosystems, Tanker Safety and Oil Pollution Liability Proceedings of the Cordova Fisheries Institute, by Brenda Melteff, Editor
  • Substance: Alaska State Representative Kieth Specking Paper predicts Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, pages 243-246








101Alyeska-Wackenhut News Articles


  • Substance:
    • 10adn311993 Editorial Cartoon-Wackenhut
    • 11adn131993 Editorial Cartoon-Wackenhut
    • 12vv301993 Six Settle with Alyeska
      12-30-1993, Six Settle Suit Against Alyeska, by Tony Bickert
    • 12wsj121993 Alyeska Settles W-B Suit
      12-12-1993, Alyeska Settles Suit by a Whistle-Blower, by Charles McCoy & Richard B. Schmitt (Wall Street Journal)
    • 12adn091993 Alyeska Spy Case
      12-09-1993, Back-room intrigue builds in Spy Case, by David Whitney (Anchorage Daily News)
    • 12adn071993 Spymaster wanted to get Lawmaker
      12-07-1993, Spymaster Wanted to Get Lawmaker, by David Whitney (Anchorage Daily News)
    • 12adn031993 Alyeska takes Lumps
      12-31-1993, Alyeska Takes More Lumps As Trial Nears, by David Whitney (Anchorage Daily News)
    • 12adn021993 Top Oil Execs Shocked By Hamel Hunt
      12-2-93, Top Oil Execs Shocked by Hamel Hunt, by David Whitney (Anchorage Daily News)
    • 11adn251993 Ex-security Chief
      11-25-93, Ex-Security Chief says others had access to memo, by David Whitney (Anchorage Daily News)
    • 11adn201993 Alyeska lawyers rile federal judge
      11-20-93, Alyeska lawyers rile federal judge, by David Whitney (Anchorage Daily News)
    • 10adn91993 Judge denies Alyeska's request
      10-9-93, Judge denies Alyeska's requests to uncover Hamel's sources, by David Whitney (Anchorage Daily News)
    • 9adn231993 Alyeska Audit finds electrical violations
      9-23-93 Alyeska Audit finds thousands of electrical code violations, By Kim Fararo (Anchorage Daily News)
    • 9adn81993 Judge orders Hamel spies protected
      9-8-93 Judge orders Hamel spies protected, Alyeska must provide jobs for life to revealed sources, by David Whitney (Anchorage Daily News)
    • 7vv221993 Congress tells Alyeska to clean up act
      7-22-93 Congress tells Alyeska to clean up act, BLM to double regulators, by Tony Bickert ( Valdez Vanguard)
    • 2adn111993 Alyeska security chief calls it quits
      2-11-93 Alyeska security chief calls it quits, by Bruce Melzer (Anchorage Daily News)
    • 2adn61993 Hermiller leaving Alyeska
      2-6-93 Hermiller leaving Alyeska, Chief brought reforms, but OK'd spy activity, By Kim Fararo and David Whitney (Anchorage Daily News)
    • 11adn111993 Editorial Cartoon
    • 6adn281998 Editorial Cartoon







      Spy Magazine Articles ( No Electronic File available at this time)


      April 1992, Badlands, by John Connolly and Eric Reguly
      • Substance: Article documents murder on Indian Reservation, illicit trade in guns and drugs by people associated with the Wackenhut Corporation, CIA and Reagan administration officials.








      Wall Street Journal (WSJ)


      101WSJ 7-6-89 Broken Promises
      7-06-89, Broken Promises: Alyeska Record Shows How Big Oil Neglected Alaskan Environment, by Charles McCoy (The Wall Street Journal)