Maine's largest law firm launches climate change practice group headed by David Littell

Littell seems to be stuck in Augusta's revolving door. meet growing demand for expertise on climate-related law and regulation.

Bernstein Shur, a firm based in Portland with more than 125 attorneys, announced the new practice Thursday on Earth Day with members of the multidisciplinary team led by shareholder David Littell as chair.

He told Mainebiz the initiative came from a couple of members of the firm's board after noticing that climate change was impacting different existing practices in ways that clients may not be thinking about.

"We're seeing climate change pop up in almost every practice in the firm," from banking to real estate and municipal practices where coastal flooding impacts property valuations.

"Even inland," he said, "you're seeing an in read frequency of storm events that impact municipal clients, and impact things as simple was the size of your culverts." If these are not big enough, for example, roads and bridges can get washed out.

Littell, a former commissioner with the Maine Public Utilities Commission before joining Bernstein Shur in May 2019, is an energy and environmental attorney with the firm.

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Comment by Willem Post on April 27, 2021 at 11:06am

The Climate Council is part of a Dem/Prog SOCIALIST takeover scam.

It uses false enviro-hysteria, including:

1) The Climate and Green-Energy frauds
2) The full lockdown for Covid-19 fraud
3) The illogical linking of linking these frauds (such as: to solve Covid 19, we have to solve Climate Change)
4) The paid-and-planned terrorism, by Antifa and BLM, is condoned/encouraged by Dem/Progs,
5) The universal mail-in ballot USA election scam

ALL OF IT is false and fraudulent.
It is all part of the “Great Reset and Remake of America”.

The Climate-and-Covid scares are false crises, concocted by Dem/Prog wolves to stampede the sheep.

The tactics used by the Dem/Prog GW propagandists are straight out of Lenin’s playbook.

The UN Climate-gate emails, of a few years ago, provided further evidence of GW deceit.

Those folks do not debate.
They shout down dissent.
They seek to harm those who disagree with them – straight out of Lenin.

The purported “science” of GW catastrophes has been disproved many times, over the decades.
Everyone of the warmists’ very-scary predictions, some 80 or so since 1970, have failed to happen.

The most objective measure of scientific competence is the ability to correctly predict.
The climate fraudsters have been 100% wrong to date.

There is a powerful logic that says no RATIONAL person can be SO wrong, SO obtuse, for such a LONG time.
They must have a COVERT agenda.

The Dem/Prog wolves, proponents of both the very-scary Global Warming / Climate Change scam, and the Covid-19 Lockdown scam, know they are lying.

Note also how many “RE leaders/RE stake holders” quickly linked the two scams, stating ”to solve Covid, we have to solve Climate Change”
All of it is utter nonsense, not even plausible enough to be specious.

Regarding the sheep, especially those who inhabit our universities and governments:

The sheep, worried about tenure, spout their warmist’s views as absolute truths, without ever having spent sufficient effort to investigate them.
The false warmist’s narrative fits their negative worldview.
They never seriously questioned it by examining the contrary evidence.

The policy incompetence regarding CO2 reduction of Vermont governments over past two decades is appalling.

Spending on government energy programs, including Efficiency Vermont, has averaged about $210 million/y from 2000 to 2015, a total of at least $2.5 billion, but Vermont CO2 emissions increased from 9.64 million metric ton in 2000, to 9.99 MMt in 2015, a CO2 increase of 3.6%. WHAT A WASTE OF TAXPAYER / RATEPAYER MONEY

Dem/Prog leftists seek to:

1) Destroy the Vermont economy and our CONSTITUTIONAL freedoms,
2) Aim to replace them with CENTRALIZED COMMAND/CONTROL

Handing those Dem/Progs $200 million, AS A DOWNPAYMENT TO GET THE RE BALL ROLLING, will make the Vermont PEOPLE weaker and poorer.

Comment by Kenneth Capron on April 24, 2021 at 3:01pm

I can't shout it loud enough Stephen, people have become so dumbed down that they now appear ignorant, gullible and willfully enabling. Where did all the smart people go? I know there were some when I went to school.

People don't even care about justice, truth, facts, logic, common sense, ...

Comment by Stephen Littlefield on April 23, 2021 at 6:15pm

It's all about money and gullible clients!

Comment by Kenneth Capron on April 23, 2021 at 5:18pm

If you have ever dealt with him, you know how weak Littell is. I wonder if these attorneys are prepared to 

1) plead ignorance of the untruths in the underlying climate documents and research; and

2) outright lie to clients and courts and media reps

They do have some ethical requirements - well some lawyers still believe in ethics ...

Comment by Penny Gray on April 23, 2021 at 1:17pm

"And remember, if you're the victim of a culvert that was too small and caused a washed out road, call the law offices of Bernstein Shur.  We mean business!"

Comment by Thinklike A. Mountain on April 23, 2021 at 1:00pm

Did Janet Mills really win the election?


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Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT


(excerpts) From Part 1 – On Maine’s Wind Law “Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine if the law’s goals were met." . – Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, August 2010 Part 2 – On Wind and Oil Yet using wind energy doesn’t lower dependence on imported foreign oil. That’s because the majority of imported oil in Maine is used for heating and transportation. And switching our dependence from foreign oil to Maine-produced electricity isn’t likely to happen very soon, says Bartlett. “Right now, people can’t switch to electric cars and heating – if they did, we’d be in trouble.” So was one of the fundamental premises of the task force false, or at least misleading?" Part 3 – On Wind-Required New Transmission Lines Finally, the building of enormous, high-voltage transmission lines that the regional electricity system operator says are required to move substantial amounts of wind power to markets south of Maine was never even discussed by the task force – an omission that Mills said will come to haunt the state.“If you try to put 2,500 or 3,000 megawatts in northern or eastern Maine – oh, my god, try to build the transmission!” said Mills. “It’s not just the towers, it’s the lines – that’s when I begin to think that the goal is a little farfetched.”

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Hannah Pingree on the Maine expedited wind law

Hannah Pingree - Director of Maine's Office of Innovation and the Future

"Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine."

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