BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Implications for Oregon - Oceana USA

BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Implications for Oregon

Oceana and OMSI Invite the Community to Learn More

Press Release Date: September 29, 2010

Location: Portland, OR


Dustin Cranor, APR | email: dcranor@oceana.org | tel: 954.348.1314


Oceana, the largest international organization focused solely on ocean conservation, invites the communities of Oregon to witness an expert discussion regarding the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill and how it relates to the Oregon coast. Panelists will discuss past, present and future oil developments in the Gulf of Mexico. Additionally, panelists will discuss the science, policy, law and community development components considered for energy production and the missing pieces that must be put in place. 

Aside from representing a collective failure to prevent new oil spills, the Deepwater Horizon event demonstrates the urgent need to develop new oil spill response capabilities and the need for alternative energy production.


WHAT:                  Expert Discussion of BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Implications for Oregon 

WHO:                  Panelists will include:

                                Jeff Short, Ph.D., Pacific Science Director, Oceana, Juneau, Alaska

                                Jim Ayers, President and Founder, Alaska Strategies, Juneau, Alaska

                                Mike Rosen, Ph.D., Project Leader, PDX 2 Gulf Coast, Portland, Oregon

                               Whit Sheard, Pacific Counsel and Senior Advisor, Oceana, Portland, Oregon 

WHEN:                Monday, October 4, 2010, from 7-9 p.m. 

WHERE:            Oregon Museum of Science & Industry

                                1945 SE Water Ave
                                Portland, Oregon 97214



Oceana campaigns to protect and restore the world’s oceans. Our teams of marine scientists, economists, lawyers and advocates win specific and concrete policy changes to reduce pollution and to prevent the irreversible collapse of fish populations, marine mammals and other sea life. Global in scope and dedicated to conservation, Oceana has campaigners based in North America, Europe and South and Central America. More than 400,000 members and e-activists in over 150 countries have already joined Oceana. For more information, please visit www.Oceana.org.