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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

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