The Formulation of a Comprehensive Program to Protect Marine Wildlife Resources During an Oil Spill: A Case Study in Problem Solving Through Private and Public Sector Cooperation

by Clark Hull, Cities Service Oil & Gas Corp, Bakersfield, CA, USA,
Thomas McCloskey, Cities Service Oil & Gas Corp, Bakersfield, CA, USA,
John Coil, Cities Service Oil & Gas Corp, Bakersfield, CA, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '87

Abstract: This paper describes a unique experiment in private and public sector cooperation which led to the formulation of a comprehensive program designed to maximize the protection accorded Southern Sea Otters (Enhydra lutris nereis) and other marine wildlife resources during an oil spill incident affecting the central California coastal area. The underlying theme of this paper is that creative problem solving, based on cooperation rather than confrontation, is the best way to assure environmentally-sound offshore energy resource development.

Subject Headings: Hazardous materials spills | Case studies | Team building | Private sector | Public private partnership | Wildlife | Seas and oceans | Light rail transit | North America | California | United States

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