Pollution in Alaska
One could spend a lifetime investigating and mitigating toxic compounds in Alaska. My work on contaminants has been limited to working on the Exxon Valdez oil spill and other oil spills and the associated research and restoration efforts, mercury in the environment, hydrocarbon compounds and their transport and naturally occurring toxins including paralytic shellfish poisoning and domoic acid. When working with the Pew Ocean Commission, I worked with Governor Knowles and his staff to represent the US in negotiations to eliminate the use of the Dirty Dozen, directed research efforts that have reduced the exposure standards for hydrocarbons and establish programs so people can protect themselves from harmful algal blooms in Alaska. My work with the 7 Generations programs was all inclusive and is also described on the Environment Alaska web site.