RICK STEINER

My Turn: Trump EPA nominee would 'make America polluted again'

The trainwreck of the incoming Donald Trump administration continues. Trump's nomination for Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - his first important environmental appointment - is Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt. Read more

My Turn: Obama's marine monuments are good start, but so far ignore important coastal seas

While kudos are due for President Barack Obama for his recent Marine National Monument designations in the Pacific and off New England, it is... Read more

My Turn: Alaska reverses its opposition to investigations into Exxon climate fraud

Just two months after the attorney general of Alaska joined other conservative oil states in opposing a nationwide investigation by 20 other attorneys general into alleged climate change fraud by Exxon, Alaska‚Äôs new AG has joined other states in a court motion supporting such state climate fraud investigations.  Read more

My Turn: As governor, Palin actually believed in climate change

Since her meteoric rise to fame in the 2008 U.S. presidential campaign, former Alaska governor Sarah Palin has been a leading voice in the climate change denial movement. Celebrity and ignorance are a dangerous mixture. Read more

My Turn: After Paris summit failure, Alaska must act on climate change

There is both good news and bad news from the Paris climate change summit that ended earlier this month. The good news is that the summit produced a global agreement. The bad news is that the agreement fails to prevent or slow dangerous climate change. Read more

My Turn: Walker's first year as governor a disappointment

Reflecting on Gov. Bill Walker's first year in office (today is his one-year anniversary), he has for the most part been a real breath of fresh air after recent administrations. Read more

My Turn: Real oil spill solution long overdue

When the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council meets Nov. 19 at Alaska Pacific Univesity, it has some important unfinished business. Read more

My Turn: New CO2 rule should be applied to oil, gas industries

The Environmental Protection Agency rule proposed Monday to reduce carbon emissions from electrical power plants is a positive step nationally,... Read more

My Turn: Lesson of Exxon Valdez: Don't trust oil industry safety assurances

As we mark the 25th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill on Monday, March 24, and the nation debates the future of Arctic offshore drilling,... Read more

Exxon spill case still unresolved

During the chaos of the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill, one oil industry representative famously predicted that "lawyers yet to be born will work on this spill." Today, as we approach the 25-year anniversary of the spill, the legal case remains unresolved. Read more

Citizens Council calls for increased spill funding

A lesson from all major oil spills is that once the oil is spilled, the damage is done. In Alaska, damage from the 1989 Exxon Valdez persists today, 24 years later. Read more

My Turn: Governor should revive Alaska Climate Change Cabinet

Before being picked as John McCain's running mate in 2008, Governor Sarah Palin seemed a true believer in climate change. Read more

Arctic shipping is a disaster waiting to happen

When the Malaysian freighter Selendang Ayu grounded in the Aleutian Islands eight years ago this week, it was a tragic reminder of the risks of northern shipping. While in route from Seattle to China in a Bering Sea storm, the ship's engine failed. Read more

My turn: Panel needed so public has say in oil drilling issues

All industrial disasters, like Chernobyl, Bhopal, Exxon Valdez, Deepwater Horizon and Fukushima, share three fundamental underlying causes:... Read more

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