Marine Ecosystems

Exxon Valdez Case Closed Despite Lingering Oil

The 1991 Exxon Valdez settlement case ended in October when the State and US Governments dropped their reopener claim filed in 2006.


Seward Coal Facility Seeks Permit

Seward residents knew for years that coal was dropping into Resurrection Bay from the Seward Coal Loading Facility. In late 2009, Trustees…


More Studies Will Not Save the Beluga Whale

For decades Trustees for Alaska has been fighting to protect the Cook Inlet beluga whales and succeeded in gaining endangered species listing in 2008. A new recovery plan falls short in helping the species.


U.S. Supreme Court Decision a Victory for Seward’s Resurrection Bay

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 8, 2015 Contacts: Pamela Miller, (907) 222-7714 (o); (907) 242-9991 (cell) Meg Matthews, / 206.291.5942 U.S. Supreme…


Important Cases in 2015

Trustees for Alaska is working on important conservation issues and legal cases in 2015. Even with our limited resources, we have a…


2014: The Year in Review

Looking back over the last twelve months, Trustees for Alaska and everyone who loves Alaska have a lot to celebrate. Trustees had…

Bristol Bay Permanently Protected from Offshore Oil and Gas

President Obama gave Bristol Bay and the Southeast Bering Sea permanent protection from offshore oil and gas activities in a Presidential Memorandum…


40 Years of Defending Alaska – 1974-2014

1974-1984: The First Decade Beirne Homestead Initiative Trustees for Alaska challenged the constitutionality of the Beirne Homestead Initiative, which would have given…

Compliance Order Allows Business-As-Usual at the Seward Coal Loading Facility

In response to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision finding the Seward Coal Loading Facility in violation of the Clean Water Act,…

Seward Coal Loading Facility Violates Clean Water Act

UPDATE, October 31, 2014: Today, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Aurora Energy Services’ and the Alaska Railroad’s petition for rehearing. Not…