Posts Tagged "Cook Inlet"

Governor Says No to Knik Arm Bridge

A decade of working to stop the proposed Knik Arm Bridge came to end this week when Governor Walker shut it down.


Mixed Victory for Salmon on the Chuitna River

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.


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.


Bombing at Eagle River Flats

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.


Mixing Oil with Water

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.


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…