Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council
The Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council represents the citizens of Cook Inlet in promoting environmentally safe marine transportation and oil facility operations.
In the aftermath of the Exxon oil spill, Congress crafted a comprehensive oil spill prevention bill, the Oil Pollution Act (OPA) of 1990. Under OPA 90, two regional citizen advisory councils were created – one for the Prince William Sound area and one for Cook Inlet.
Since its inception, the Cook Inlet RCAC has formed partnerships and encouraged consensus decision making while creating environmental monitoring and oil spill prevention programs to promote safe production and transportation of oil in Cook Inlet.