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Prospects For Offshore Wind In The Aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon Disaster

Joel Eisen, Professor of Law, University of Richmond School of Law By Katherine Barbiere Joel Eisen, the final speaker of the symposium, closed the weekend with his presentation on the potentials and associated costs and benefits of implementing offshore wind … Continue reading

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Five Thousand Feet and Below: The Failure to Adequately Regulate Deepwater Drilling Technology

Mark Latham, Associate Professor of Law, Vermont Law School By Eric Amateis Professor Latham spoke about the technology associated with deep water oil and gas exploration, and the need for improved awareness and regulation of its use.  His initial interest … Continue reading

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Planning for the Future (or Not): Rethinking Emergency Response Accountability for Offshore Drilling Disasters

Joshua Fershee, Associate Professor of Law, University of North Dakota School of Law By Wesley Moore Joshua Fershee talked about the responses to the Deepwater Horizon incident. He said that there are two main questions: who should respond, and who … Continue reading

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Drilling on the Outer Continental Shelf

Stacy Linden, Managing Counsel
 American Petroleum Institute By John Cimino Ms. Linden has been working for API for the past three years, prior to which she worked in the corporate world as corporate counsel. Ms. Linden began her presentation with … Continue reading

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British Petroleum as Self-confessed Bad Actor: Crime, Punishment, and Prevention Offshore

Rena Steinzor, Professor of Law, University of Maryland School of Law By Garrett Trego How can disasters like Deep Water be avoided in the future?  The answer starts at the top.  As the previous speaker, Hope Babcock – Professor at … Continue reading

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Risky Business: Generation of Nuclear Power & Off-shore Oil Risk Management Development

Hope Babcock, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center By Nicole Benincasa Hope Babcock, Professor of Law spoke this afternoon on the generation of nuclear power and off-shore oil risk management development. Ms. Babcock spoke about how two industries have responded to risky … Continue reading

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The Perils of Implicit Regulatory Privatization: Lessons from the BP Oil Spill

Rebecca Bratspies, Professor of Law, CUNY School of Law By Catherine Wilmarth Everyone knows that the BP oil spill was an environmental and social disaster, but Professor Rebecca Bratspies encouraged us to focus on one large problem that came to … Continue reading

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Response to the Deepwater Horizon Spill of National Significance

Calvin M. Lederer, Deputy Judge Advocate General, United States Coast Guard By Bailey Woolfstead Cal Lederer kicked off the symposium by giving an overview of what actually happened in the oil spill, the various approaches taken to stop the spill, … Continue reading

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Symposium 2011 Live Blog

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Clean Power, Green Jobs: How Renewable Electricity Standards Can Boost the Economy and Protect the Environment

Jeffrey Deyette, Senior Energy Analyst, Union of Concerned Scientists Jeff Deyette spoke in an effort to promote a national renewable electricity standard that, he proffered, would benefit both the environment and the economy. Mr. Deyette began by providing an overview … Continue reading

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