Office of Consumer Advocate http://nhpr.org en Ray Burton: Advocate Who Lost Job Was Good For Consumers http://nhpr.org/post/ray-burton-advocate-who-lost-job-was-good-consumers <p>Executive Councilor Ray Burton of Bath says he tried unsuccessfully to keep Meredith Hatfield as the state&rsquo;s consumer advocate on public utility matters because she has been &ldquo;independent minded&rdquo; and helped consumers.</p><p>But last week the Republican controlled Executive Council voted 3 &ndash; 2 against re-appointing Hatfield who represents consumer interests before the Public Utilities Commission.</p> Mon, 14 Nov 2011 21:19:59 +0000 Chris Jensen 415 at http://nhpr.org Executive Council Refuses Another Term For Consumer Advocate http://nhpr.org/post/executive-council-refuses-another-term-consumer-advocate <p>The Executive Council refused to give New Hampshire Consumer Advocate Meredith Hatfield another term.</p><p>Some&nbsp;on the all Republican council feel she&rsquo;s been too political in her opinions.</p><p>The Executive Council voted three to two against re-appointing Meredith Hatfield to represent the interest of consumers against the state&rsquo;s public utilities.</p><p>Councilor Chris Sununu, of Newfields, says he was concerned about her stance on the Laidlaw Biomass Plant in Berlin as well as some of her opinions on the PSNH power plant in Bow.</p> Thu, 10 Nov 2011 21:49:57 +0000 Amy Quinton 387 at http://nhpr.org