Secretary Salazar, Governor O’Malley to Announce Decision on Mid-Atlantic Offshore Wind Energy

WASHINGTON, D.C. —On Thursday, February 2, 2012, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, and Interior’s Director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Tommy P. Beaudreau will announce a major step towards developing wind energy on the Outer Continental Shelf off the coasts of Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey and Delaware. 

The news conference will be held at the Baltimore World Trade Center at 11:00 am (EDT). 

News media wishing to participate should RSVP to boempublicaffairs@boem.gov by noon tomorrow, Wednesday, February 1, 2011. Those unable to attend the conference can participate in a media teleconference, available by dialing 1-800-779-7685 and providing the code OCSWIND.   

WHO:  Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior

          Martin O’Malley, Governor of Maryland

          Tommy P. Beaudreau, Director, DOI Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 

WHAT: Announcement regarding decision on offshore wind energy development
WHEN: Thursday, February 2, 2012 11:00 a.m. EDT 

WHERE: Baltimore World Trade Center 401 E. Pratt Street – 21st Floor (Constellation Room) Baltimore, MD 21202

RSVP: Media interested in attending should RSVP by email to the Bureau of Ocean

Energy Management Public Affairs Office by Noon, Wednesday at boempublicaffairs@boem.gov 

MEDIA Call: Media unable to attend the conference can join a teleconference by dialing

                   1-800-779-7685 and providing the access code OCSWIND.