|**News and Events: Dec. 12: Oil Spill Forum|
|Fri, December 2, 2005 11:04 AM|
Washington and Alaska Oil Spill Forum|
December 12, 7-9 p.m.
The Mountaineers Building, 300 Third Ave W, Seattle
Preventing a catastrophic oil spill
December 8th is the first anniversary of the disastrous Selendang Ayu grounding and oil spill in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska. In Washington State, we continue to grapple with inadequate spill prevention and continued threats to the Magnuson Amendment limiting tanker traffic in Puget Sound. This forum brings together experts from Alaska and Washington to discuss how we can prevent catastrophic oil spills in our precious waters.
Senator Maria Cantwell (invited) Opening remarks
Fred Felleman Ocean Advocates: The Magnuson Amendment
Rick Steiner Shipping Safety Partnership: Lessons from Alaska
Walter Parker Member, Price William Sound Regional Citizens Advisory Council; former Chair, Alaska Oil Spill Commission: Historical Perspective
Kathy Fletcher People For Puget Sound: Oil spill issues in Washington state
Mike Cooper Chair of the Washington State Oil Spill Citizens Advisory Council: About the new council
Chad Bowechop Ocean Policy Advisor, Makah Tribe: Tribal perspective
There will be time for audience questions and discussion.
For more information
Kathy Fletcher of People For Puget Sound: (206) 382-7007, email@example.com
Fred Felleman of Ocean Advocates: (206) 783-6676, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rick Steiner of the University of Alaska: (907) 786-4156, email@example.com
Map/directions and general info at www.pugetsound.org