The use of ‘best technology available’ or ‘performance standards’ in oil spill preparedness was the subject of a case appealed to the Alaska Supreme Court by a pro se litigant. Local attorney Mary Alice McKeen explains in this week’s edition of Courtwatch.Related Link: Tom Lakosh v. ADEC, ARCO Marine, BP Oil Shipping, Seariver Maritime
- An email from Mike Satre of Hecla Greens Creek Mine prompted the resolutions referral back to committee. Satre urged the Assembly to work the issue through state and provincial levels rather than trying to invoke international treaties.
- PFDs would have been about $2,350 each, the highest dollar figure in dividend history.
- At a meeting held last week, the official citizens' oil spill watchdog group for Prince William Sound raised concerns about how new crews manning the vessels will be trained.
- Recent warm, dry weather in the interior has resulted in two late season wildfires. State Forestry reports sending fire fighters last night to a 1-acre blaze, located about a hundred miles northeast of Glennallen, near Chisana.