Senator Landrieu to Keynote Conference on the Deepwater Horizon Lessons

Press Release
Tuesday, April 10, 2012

New Orleans, - Observing the second anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon accident off the Gulf Coast, Senator Mary Landrieu will be the keynote speaker at the North American Marine Environment Protection Association’s (NAMEPA) conference on April 20. 

Entitled “Deepwater Horizon: Two Years After and Beyond,” the conference will be held at the Sheraton New Orleans with registration beginning at 8:00 a.m.

“It is important to reflect on the lessons from the Deepwater Horizon tragedy, as we move forward with responsible exploration and production of deep sea oil and gas,” said NAMEPA Chairman Clay Maitland. “Safety and environmental stewardship is mandatory to protect not only workers, the oceans and coastlines, but also the livelihoods of our citizens. The Gulf region is a critical contributor to our national welfare, and we must collaboratively strive for the highest standards of excellence to protect it.”

The event will provide workshops on regulatory changes and implications, today’s conservation efforts, and dealing with the public, followed by a luncheon with a keynote address provided by Dr. Larry McKinney, the Executive Director of the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies at Texas A&M, who will focus on the impact of the Deepwater Horizon event on the environment.  The afternoon will feature a panel discussion, moderated by Dr. Steve Coan, on “Where Do We Go From Here?” culminating by the keynote address by Senator Landrieu, who will address the impact of the event on the region.

One of the many highlights of the event will be the changes which have come through the newly- created Interior Department’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement.  Director RADM James Watson (United States Coast Guard, Retired) will update the delegates on developments coming out of this agency. RADM Watson and Captain Peter Gautier (USCG) are also expected to provide highlights of the recently signed memorandum of agreement between their two entities on their roles and collaboration in offshore oil spill preparation and response.

Secretary Paul Rainwater, Commissioner of Administration for the State of Louisiana, will address the important considerations when dealing with the public. Open lines of accurate information delivered in a timely fashion are expected to head his list.
The conference is open to the public, but places are limited.  There is a charge, and registration is required. To register, contact l.harris@namepa.net or call +203 255 4686 and ask for Lyn Harris.


 

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