Who We Are

Citizen Oversight of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (CO TAPS) is a coalition of organizations and individuals concerned about ensuring safe operation of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS). These stakeholders are keen to ensure that TAPS operators keep the oil in the pipe and that public and private lands are not at risk from a spill that could release oil onto them and into our public waters.




Coalition members include:


Cascadia Wild

Copper Country Alliance

Copper River Watershed Project

Cordova District Fishermen United

Yukon River Drainage Fisheries Association

Rosemary Ahtuangaruak, Nuiqsuit

Ken Adams, Cordova, AK, commercial fisherman

Lois Epstein, The Wilderness Society

Lucus Gamble, Restoration Science and Engineering, Kenny Lake landowner

Richard Fineberg, researcher/reporter, served as advisor to Governor of Alaska on Oil & Gas Policy, 1986 - 1989

Dan Lawn, (retired) Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation Engineer

Matt Obermiller, Tiekel River valley resident

Walt Parker, member, Alaska Oil Spill Commission, 1990-1991, former Commissioner, Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities, current PWS RCAC President

Tori Rego, Copper Basin resident

Stan Stephens, Stan Stephens Cruises, PWS RCAC Board of Directors

Peter VanTuyn, attorney

Gulkana Village Council

Tazlina Village Council



Resolutions of Support:

Alaska Wilderness Recreation & Tourism Association file icon pdf

Copper Country Alliance file icon pdf 

Copper River Watershed Project 

 Cordova District Fishermen United file icon pdf 

Yukon River Drainage Fisheries Association file icon pdf 



For more information, please contact:

Kristen Pope, CO TAPS Campaign Coordinator

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P.O. Box 1560, Cordova, Alaska 99574

(907) 424-3334 (phone)

(907) 424-4318 (fax)

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