MCAS Virtual Community Program - MAY 15 - Offshore Wind Along the Central Coast

Offshore Wind Turbines [photo courtesy of Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)]

MCAS Virtual Community Program

Title:               Offshore Wind Along the Central Coast

Presenter:      Linda Krop, Environmental Defense Center

Date:               Monday, May 15th, 2023, 7:00 pm

ZOOM info below.

Description: Linda Krop will talk about the multi-year process for development of wind energy projects offshore the Central Coast. She will discuss the state and federal planning processes, as well as the leases that were recently sold in the Morro Bay Wind Energy Area. She will provide an overview of potential impacts as well as opportunities to avoid or minimize such impacts. She will also talk about the relationship between the offshore wind leases and the proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary. Finally, she will provide information about next steps in the local wind energy development process and ways that the public can engage.

: Ms. Krop is Chief Counsel at the Environmental Defense Center (EDC), where she has worked as an attorney since 1989 and served as Chief Counsel since 1999. Ms. Krop specializes in oil and energy issues, as well as cases that protect open space and natural resources. She was the lead counsel in the successful efforts to prevent development of the Hearst and Fiscalini Ranches, and to defeat Phillips’ proposal to transport oil by rail to its Nipomo refinery. In addition to working at EDC, Ms. Krop teaches Environmental Law at UC Santa Barbara.

If you have questions, email Wendy McKeown, Programs Chair:

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