In 2010, large vessels transported nearly 450 million gallons of crude oil and 575 million gallons of ‘non-persistent’ oil (i.e. gasoline & light diesel) through Cook Inlet waters. The HRC has the potential to be a non-regulatory arena where all voices can come to the table in an organized manner to ensure best practices and pro-active measures are taken to protect Cook Inlet into the future. Inletkeeper looks forward to participating in this effort with a solution-oriented approach in line with our mission: Protect Cook Inlet and the life it sustains.
Public hearings soon; comments due Dec. 8, 2014 The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has announced its intent to develop an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for oil and gas leasing in Lower Cook Inlet. It will hold “scoping” meetings to learn what issues should be addressed in the EIS. Oil & gas leasing in Lower Cook Inlet has a long and controversial history, due in large part to the incredible commercial, sport and subsistence fisheries resources in the area.
Like many harbors in the state, the float system in the Homer Harbor is old and definitely needing upgrades. In the City’s words, the floats being replaced are “some of the oldest and most badly damaged floats in the harbor.” So out with the old and in with the new - hooray! But what happens with the old?
Knowing that these concrete indicators of climate change are affecting Alaskans everyday, Inletkeeper made the trip to the Big Apple and joined the hordes of people in the streets of New York City for the People’s Climate March to help represent the front-line communities of Alaska and demand climate action now.