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Lifting the crude oil export ban would magnify already substantial ship traffic risks off Alaska’s coastline

Mar. 24, 2014 / Posted by: John Kaltenstein / Categories: Blog, Climate and Energy, Oceans and Forests / Tags: Arctic shipping, Heavy fuel oil, John kaltenstein

The Aleutian Islands—an archipelago stretching for over a thousand miles from the coast of southeast Alaska towards the far east of Russia—is remote and ruggedly beautiful terrain. Its shores and surrounding marine waters, including th...

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Bye-bye bunker fuel?

Feb. 2, 2012 / Posted by: John Kaltenstein / Categories: Blog, Oceans and Forests / Tags: John kaltenstein

The Antarctic already has a ban in place on the use of bunker fuel by ships, the US and Canada are getting an Emission Control Area in August which could likely phase out bunker use in North American waters, and the EU is being pressured to elimin...

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