Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council
Contribution to Department Mission
The mission of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council is to efficiently restore the environment injured by the Exxon Valdez oil spill to a healthy, productive, world-renowned ecosystem, while taking into account the importance of quality of life and the need for viable opportunities to establish and sustain a reasonable standard of living.
- The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council was formed to jointly use the $900 million civil settlement to restore, replace, enhance or acquire the equivalent of natural resources injured as a result of the oil spill and reduced or lost services provided by such services. The Council consists of three State of Alaska trustees and three Federal trustee members. The annual program is funded through the invested earnings of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Investment Trust fund endowment.
- The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council provides an annual scientific research program that performs its mission through the implementation of comprehensive interdisciplinary recovery and rehabilitation objectives that include: natural recovery, monitoring and research, resource and service restoration, habitat acquisition and protection, resource and service enhancement, replacement, meaningful public participation, project evaluation, fiscal accountability, and efficient administration.