Enviro Obstacles To OCS Energy Development

Law360, New York (May 22, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In late April, President Obama announced the completion of a long-overdue rulemaking that would provide a framework for renewable energy development and, as the president views it, allow the U.S. "to move from the ‘oil and gas only’ approach of the [Bush] administration to the comprehensive energy plan that we need."[1]

The rule is a necessary and important first step toward developing the vast wind resources on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). But the rule is not nearly the magic wand that project developers may at...
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