ALASKA-CALIFORNIA TANKER ROUTE TO BE AT LEAST 50 MILES OFFSHORE

Ali tankers loaded with Alaskan crude oil sailing between Alaska and California ports will stay at least 50 nautical miles from the California mainland under a voluntary agreement by 10 oil shipping companies. "The voluntary minimum distance agreement is intended to provide coastal environmental resources with added protection from potential oil spills," said Capt. Alex MacGillivray of Arco Marine Inc. and spokesman for the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA). The association

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