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Sitka Harbor System Certified as Alaska's 4th Clean Harbor
Dec 07, 2015
Award presentation to Sitka Assembly on December 8
Statement on Release of Proposed EPA Safeguards on Chemical Oil Dispersants
Jan 13, 2015
Long-awaited protections for oil dispersants and other oil spill response chemicals released for public comment
Inletkeeper Testing Finds No Fukushima Radiation in Lower Cook Inlet Waters
Nov 10, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 10, 2014 FOR MORE INFORMATION: Bob Shavelson, Inletkeeper 907.299.3277 Erin Koenig, WHOI/CMER 508.289.3340
Inletkeeper Testing Cook Inlet for Fukushima Radiation
Jun 27, 2014
“Crowdsource” Funding Site to Pay for Sample
Report: Aging Oil & Gas Platforms & Pipelines Pose Clean-Up Risks to Public
Sep 05, 2013
Anchorage, Alaska – The public interest group Cook Inletkeeper, in conjunction with economists at the Center for Sustainable Economy, today released a report highlighting the public financial risks posed by aging oil and gas infrastructure in Cook Inlet. The report comes as the State of Alaska starts to consider new rules to address the concerns raised by the dismantling, removal and restoration (DR&R) of old platforms, pipelines and facilities in Cook Inlet.
As Work Starts on Port Mackenzie Rail Extension, Questions Remain
Jun 04, 2013
Can State Afford Project if Rosy Assumptions Fall Through?
Parnell Administration Once Again Rejects Salmon Habitat Protections
Apr 16, 2013
Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) Commissioner Cora Campbell rejected common sense rules to protect wild Alaskan salmon runs, and refused to allow Alaskans to participate in decisions that harm salmon habitat. The decision highlights yet again the need for our federal agencies to play a more active role protecting Alaska’s magnificent salmon resources.
Alaskans Seek Common Sense Rules to Protect Salmon Habitat
Mar 13, 2013
Fishermen, private property owners and conservationists today petitioned the Alaska Department of Fish & Game (ADF&G) Commissioner Cora Campbell to adopt basic rules to protect wild salmon habitat and provide Alaskans a meaningful opportunity to participate in salmon habitat decisions.
ADFG Chinook Symposium Ignores Most Basic Problems
Nov 12, 2012
Failure to Consider Habitat Impacts Threatens Wild Salmon Runs
Nov 01, 2012
State Investment in Risky Drilling Venture Raises Alarms
Alaskans Forced to Sue Parnell Administration to Protect Salmon
Nov 22, 2011
State Refuses to Protect Waters Needed to Support Salmon
Inletkeeper Announces New Executive Director
Nov 16, 2011
Organizational restructuring will result in more effective, efficient operations
Report: Cook Inlet Salmon & Resources More Valuable Than Coal for China
Oct 06, 2011
Provides Governor Parnell with strong basis to keep his promise to Alaskans to “never trade one resource for another.”
Cook Inlet Beluga Whale to Gain Habitat Protection
Dec 01, 2009
Proposal Relies on Science Over Politics to Protect 3,000 Square Miles as Critical Habitat for Endangered White Whale
Palin Lawsuit Against Beluga Whales Ignores Science Experts Agree Whale is Endangered
Jan 14, 2009
The Palin Administration’s recent announcement to challenge the listing of the Cook Inlet beluga whale under the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) drew a sharp rebuke from scientists and citizens’ groups today.
Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Population Flat Lines
Sep 25, 2008
President Bush, Governor Palin urged to respect scientific integrity & rule of law
Lawsuit Filed to Protect Endangered Whales Alaska’s Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Protections Illegally Delayed
Jun 30, 2008
Today five conservation groups filed suit against the Bush administration over an illegal delay in listing the Cook Inlet Beluga whale under the federal Endangered Species Act. The suit, filed in federal court in Washington, D.C. by the Center for Biological Diversity, Cook Inletkeeper, Natural Resources Defense Council, North Gulf Oceanic Society, and the Alaska Center for the Environment, seeks to compel the administration to immediately make a final listing determination for the beluga.
Politics Beats Science: Alaska’s Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Protections Delayed
Apr 21, 2008
Bush Administration Continues to Drag its Heels on Endangered Species Cases
Alaska Pushes Coal Projects Despite New Fish Consumption Guidelines for Mercury
Oct 15, 2007
The State of Alaska Department of Health & Social Services, Division of Public Health (HSS), released a report today detailing the amounts of methylmercury (MeHg) in Alaskan fish tissue, and recommending fish consumption levels for certain population segments.
Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Proposed for Endangered Species Act Protection
Apr 20, 2007
ESA Listing Will Focus Federal Resources to Help Recovery of Beleaguered Stock
Groups Ssupport Public's Right-to-Know About Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Apr 02, 2007
State Petition Would Establish Common-Sense Reporting System
Impervious Cover Report Helps Gauge Climate Change Impact to Salmon-rich Watersheds
Mar 19, 2007
New analysis technique provide important tool for resource managers