After six years of litigation, the Seward Coal Loading Facility case has settled. The Facility will get a Clean Water Act permit, clean up its operations, and pay for conservation projects in the Seward area through the Kachemak Heritage Land Bank.
The 1991 Exxon Valdez settlement case ended in October when the State and US Governments dropped their reopener claim filed in 2006.
Chuitna Citizens Coalition was granted one of its three requested water rights on Middle Creek, an important tributary, and salmon spawning and rearing habitat, of the Chuitna River, where PacRim wants to strip mine for coal.
Seward residents knew for years that coal was dropping into Resurrection Bay from the Seward Coal Loading Facility. In late 2009, Trustees…
Russ Maddox is a citizen activist living in Seward. He’s been a leading voice for cleaner air, water and living conditions for residents of Resurrection Bay.
The State of Alaska is moving forward with a rulemaking that will set out how it decides how to protect clean water and whether to allow pollution of Alaska’s exceptional
Fifty years of unrestricted, year-round Army training bombing extensively contaminated Eagle River Flats and resulted in large-scale bird mortality. Public outcry and a lawsuit filed by Trustees for Alaska resulted in bombing restrictions that have been incredibly successful in protecting birds. Now, the Army seeks to resume bombing already proven to wreak ecological havoc.
Alaska’s Supreme Court rules that Pebble’s mining exploration requires public notice and analysis in the Constitutional challenge by Trustees for Alaska.
Trustees for Alaska has worked for decades with a coalition of tribes and other organizations to protect the clean water, fish, and wildlife resources of Cook Inlet.
Senior Staff Attorney Brian Litmans testified April 6th at a field hearing about the impacts of EPA’s proposed Waters of the United States rule held Monday by Senator Dan Sullivan in the Anchorage Assembly Chambers. Read his testimony here.