This study reviews the potential takings liability associated with government development of wind turbine projects in offshore areas. It begins by introducing the development of the offshore wind industry in the U.S. and the benefits and potential impacts associated with this industry. Section 2 explains and evaluates potential takings claims under each of four theories: (1) direct appropriation or physical invasion; (2) categorical takings; (3) partial takings; and (4) nuisance takings. Section 3 concludes.
Marine Affairs Institute, Roger Williams University School of Law; Thompson, Jourdan; and Porter, Read, "Takings Implications of Offshore Wind Energy Development" (2019). Sea Grant Law Fellow Publications. 93.