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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact: Susan Mariner
Chair, Virginia Beach Democratic Committee
OFFSHORE WIND EXPERT to SPEAK at VIRGINIA BEACH DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE EVENT
Virginia Beach, VA, May 18, 2010 — Ivy Main, Renewable Energy Chair of the Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club, will promote the possibilities of offshore wind versus offshore drilling at a May 22nd, 2010 Virginia Beach Democratic Committee Breakfast. The breakfast event begins at 9AM and will be held at Bubba’s Deli, 3600 Dam Neck Rd. The event is open to the public. Cost for a full breakfast buffet is $10 per person.
The Virginia Beach Democratic Committee believes that America’s prosperity and security demand an energy policy that focuses on clean, renewable sources. Committee members expressed disappointment that Governor McDonnell continues to push full speed ahead on offshore drilling in spite of the massive oil spill in the Gulf. “I am very concerned that Governor McDonnell doesn’t seem to be listening to the Navy, who has made it clear that they oppose drilling off Virginia’s coast, or to the citizens of Virginia Beach who are rightly worried about the welfare of our beautiful coastline,” said Virginia Beach Democratic Committee Chair Susan Mariner. [Virginian Pilot, May 18th, 2010]
The Virginia Beach Democratic Committee is the official branch of the Democratic Party in Virginia Beach. VBDC Chair Susan Mariner served as the Hampton Roads Political Director for Barack Obama’s 2008 Presidential Campaign.
Ivy Main can be seen giving a brief 2009 presentation on offshore wind at http://tinyurl.com/ydflyyl