VIDEO – Catherine Bowes, representing the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) appeared before the Coastal Resources Management Council on Tuesday night presenting testimony in favor of the Block Island Wind Farm demonstration project.
Bowes the Senior Manager for New Energy Solutions at NWF presented the organization’s position on offshore wind and the current project proposed by Deepwater Wind.
Wind energy reduces carbon emissions, increased effects of climate change
“We fundamentally believe that climate change is the single greatest threat facing wildlife today and that is why we strongly support the development of large-scale clean energy,” said Bowes.
Bowes spoke in favor of clean energy projects that reduce carbon pollution and its causal effects in climate change.
OSAMP support noted as a positive indicator of DWW’s intentions
Conveying the organization’s support of Deepwater’s participation in the Ocean Special Area Management Plan (OSAMP), Bowes commended the company for working with government and environmental agencies in choosing a development plan respectful of the region’s wildlife species. Bowes noted the company’ work with the NFW and Conservation Law Foundation in protecting the migratory and feeding habits of the North Atlantic Right Whale in support of her advocacy for the project.