Secretary Jewell, Governor Kitzhaber to Announce Milestone for Oregon's Offshore Wind Future

Office of the Secretary
2/3/2014


PORTLAND, Oregon – On Wednesday, February 5, 2014, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will join Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Tommy Beaudreau to make an announcement regarding an innovative effort to tap into the vast offshore wind energy resources along the West Coast.


Jewell's Oregon visit comes on the heels of President Obama's State of the Union address where he laid out actions to move the economy toward clean energy sources, reduce carbon pollution and create jobs. Through his Climate Action Plan, President Obama has challenged Interior to spur the development of clean energy by approving 20,000 megawatts on public lands and waters by 2020 – enough to power approximately 6 million American homes.

WHO:
Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior
John Kitzhaber, Governor of Oregon
Tommy Beaudreau, BOEM Director

WHAT:

Clean Energy Announcement

WHEN:

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

11:00 am PST

WHERE:

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry – Theory Room

1945 SE Water Avenue

Portland, OR 97214


NOTE: Media who are not able to attend can use the following listen-only call-in

information:

Dial-in: 888-469-3147

Passcode: INTERIOR

RSVP:

Media wishing to attend the event should RSVP here by 6:00 pm PST on Tuesday, February 4.


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