Richard Steiner is a professor and conservation biologist based in Alaska. As the University of Alaska's marine advisor for the Prince William Sound region of Alaska from 1983 - 1997, he provided leadership in response to the 1989 Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, proposed and helped establish the Regional Citizens Advisory Councils, the Prince William Sound Science Center, and the billion dollar legal settlement between Exxon and the government with which much of the coastline of the oil spill region was protected. He has also worked on oil issues in Pakistan, China, Russia, Lebanon, Nigeria, Shetland, central Asia, and the Gulf of Mexico.
As Norway pushes further into the Arctic with offshore oil drilling, the corresponding environmental risks have increased significantly. The Barents Sea is one of the richest, most unique ...On August 22, 2014 / By Richard Steiner