I was just browsing the draft minutes of BEP's Dec 10th meeting (I know... I need to get a life!). Two items caught my eye:
First, the Board asked Assistant A.G. Peggy Bensinger to give a presentation on the Law Court decision upholding BEP's denial of the Bowers appeal. It was AAG Bensinger who represented the BEP before the Court.
Second, I found it heartening to see that the Board voted unanimously to include in its annual report to the legislature a discussion of the Bowers decision and to request that "the language regarding assessment of scenic impacts was clarified to reflect that it may include the overall impact on multiple scenic resources of state or national significance."
The draft minutes are available at