Fostering Wind Energy Development In The Great Lakes

Law360, New York (April 25, 2012, 1:16 PM EDT) -- Following the precedent of the Obama administration’s "Smart from the Start" initiative to speed offshore wind energy development off the Atlantic Coast, on March 30, 2012, the Obama administration and five of the eight Great Lakes littoral states signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) intended to streamline the efficient and responsible development of offshore wind energy resources in the Great Lakes.

The related announcement states that the MOU will enhance collaboration between federal and state agencies to speed review of proposed offshore wind energy projects and,...
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