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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

CIRCAC announces 2019 Scholarship awards

April 22, 2019—Kenai, Alaska—Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council (CIRCAC) has awarded scholarships to two students from the Cook Inlet area to help them pursue their goals. Now in its fifth year, CIRCAC’s Scholarship Program has to date awarded $25,000 to encourage aspiring Cook Inlet students to pursue their goals in environmental, maritime and technical » Learn More

CIRCAC receives U.S. Coast Guard Meritorious Public Service Award

September 11, 2018-Kenai, Alaska–The U.S. Coast Guard commended and memorialized Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council’s (CIRCAC) continued vigilance to protect the safety and welfare of Cook Inlet waters with a Meritorious Public Service Award. The award recognizes outstanding support to the United States Coast Guard in safeguarding marine transportation and the environment. Captain Sean » Learn More

Little Boat on a Big Adventure

When students from Oregon and Japan began working on a joint project called MiniBoats, the idea was to learn about ocean currents and how the unmanned boats would fare on the open sea. Groups of students from Oregon and Japan each launched five fiberglass sailboats from each coast to begin a 4,500 mile trek across » Learn More

CIRCAC project assessing pipeline risk

CIRCAC project assessing pipeline risk Click here to go directly to this story within the full PDF version of this issue, with any maps, photos or other artwork that appears in some of the articles. Email it to an associate. The citizens group wants to evaluate the structural integrity of aging oil and fuel gas lines in and around » Learn More

CIRCAC AWARDS 2018 SCHOLARSHIPS

April 19, 2018—Kenai, Alaska—Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council (CIRCAC) has selected two deserving students from the Kenai Peninsula to receive 2018 Scholarships to help them pursue their goals. Now in its fourth year, CIRCAC’s Scholarship Program has to date awarded $20,000 to encourage aspiring Cook Inlet students in environmental, maritime and technical studies to » Learn More

CIRCAC releases 2017 Annual Report

25 Years in the Inlet

Created by Congress under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, CIRCAC serves as a formal mechanism for public participation in the oversight of Cook Inlet’s oil industry. We have developed a reputation for unbiased research and monitoring. We have an established track record of building strong partnerships to advance projects and initiatives, many of which » Learn More