May 7 Teleconference: Leading Conservation Organizations and Deepwater Wind to Announce Agreement to Protect Endangered Whales at Deepwater ONE Offshore Wind Farm Site

Jason Shemenski

Media Advisory

Providence, RI – On Wednesday, May 7, Conservation Law Foundation (CLF), Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and Deepwater Wind will hold a media teleconference to announce an agreement to implement additional protections for marine mammals, including the endangered North Atlantic Right Whale.

These conservation organizations have developed a set of additional protective measures with Deepwater Wind that will minimize impacts on North Atlantic right whales during the developer’s site characterization and assessment activities for the Deepwater ONE offshore wind farm in Rhode Island Sound.

During the teleconference, representatives from Deepwater Wind, CLF, NRDC and NWF will discuss the details and national significance of the agreement. Members of the media will have the opportunity to ask questions following the brief speaking program.

Where: Dial in toll-free at 1.800.434.1335 and enter Conference Code 382659#.

You will be placed on hold until the conference begins, and at the start of the call, an operator will provide instructions for asking questions.

When: Wednesday, May 7 at 10:00 AM EST

Who: (In speaking order)

Tricia K. Jedele, RI Advocacy Center Director, Conservation Law Foundation
Jeffrey Grybowski, CEO, Deepwater Wind
Michael Jasny, Director, Marine Mammal Protection, Natural Resources Defense Council
Catherine Bowes, Senior Manager for Climate and Energy, National Wildlife Federation

Q&A with members of the media

Contact:        

Emily Dahl, CLF, 978-394-3506, or edahl@clf.org
Miles Grant, National Wildlife Federation, 703-864-9599, or GrantM@NWF.org
Kate Kiely, NRDC, 212-727-4592, or kkiely@nrdc.org
Meaghan Wims, Deepwater Wind, 401-278-4434 or mwims@duffyshanley.com

Focus Areas

Climate Change

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