The Associated Press
A member of the Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council has been removed from the panel for publicly criticizing its decisions. Bob Shavelson, an outspoken environmental activist, says he believes the oil oversight group has become a mouthpiece for government and industry. The council decided during a special executive session that Shavelson’s negative comments about the council violate the nonprofit group’s standards of conduct. Council member Robert Peterkin says Shavelson had been warned about speaking against decisions made by the board of directors. Peterkin says Shavelson is a “good guy,” but he was not following protocol.
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