Environmental Sustainability Consulting

steinerRick Steiner

Environmental Sustainability Consulting

Box 666, 9138 Arlon Street, Suite A3

Alaska USA 99507



Richard (Rick) Steiner, Oasis Earth
Professor and Conservation Biologist

Recent Publications, Papers and Citations

Huffington Post Articles

July 17, 2014: New Offshore Oil Plan Could be 'Game Over' for Climate

April 4, 2014. Will Civilization Collapse, or Evolve?

March 5, 2014 - Exxon Valdez 25th Anniversary: Lessons Learned, Lessons Lost.

January 15, 2014 - The True Cost of Our Oil Addiction.

October 23, 2013 - Wolves should remain on the endangered species list.

August 1, 2013 - Gulf citizens deserve greater role in offshore oil oversight.

July 8, 2013 - The new illiteracy - obfuscation - hinders progress.

May 31, 2013 - Protecting Earth's final frontier - the deep sea

Dec. 12, 2012 - Arctic shipping is a disaster waiting to happen

Nov. 12, 2012 - Climate science in lieu of climate action is unconscionable

Oct. 8, 2012 - On Columbus Day, it’s time to rethink our manifest destiny

July 5, 2012 - Threatened Arctic deserves protection

May 21, 2012 - Dear Shell: Please be honest about risks from your Arctic Ocean drilling this summer

April 4, 2012 - At Rio+20 Earth Summit, Governments must “Show us the Money"

March 24, 2012 - Exxon Valdez oil spill a cautionary tale for Arctic Ocean drilling


Other Publications

(Sept. 2013) Review of Environmental Impact Study for Repsol's Proposed 2014 Exploratory Offshore Drilling, Canary Islands, Spain.
Expert Report, commissioned by Fuerteventura Island Council, Canary Islands, Spain. September 2013


(June 2013) Citizens' Advisory Councils to enhance civil society oversight of resource industries.
United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), Perspectives Issue No. 10, June, 2013


(Jan. 2012) Deepwater Horizon's missed lessons
Not two years after the Deepwater Horizon debacle, the U.S. is proceeding with plans to expand oil drilling instead of pushing alternatives. Opinion Article published in the LATimes.com


(Nov. 2011) Citizens Advisory Councils for Mining in the Pacific
A presentation to the Mining in the Pacific Conference held Nov. 21-25, 2011 in Noumea, New Caledonia.


(June 2011) Belize's Oil, Doing it right
Review/critique of present efforts to explore for oil in protected areas and offshore in Belize.


(Feb. 2010) El Salvador: Gold, Guns and Choice
2010 report on recent violence against anti-mining activists in El Salvador, and mining policy issues in El Salvador.


(Nov. 2010) Double Standard: Shell practices in the Niger Delta compared to international standards for oil pipeline spill prevention
Critique of Shell practices in the Niger Delta.


(Jan. 2009) Nautilus Minerals Solwara 1 Seabed Mining Project, Papua New Guinea
Critique of the Nautilus Minerals EIS for the first ever deep sea mining project, proposed for PNG.


(Sept. 2006) Lebanon Oil Spill 2006 assessment
Report of the rapid assessment mission to Lebanon during and after the Israel / Hezbollah war in 2006, where a massive oil spill resulted from missile attacks on the fuel tank farm south of Beirut.


Citation by 27th Alaska Legislature 2011 Honoring Professor Rick Steiner.


Oil / Environment work summary, Steiner
A brief summary of environmental work conducted on oil issues around the world.


Editorials re: 2009 academic freedom case against University of Alaska
Statements re: university removal of Steiner's federal funding due to his conservation positions


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