Other populations of killer whales are doing well, but two pods that swam through the spill are not.
Most of the revenue from the bill would go toward highway maintenance. And it enjoys wide support from business and industry groups that say it would help reinvest in Alaska’s road infrastructure.
New proposed bylaws would change how the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council can spend its trust funds and expand the oil spill’s original boundaries to incorporate an ecosystem approach.
The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council bought the land with money from the 1989 oil spill settlement. The state of Alaska now owns the land.
A recently published scientific study says the 1989 Exxon-Valdez oil spill in Prince William Sound is less to blame for salmon and herring declines than previously thought, but critics say it’s not that simple.
State regulators wrote that the design information submitted so far is “unacceptable for the department’s decision making process” and that “the very limited data provided to date indicates that substantial vessel design deficiencies may exist, particularly in the area of winter operations.”