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Verrill Partner to Lead Firm’s Energy, Telecommunications, and Natural Resources Group

May 14, 2021 Press Releases

(May 14, 2021) – Verrill is pleased to announce that Jim Cohen has been appointed chair of the firm’s Energy, Telecommunications, and Natural Resources Group. Cohen, a former Mayor of Portland, is a long-time firm partner who currently serves as the board president of the Portland Community Chamber of Commerce and as a board member of the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority. Cohen has also been recognized by Best Lawyers®, New England Super Lawyers©, and Chambers USA for excellence in energy, regulatory, and utilities law.

Verrill’s Energy, Telecommunications, and Natural Resources Group includes lawyers in Maine and Boston who advise clients on local and national projects involving renewable energy development, complex environmental permitting and adjudication, state and federal energy, telecommunications, and water policies, as well as proceedings before state and local government boards and agencies.

Members of the group have successfully permitted some of Maine’s largest wind and solar projects, and the group works with some of the nation’s largest telecommunications service providers, including wireless and landline telecommunication providers, high-tech companies, internet service providers, radio communications providers, trade associations, and wholesale consumers of telecommunications services. The Group maintains a blog called Environmental and Energy Law Update which can be found at www.verrill-law.com/environmental-land-use.

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New Rules for Apprentices on Energy Projects Come with Uncertainty for Contractors and Developers

On January 1, 2021, a new law went into effect setting benchmarks for use of apprentices on energy generation facility construction projects. Enacted in 2019, the law was part of “An Act to Establish...

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Verrill Partner Mathew Todaro Presents at The National Safety Council (NSC) of Northern New England’s 51st Annual New Hampshire Safety & Health Conference

The National Safety Council (NSC) of Northern New England recently held its 51 st Annual New Hampshire Safety & Health Conference in Nashua. The two-day conference began on June 7 th and featured keynote...

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Four Verrill Attorneys Recognized by Chambers & Partners for Energy and Environmental Law in Maine

Verrill attorneys Juliet T. Browne, James I. Cohen, Gordon R. Smith, and Mathew J. Todaro were recently recognized for energy and environmental law in Maine in the 2022 Chambers & Partners Guide . Chambers...

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Intertidal Court Victory for Property Rights, Marine Conservation, and Public Participation

The Maine Superior Court has dismissed all claims against five intertidal landowners represented by Verrill in Masucci v. Judy’s Moody, LLC . The landowners had been sued because they contacted Maine Marine Patrol to...

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Verrill Helps Hancock Solar Project Obtain MDEP Permit, Protect Upland Sandpipers

The 14-megawatt Hancock Solar project in the town of Hancock, Maine has obtained its Site Law permit from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection. Verrill assisted the project with environmental permitting, which included the...

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31 Verrill Attorneys, Across Four Offices, Recognized in 2022 Chambers & Partners Guide

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Amplify Your Process Safety Podcast with Mathew Todaro

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Verrill Attorney Kelsey McCutcheon Selected to Join the Environmental Law Institute’s (ELI) Emerging Leaders Initiative

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NextEra Subsidiary Fined $8 Million under MBTA for Eagle Deaths at Wind Power Projects in Western U.S.

The U.S. Department of Justice announced that ESI Energy LLC (ESI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Nextera Energy Resources LLC, pleaded guilty to violating the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) and acknowledged at least...

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Maine Public Utilities Commission to Receive Bids for Northern Maine Transmission and Renewable Generation Projects

On or before May 2, 2022, the Maine Public Utilities Commission has requested bids for proposed transmission and generation resources that would boost energy exports from northern Maine. The northern Maine region has long...

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