Scott confirmed as New Hampshire environmental commissioner
CONCORD (AP) — The Executive Council has approved Republican Gov. Chris Sununu's second nominee to lead the state Department of Environmental Services.
Sununu nominated Robert Scott after the council rejected his first nominee — businessman Peter Kujawski — over what they considered a lack of experience. Scott currently serves as a state energy regulator on the Public Utilities Commission.
The council voted 3-2 in favor of confirming Scott on Wednesday. Republican Councilor David Wheeler said he voted no because he doesn't believe Scott has a good grasp of the businesses the agency regulates and because Scott declined to take a position on the controversial Northern Pass power line project.
Sununu said he is confident Scott has the skills and expertise for the job.