The Offshore Wind Accelerator Project (OWAP) and the National Wildlife Federation hosted a webinar to examine the scientific underpinnings of North Atlantic right whale conservation; identify how this challenge might impact offshore wind development; and describe the details and impact of recently agreed-upon conservation measures that present a solution.
In a first-of-its-kind collaboration, a coalition of leading environmental organizations and three offshore wind developers has agreed to a series of voluntary measures that will protect critically endangered North Atlantic right whales while helping to expedite responsible offshore wind development in the Mid-Atlantic. The companies and NGOs have drafted a set of protective measures that these developers will voluntarily implement over the next four years in areas designated by the administration as Mid-Atlantic Wind Energy Areas (WEAs), which stretch from New Jersey to Virginia.
- Justin Allegro, National Wildlife Federation
- Scott Kraus, New England Aquarium
- Michael Jasny, NRDC
- Aileen Kenney, DeepWater Wind
- Tricia Jedele, CLF
Slides from this webinar are available as a pdf at http://www.cesa.org/assets/Uploads/OWAP-Webinar-Presentations-Right-Whale-3.13.13.pdf