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1988 Maine Attorney General Reports and Opinions 1 (1988)

handle is hein.sag/sagme0016 and id is 1 raw text is: JAMES E. TIERNEY
February 1, 1988
Honorable John R. McKernan, Jr.
Governor of Maine
State House Station #1
Augusta, Maine 04333
Dear Governor McKernan:
You have asked to what extent the activities of Mr. Lewis
J. Perl as a consultant to parties to various proceedings
before the Public Utilities Commission. would constitute a legal
bar to his participation in pending and future proceedings at
the Commission were he to be confirmed by the Legislature as a
member of the Commission.1/ For the reasons which follow, it
is the Opinion of this Department that, should he assume
office, Mr. Perl must disqualify himself from the proceeding
currently pending before the Commission with regard to the
application of the Central Maine Power Company for a
certificate of public convenience and necessity for the
purchase of generating capacity and energy from Hydro-Quebec,
any subsequent proceedings for the construction of power lines
associated with such purchase, and any proceedings concerning
the avoided cost of Central Maine Power Company cogeneration
power purchases until a certificate for the Hydro-Quebec
purchase is granted. He must also disqualify himself from the
proceeding currently pending before the Commission concerning
an examination of the New England Telephone Company's marginal
cost methodology. With regard to other proceedings, including
1/ Your inquiry is specifically directed to Mr. Perl's
consulting work for Central Maine Power Company with regard to
its proposed purchase of generating capacity and energy from
Hydro-Quebec. In the interest of completeness, however, this
Department has asked the Public Utilities Commission to advise
it of all of Mr. Perl's prior activities before the Commission
to enable it to determine their effect, if any, on his
participation as a Commission member.

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