Right Whales, Lobsters, and "Incidental Take" Permits Under the Endangered Species Act: A Case Study
On October 14, 2020, Ed Roggenkamp presented "Right Whales, Lobsters, and 'Incidental Take' Permits Under the Endangered Species Act: A Case Study" during the American Wind Energy Association's (AWEA) Offshore Windpower Virtual Summit.
The presentation examined a recent April 2020 ruling and the complex interaction between the Endangered Species Act and Marine Mammal Protection Act. Ed discussed the important implications this ruling has for the permitting of offshore wind and litigation risk from project opponents. He also examined how the upcoming decision on whether to prohibit static vertical lines in areas off the East Coast may also have implications for mooring cables for floating turbines.
The 2020 AWEA Windpower Virtual Summit focused on the critical role the offshore wind industry will play in America's economic recovery for decades to come. Industry professionals gathered to discuss ways to build this industry inclusively and responsibly, and strategies to cultivate the next generation of clean energy leaders. Participants in this virtual event accessed live presentations, on-demand sessions, matchmaking, a marketplace of product & service providers and unique shared social experiences.