Liabilities Facing Developers of Wind Farms on the Outer Continental Shelf

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    Squire Sanders lawyers John J. Reilly and Carine M. Williams authored “Liabilities Facing Developers of Wind Farms on the Outer Continental Shelf,” which was published in the Fall 2011 issue of Infrastructure, a publication of the American Bar Association Section of Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law. As a new regulatory and legislative scheme emerges governing renewable energy development, offshore wind energy projects are moving to the construction phase, using contractual clauses to allocate resources and distribute risk. John and Carine provide an overview of the Cape Wind lease and its risk and liability clauses relating to environmental injury, injuries to people, and geological, historical, cultural and archaeological resources. According to John and Carine, the lease provides a blueprint to the contractual liabilities future offshore wind developers will encounter under the new legislative framework.

    Published in Infrastructure, Volume 51, Number 1, Fall 2011 © 2011 by the American Bar Association. Reproduced with permission. All rights reserved. This information or any portion thereof may not be copied or disseminated in any form or by any means or stored in an electronic database or retrieval system without the express written consent of the American Bar Association.

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