Marine Ecosystems

Seward Alaska Dirty Coal Case Argued Before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

This week, five years into the case, Trustees for Alaska attorney Brian Litmans stood before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for…

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Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Remains Listed

With the New Year approaching, we (and the Cook Inlet beluga whales) have one more thing to celebrate. On Nov. 21, 2011,…

EPA Challenged for Allowing Toxic Discharges in Cook Inlet

Trustees or Alaska, representing coastal Native villages, commercial fishermen, and Cook Inletkeeper, charged in court in December that the Environmental Protection Agency…

Cook Inlet Beluga Whales Listed As Endangered

Cook Inlet’s beluga whales were listed as an endangered species last week. The decision gained national attention for both its political significance…

Doing it Wrong, Alaska-Style

On May 3 2002, the Alaska Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the State of Alaska’s approval of Forest Oil Company’s exploratory drilling…

Beluga Whales Win Another Stay of Oil and Gas Leasing in Cook Inlet

Cook Inlet beluga whales have rapidly declined over the last 10 years. Scientist estimate that the population has dropped from over 1,000…

Settlement Negotiated on Cook Inlet Dredging

In August 1999, Trustees for Alaska successfully negotiated an agreement with the US Army Corps of Engineers to protect Cook Inlet beluga…

70 Tracts of Cook Inlet Areawide Not For Sale

On April 23, 1999 Trustees for Alaska, successfully argued in State Superior Court for the temporary stay of the sale of 70…

Cook Inlet Beluga Whales Threatened

A coalition of conservation groups, a former whale hunter, and Trustees for Alaska filed a petition on March 3, 1999, asking the…

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