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Beth Boepple Volunteers with Legal Food Hub

BCM Attorney Beth Boepple was a featured attorney in the Maine Law Journal’s special farm and food law insert highlighting her pro bono legal services to farmers through the Conservation Law Foundation’s Legal Food Hub program. Beth assists farmers with a variety of legal issues, including entity formation, real estate purchases and leases, and land use issues.

The Sun Shines at the Farm at Eastman’s Corner

On November 9, Attorney Kelsey Peterson toured the Solar Installation at The Farm at Eastman’s Corner in Kensington, New Hampshire with the New Hampshire Chapter of NEWIEE, New England Women in Energy & the Environment, and ReVision Energy.

The Farm at Eastman’s Corner is a sustainability-minded, year-round NH farm and marketplace committed to supporting local farmers and food producers. The NEWIEE group learned about residential and commercial solar energy installations and toured the facility’s behind-the-scenes power system.

NEWIEE has a goal to foster a dynamic and enthusiastic environment for women all over New England and those who care about energy and environmental issues in order to encourage the development of creative solutions to energy and environmental issues.

Jason Reimers Works to “Keep the Whites Wild”

BCM attorney Jason Reimers,  has been hard at work on behalf of a local conservation group, Keep the Whites Wild, to protect and maintain the natural beauty of New Hampshire’s highest peak.  Jason has been working with the group to oppose a recently-built but unpermitted snowcat road to the summit.

To learn more, check out the Union Leader, Berlin Daily Sun, and InDepthNH articles about the road.

 

Beth Boepple’s Work as Chair of Portland Planning Board

All of our BCM attorneys find ways to give back to the communities they live and work in.  Beth Boepple shares her extensive knowledge of land use law with the City of Portland where she lives, by serving as Chair of the Planning Board.

Currently, the Portland Planning Board is considering an application for development at the former Rufus Deering Lumber Company site.  Click here to learn more about how Beth is working to safeguard the quality of life for Portland residents.

 

The Northern Pass Hearings: Intervenor Questions Should Not Be Limited

At the October 23rd adjudicative hearings, BCM attorney Amy Manzelli, representing the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, questioned the consistency of the SEC’s rulings regarding the limiting of Intervenors’ questions.

Click here to read more about Attorney Manzelli’s questions regarding the limits of “friendly cross.”

The Northern Pass Wetlands Impact Debate: Permanent or Temporary?

BCM attorney Amy Manzelli, representing the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, addressed this very issue at the June 20th adjudicative hearings, one of many dedicated to the environmental impacts the Northern Pass project would have if the project is approved and constructed.

Click here to read more about Attorney Manzelli’s questioning of Lee Carbonneau, an environmental scientist hired by Eversource.

Some “FRESH” Thinking

On June 7 the sun finally came out and Attorney Amy Manzelli was able to enjoy the warmth as she toured the new lēf Farms facility in Loudon with the New Hampshire chapter of NEWIEE, New England Women in Energy & the Environment.

lēf Farms is a 14 acre 100% hydroponic farm with a 75,000-sq. ft. hydroponic greenhouse facility that strives to get their greens into your hands within 24 hours of when they’re picked.  Their greens are carefully grown “just across town, not clear across the country.”

NEWIEE, has a goal to foster a dynamic and enthusiastic environment for women all over New England and those who care about energy and environmental issues in order to encourage the development of creative solutions to energy and environmental issues.

BCM Attorneys Working Hard to Defend N.H. Conserved Lands, Forests, and Scenic Values

BCM Environmental & Land Law represents The Society for the Protection of Forest Society in opposition to the Northern Pass project as that project has been proposed.

To find out more about the Forest Society and its mission and to stay up to date on the latest news and developments in the Northern Pass project, please visit https://forestsociety.org/advocacy-issue/northern-pass.

BCM Helps Celebrate 25 years of protecting the lakes and ponds of New Hampshire!

BCM Environmental & Land Law is proud to be a sponsor of the 2017 Lakes Congress sponsored by the New Hampshire Lakes Association. The conference will be held on Friday, June 2 from 8:00 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. in Meredith, NH. This event is designed for lake enthusiasts, lake/natural resource stewards and managers, lake-related business leaders, and municipal and political leaders to exchange information, ideas and experiences, and introduce new approaches to help manage and protect the lakes of New Hampshire. Register online!

NH Preservation Alliance Conference, Strategies, Tools, Challenges and Successes

BCM Environmental & Land Law is proud to be a sponsor and supporter of the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance’s upcoming conference “Preserving Community Character: Critical Issues and Opportunities.” The conference will be held in Concord on Friday, April 21th and includes workshops, a lunch time walking tour and a reception. Register here!