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Wind power: generating electricity and lawsuits  

Author:  | Aesthetics, Impacts, Law, Siting, U.S.

Energy Law Journal 2007, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 489-515: an overview of legal challenges facing industrial wind energy developments in the United States.

Early Land-Based Litigation
• Aesthetic and Environmental Impact
• Moratorium on Wind Energy Development
• Intellectual Property
• Contractual Disputes
• Conditional Permit to Construct a Wind Farm
Offshore Wind-Related Litigation and Legal Issues
• Currently Proposed Offshore Wind Developments
  • The Cape Wind Project
    • Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound v. U.S. Dep’t of the Army
    • Ten Taxpayer Citizens Groups v. Cape Wind Associates, LLC
    • Current Status of the Cape Wind Project
  • Long Island, New York
  • Texas Gulf Coast
    • Galveston, Texas
    • Padre Island, Texas
• Future of Offshore Wind-Related Litigation
Lease Agreement Disputes
• Rent/Royalty Payments
• Transmission of Electricity

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