To The Daily Sun,
I have a deep concern over the appointment of state officials to fill the public representation positions on the Site Evaluation Committee, as mandated in SB-245. This is clearly not the intent of the bill in regard to public representation.
Both candidates are legislators, one a career state senator and the other a state representative. Even more concerning, is the past involvement of both legislators in the crafting of state energy bills, the very ones over which they would be providing input and decisions from a public perspective. This is clearly a conflict of interest and ethically wrong.
The three public positions should be filled by laypeople, void of state legislative and political affiliation, who truly represent the public.
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