National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling
National Commission on the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling
Excerpts from the final report related to recommendations for citizen advisory councils (Compiled by the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council)
The Role of Citizen Oversight in the Safe Management of Oil Transportation Operations and Facilities In Prince William Sound
This paper explains how our council was formed, the rationale for such councils, the structural attributes necessary for successful citizen [...]
Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA 90)
Fact sheet in the Oil Pollution Act of 1990
Full text of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990
One of the documents that governs the work of the citizens’ council is the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, passed [...]
Contract with Alyeska Pipeline Service Co.
Contract between Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council and Alyeska Pipeline Service Co.
The other document that governs our work is our funding contract with Alyeska Pipeline Service Co., which operates the trans-Alaska pipeline and [...]
Video on the History of PWSRCAC
A Noble Experiment: The Story of the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council
A 14-minute video on the citizens’ group’s beginnings in 1989. Links to video hosted on Google.
Community Involvement versus Big Oil
Community Involvement Versus Big Oil: A Case Study of the Policy Process
Presentation given at the 32nd Annual Michigan Conference of Political Scientists on October 26, 2000 by Dr. John Devens, former Executive Director at PWSRCAC and mayor of Valdez, Alaska during the Exxon Valdez oil spill.
Documents and letters chronicling Rick Steiner’s efforts to create a citizens’ council
Part 1: PRE-Exxon Valdez oil spill documents chronicling efforts to create a citizens’ council (PDF, 22MB)
Part 2: POST-Exxon Valdez oil spill documents chronicling efforts to create a citizens’ council (PDF, 22MB)
The two links above are a collection of documents [...]
Proceedings of the International Conference of “Oiled Mayors”
The International Conference of Oiled Mayors was held June 26-27, 1989. The “Oiled Mayors” began as a coalition of community leaders from the communities affected by the Exxon Valdez oil spill. The conference included delegates representing communities affected by the Amoco Cadiz [...]
Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council Resources:
Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council website
Mission without a Map: The Politics and Policies of Restoration Following the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill
This history of the settlement, damage assessment, and restoration following the Exxon Valdez spill was researched, written, and designed [...]