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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!

Annual NH Land Conservation Conference, Always Special

BCM Environmental & Land Law underwrote Saving Special Places again in 2017. This annual Land Conservation Conference was held on Saturday, April 8th from 8:00am – 4:00pm at Prospect Mountain High School in Alton, NH. This critical annual conference gathers land conservationists of all walks to provide focused and timely education and discussion about a myriad of conservation-related issues, including wildlife & forest management, conservation easement tax benefits, climate change adaptation, valuation of conservation easements, re-imagining conservation, accreditation, stewardship, timber harvesting, and option to purchase for agricultural value. Attorney Beth Boepple and Attorney Stephen Wagner attended this once again highly successful day.

BCM Support Helps Bring One of the Largest Environmental Film Festivals to Concord!

BCM Environmental & Land Law was proud to be a sponsor of the 7th Wild & Scenic Film Festival. Hosted by the New Hampshire Rivers Council, this event was held on Friday, March 31th at Red River Theatres in Concord. Despite the typical March weather, the event still brought the crowds out to support the protection and conservation of New Hampshire rivers.

Conservation Law Foundation Seminar a Great Success!

On March 29, 2017, Beth Boepple participated as a presenter at the first seminar for attorneys sponsored by the Maine chapter of the Conservation Law Foundation’s Legal Food Hub: “Farm and Food Law: Fielding Employment & Labor Questions.” Beth channeled her former theater experience to play the role of a farmer meeting with an attorney to present some thorny ethical issues for the attendees to consider. The reviews were glowing!

NH Farm & Forest Expo workshop a huge success!

As part of the 2017 NH Farm & Forest Expo, held on February 17, 2017, Attorney Amy Manzelli and other members of the NH Coalition for Sustaining Agriculture lead a timely discussion “Tell it like it is: Frank talk about farming and local land-use regulation” about the impacts, good and bad, of local regulations on farms of all sizes and kinds. Farmer and municipal panelists along with workshop participants shared their perspectives, stories and insight on preventing and resolving conflicts among neighbors, farmers and town boards. Information gathered will be used by the Coalition to develop resources for farmers and their communities to navigate rights and regulations to address municipal agricultural conflict.