Birds, Whales, and Offshore Wind

Thursday, January 12, 2023, 7 pm

Worried about the impact of offshore wind turbines on marine life off the coast of New England?  SAFE kicks off the New Year with a program on the opportunities and challenges that wind turbines pose for endangered species such as the North Atlantic Right Whale, migrating birds, and fish and lobster that are critical to the local fishing community.  

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Kelt Wilska, Energy Justice Manager at Maine Conservation Voters

Kelt Wilska is the Energy Justice Manager for Maine Conservation Voters and serves as Maine State Lead for New England for Offshore Wind. Kelt is a 2017 graduate of Hamilton College and received his Master of Energy Regulation and Law from Vermont Law and Graduate School in 2022. He lives in Portland, Maine.

Eliza Donoghue, Director of Advocacy & Staff Attorney at Maine Audubon

Eliza Donoghue is the Director of Advocacy and Staff Attorney for Maine Audubon, where she has worked since 2017. Eliza is a graduate of the University of Montana and Vermont Law School. She lives in Brunswick, Maine.

Amber Hewett, Program Director for Offshore Wind Energy at the National Wildlife Federation

For the past decade, Amber has worked to advance state and federal policies that will both help launch a robust U.S. offshore wind industry on all coasts, and ensure wildlife, habitat, and communities are protected throughout every stage of development.  

Bring your questions and concerns, as we dive into the myths, the facts, and what’s being done to mitigate any threat posed by offshore wind construction.

This event is free and open to the public but we do ask that you register ahead of time.