Jim Dannis

North Country
4:35 pm
Thu March 22, 2012

Conservation Law Foundation Also Asks New PUC Commissioner Be Disqualified


The Conservation Law Foundation has joined in a request that newly appointed Public Utilities Commissioner Michael Harrington be disqualified from hearing a case involving the Merrimack  Station powerplant because it feels there is a conflict of interest involving Public Service of New Hampshire.

The issue is that Harrington has a pension from Northeast Utilities, the parent company of PSNH, which routinely goes before the three-member commission.

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North Country
11:45 am
Mon March 12, 2012

A Conflict-of-Interest Challenge To Newly Appointed PUC Commissioner

Last week the Executive Council confirmed Michael Harrington’s appointment as one of three Public Utilities Commissioners.

But before Harrington could preside over his first hearing on Monday a couple from the North Country filed a motion asking he be disqualified for a conflict of interest.

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