Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Governor Nominates Potential Department of Environmental Protection Secretary

Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell has nominated the CEO of PennFuture John Hanger for the position of Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection. John Hanger was a Pennsylvania's Public Utility Commissioner from 1993 to 1998 and was the legal counsel to the Public Utility Commissioner Joseph Rhodes from 1988 to 1993. Hanger says that energy conservation is one of his top goals as well as ensuring that the state makes good investments when it comes to decisions on energy. The Governor approached him about the nomination and convinced him to accept it by sharing his goals for the future of the state's energy needs. Hanger if approved by the State Senate would replace Kathleen McGinty who resigned on July, 18th.

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