Prince William Sound - the site of the tragic Exxon Valdez oil spill - is once again at risk.
You can help protect this precious natural resource, and also take a stand for good-paying jobs in Alaska. Will you help?
Alyeska Pipeline Services Company, which sends crude oil from the North Slope to tankers in the port of Valdez, is replacing Crowley Maritime Services. Crowley has served as the guardian of Prince William Sound for 25 years, escorting tankers safely through difficult waters without a serious mishap.
Now, Alyeska wants to cut corners and cut costs by replacing 250 experienced Alaskan mariners, including 40 Alaska Natives, with out-of-state workers employed by Louisiana's Edison Chouest Offshore. This is the same firm that failed to prevent the Kulluk oil rig disaster, exposing workers and our environment to serious risk.
Take action today. Tell the CEO of Alyeska and Alyeska's parent companies to keep experienced Alaska workers on the job, so we can keep Prince William Sound safe and clean for future generations.
William Barrett, President, Alyeska Pipeline Service Company
Rex W. Tillerson, CEO, ExxonMobil
Robert Dudley, CEO, BP
Ryan M. Lance, CEO, Conoco Phillips
It's urgent that you reverse Alyeska's decision to abandon the experienced workers who have safely escorted oil tankers through the Prince William Sound for the past 25 years.
We can't afford to put our precious waters at risk – especially by hiring Edison Chouest Offshore, the same company that failed to prevent the Kulluk oil rig disaster.
Please let me know immediately the steps you will take to keep experienced workers on the job, and to keep Prince William Sound safe and clean for future generations.
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