CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire's Executive Council is holding hearings on two people nominated to the Public Utilities Commission and the existing commissioner to be chairwoman.
Gov. John Lynch nominated Bob Scott, manager of the Department of Environmental Services' air quality program, and Mike Harrington, senior regulatory adviser to the commission for the past five years. Harrington worked for the Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant for 20 years before becoming a commission adviser.
Lynch nominated commissioner Amy Ignatius to chair the three-person commission.
Ignatius is a lawyer who was director of the state Office of Energy and Planning when she was appointed to the commission in 2009. She is also a past director of the New England Conference of Public Utilities Commissioners.
The hearings are Wednesday afternoon.
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