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Outreach Director paddles into retirement

It’s a uniquely Alaskan equation: a few bucks in pocket, a bit of wanderlust and the energy of youth are all that many need to find their way to, and make a new life in, Alaska. That’s true for Lynda Giguere who retired at the end of May as our Director of Public Outreach. “I » Learn More

Recertification application open for comments

Each year, CIRCAC undergoes a formal review for recertification by the U.S. Coast Guard. The review ensures we’re meeting our obligations under OPA 90 and properly serving the communities in which we work. This year, the U.S. Coast Guard will conduct its triennial review; a more in depth accounting of CIRCAC’s work and process in » Learn More

Glacier Oil and Gas suspends operations in Cook Inlet

Glacier Oil and Gas, a subsidiary of Cook Inlet Energy, LLC, has been granted approval to suspend its operations at the Redoubt Unit (RU) by the Alaska Division of Oil and Gas. In granting the Suspension of Operation and Production (SOP), Division Director Tom Stokes found that SOP will “promote the prevention of economic and » Learn More

Cook Inlet Navigator E-News

In this month’s issue, we welcome Scott Arndt to the Board of Directors, representing the Kodiak Island Borough. Scholarship winners announced and ADEC releases the public comments submitted for its public scoping process for oil spill regulations.

Scholarship winners announced

We are happy to announce the winners for our 2020 program. CIRCAC launched its scholarship program to support area students who are pursuing courses of study that can advance our mission and promote future stewardship of Cook Inlet’s waters and shorelines. The CIRCAC/Captain Barry Eldridge Memorial Scholarship is offered for Maritime Studies. Until his death » Learn More

Cook Inlet Navigator E-News

In this month’s issue, our Board President John Williams offers his thoughts on plans to roll back oil spill prevention and response regulations in Alaska and we meet our new Director of Public Outreach, Shaylon Cochran. You can comment on the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation’s public scoping process for oil spill regulations here. And, » Learn More

Pressures are mounting on Alaska’s oil spill prevention and response system

Cook Inlet Navigator E-News

In this month’s issue, update from the Board of Directors, Hilcorp/Harvest Alaska commemorates the ongoing decomissioning of the Drift River Oil Terminal, AVTEC presents first joint CIRCAC/Marathon scholarship, CIRCAC accepting applications for 2020 Scholarships, and upcoming events.

State initiative puts Alaska’s coastal communities at risk

State initiative puts Alaska’s coastal communities at risk Author: Michael Munger | Opinion The Exxon Valdez is refloated and towed away from Bligh Reef Wednesday, April 5, 1989. The tugs towed the damaged ship toward Naked Island for preliminary repairs. (Erik Hill / ADN archive 1989) Thirty years ago, the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill » Learn More

Coast Guard recertifies CIRCAC through August 2020

August 5, 2019—Kenai—The U.S. Coast Guard has recertified the Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council (CIRCAC) as meeting its responsibilities under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA 90). In so doing, the Coast Guard approved CIRCAC as the official citizens’ advisory group to oversee oil transportation and production in Cook Inlet, Alaska. The new » Learn More