< Beachapedia:Factoid | 2011 | 08
Alaska Eliminates Coastal Management Program; Weakens Oil Spill Response
- "Alaska is becoming a national leader in a new area, relaxing its regulation of offshore oil drilling spill response and prevention at a time when others are seeking more protections. [...] The change is due to the elimination of the Alaska’s Coastal Management program, under which it could require drilling and other activities in the outer continental shelf meet tougher standards than the federal minimums. Alaska has no jurisdiction in federal waters outside the state’s 3-mile limit." - excerpts from this article at JuneauEmpire.com.
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