Shellfish Wind Associates has submitted a proposal to develop offshore wind farms in Dakota Shoal, and the Federal Permitting Agency (FPA) is reviewing the controversial proposal. A group of relevant stakeholders has been meeting to discuss the recently submitted draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), and this is the third meeting convened by the FPA. Stakeholders are seeking consensus regarding the following issues:
How much agreement is there around the developer’s EIS?
What additional environmental, economic, and/or aesthetic considerations should be addressed in the permitting decision?
What is preventing stakeholders from reaching agreement?
What mode of participation should be used to ensure stakeholders an appropriate role in the final permitting decision?
Techniques for creating value in spite of differences
Joint fact-finding in the face of disputed scientific information
Dealing with scientific and technical uncertainty through an adaptive management approach.
Prof. Susskind’s Top 5 Environmental Negotiation Teaching Materials
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