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Weekly News Roundup – December 14, 2012
Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news:
Offshore Wind Developers, Environmental Groups Reach First-of-Kind Agreement to Protect Endangered Right Whales
December 12 – In a first of its kind collaboration, a coalition of leading environmental organizations and 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.
Building upon proposed federally mandated protections, the Conservation Law Foundation, the National Wildlife Federation, Environment America and the Natural Resources Defense Council, working together with Deepwater Wind, Energy Management, Inc. (owner of Cape Wind in Massachusetts) and NRG Bluewater Wind, 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, which stretch from New Jersey to Virginia (map available here: http://on.doi.gov/UWoNPF).
And here are highlights from NWF in the News:
- The Star-Ledger: Offshore wind farm developers promise to keep whales’ interests in mind
- Bloomberg: Keystone Review Meaningless Without Climate Assessment
- The Morning Call: Hunters, fishermen could suffer without ‘fiscal cliff’ deal (Op-Ed)
- The Journal News: NWF’s ‘Ranger Rick’: Learn about lions in app for kids
- Public News Service: Ohio Hunters and Anglers Back Clean Wind Energy
For more, visit www.nwf.org/News