September 23, 2017
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Legislators to review PUC nomination

The Associated Press
Bangor Daily News | BDN
Bangor Daily News | BDN

AUGUSTA, Maine — David Littell, the Baldacci administration’s top environmental enforcer for the last five years, is to appear before a legislative committee that’s reviewing his nomination to the Public Utilities Commission.

The Utilities and Energy Committee takes up Littell’s nomination Thursday. Legislative committees are holding hearings on dozens of nominations by Gov. John Baldacci in advance of a Senate confirmation session next Wednesday.

Littell, of Portland, would fill out the term of PUC Chairwoman Sharon Reishus, who stepped down in July. Littell, who’s been commissioner of the state Department of Environmental Protection for the last five years, would serve on the PUC through March 2015.

A graduate of Harvard Law School and Princeton University, Littell was in private law practice before joining the state.

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