Rick Steiner resigns from University of Alaska

04 February 2010 | Photos

Rick Steiner, a prominent and active member of CEESP has resigned from his academic position in the wake of controversy over his outspoken views on environmental protection.

Professor Rick Steiner who, since before the Exxon Valdez disaster has been known as a critic of the oil industry and a defender of marine conservation, has resigned from the University of Alaska. The university had stripped him of a NOAA grant because of his outspoken opposition to offshore oil development in the Bristol Bay region. Steiner filed a grievance and, in October, lost. He then resigned. Click on the link to the left to find out why.

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