Smith, Alaska regional director for the Wilderness Society, says the real issues are still not being addressed, and getting industry to respond is "like pushing a wet noodle uphill." For instance, he says, there are still no double-hulled oil tankers operating in Prince William Sound
, even though a transition to them is called for by the Oil Provision Act of 1990 as a precaution against future spills.
Exxon scientists say their data indicate that widespread oil contamination has plagued Prince William Sound
for more than a century.
Beyond her film production, Young is a maritime artist with an exhibit on display currently at the Valdez Museum entitled "The History of Fishing in Prince William Sound
." She is also author of the book "The Lost Art of Alaska Fishing."
Prince William Sound
's largest city is Valdez, which is located at the southern terminus of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline.
Pam Tuomi of College Village Animal Clinic in Anchorage is one of many veterinarians who have difficulty attributing the mysterious die-off of unoiled otters in eastern Prince William Sound
to the herpesvirus.
The third generation fisherman wanted to be up ahead of the rest of the fleet to harvest spring herring in Prince William Sound
, one of earth's most pristine ecosystems.
Prince William Sound
, Alaska, was polluted with oil from the Exxon Valdez impossipuzzles Susan had collected all the money from the shattered jar.
Surrounding western Prince William Sound
, Traynor traveled with park rangers deep into the wilderness to shoot landscape and wildlife photographs in the rugged and vast wilderness of coastal rain forests, scenic lakes, and the towering peaks of the Chugach Mountains.
In the Pollution Act of 1990, Prince William Sound
has its own designation with specific requirements and regulations that go above and beyond other state and federal regulations.
1989: The Exxon Valdez tanker ran aground on a reef in Prince William Sound
off the Alaskan coast and released 11 million gallons of crude oil into the sea.
1989 - In Prince William Sound
, Alaska, the Exxon Valdez, above, spills 240,000 barrels of crude oil after running aground.
"A Wild Promise: Prince William Sound
" is comprised of informative, eloquent essays covering the natural and cultural history people, and fragility of the region as personal explored and experienced by Debbie S.