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Wind Farms And The Law Of The Sea

Law360 (February 15, 2011, 3:10 PM EST) -- Ever-proliferating plans to install offshore wind farms on the U.S. continental shelf could prove the final incentive to ratify a treaty that has been adrift since 1982, when it was proposed by the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea.

With several East Coast states and the federal government leading the way, and the private sector in aggressive pursuit, the prospects that offshore wind turbines will play a part in U.S. energy production are better than ever before. Proof rests in examples of recent projects:...
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