House Republicans Applaud Nomination of Carlie McLean to PUC

Augusta – House Republican leaders are thrilled at the news of Governor LePage’s nomination of Carlisle McLean to the Public Utilities Commission. Her background in environmental land use and climate strategy make her a perfect fit for the job.

House Republican Leader Ken Fredette of Newport has been a leader on energy reforms in his time in the legislature. He co-sponsored the historic omnibus energy bill last session that helped to cut energy costs in Maine. That bill passed overwhelmingly with bipartisan support.

“Energy reform is a top priority for Republicans this session,” said House Republican Leader Ken Fredette of Newport. “Carlie McLean is smart and will take a pragmatic approach to the state’s energy issues and act in the best interest of Mainers, not the special interest groups.”

“Maine is in the midst of an energy crisis. The exploding cost of electricity is crippling Maine people and Maine businesses and we need to find a solution now. Governor LePage has certainly picked the right person for this challenging job,” added Assistant House Republican Leader, Rep. Ellie Espling of New Gloucester.

House Republicans urge our colleagues on the Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee as well as in the Senate to join us in our strong support of Carlisle McLean’s nomination to serve on the PUC.

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