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ADVISORY: CAP to Host U.S. Sen. Whitehouse, Distinguished Panel for Discussion on Future of Ocean Policy
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ADVISORY: CAP to Host U.S. Sen. Whitehouse, Distinguished Panel for Discussion on Future of Ocean Policy

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Washington, D.C. — The Center for American Progress will host U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and a distinguished panel of experts to discuss ocean governance under the 45th president. The panel will include U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-WA), Vice Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard Adm. Charles Michel, and Aileen Kenney, vice president of permitting and environmental affairs at Deepwater Wind.

Millions of jobs and billions of dollars’ worth of commercial and recreational activity—including tourism, shipping, fishing, and offshore energy—depend on a healthy and well-managed ocean and coast. The 45th president of the United States and the 115th U.S. Congress will inherit a carefully crafted governance structure including a National Ocean Council and two completed regional ocean plans, which are demonstrating the fundamental value of balanced, collaborative, data-driven ocean management. The new leaders in Washington have an opportunity to maintain and enhance these advances in ocean governance that are paving the way for robust private and public investment in sustainable maritime industries.

WHO:

Keynote:
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)

Panelists:
Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-WA)
Adm. Charles Michel, Vice Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard
Aileen Kenney, Vice President of Permitting and Environmental Affairs, Deepwater Wind LLC

Moderator:
Michael Conathan, Director of Ocean Policy, Center for American Progress

WHEN:

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
9:30 a.m. ET – 10:45 a.m. ET

WHERE:

Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C., 20005

For more information on this topic or to speak with an expert, contact Tom Caiazza at [email protected] or 202.481.7141.