WV Public Service Commission makes Jacqueline Lake Roberts Consu - WBOY.com: Clarksburg, Morgantown: News, Sports, Weather

WV Public Service Commission makes Jacqueline Lake Roberts Consumer Advocate

Posted: Updated:
  • GovernmentGovernmentMore>>

  • National Preparedness Month encourages residents to plan response to weather, other emergencies

    National Preparedness Month encourages residents to plan response to weather, other emergencies

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:26 AM EDT2014-09-02 14:26:18 GMT
    National Preparedness Month, celebrated each September, is a nationwide program hosted by the Ready Campaign to encourage households, businesses and communities to prepare and plan for emergencies. 
    The West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management is participating in National Preparedness Month, now in its 11th year. National Preparedness Month, celebrated each September, is a nationwide program hosted by the Ready Campaign to encourage households, businesses and communities to prepare and plan for emergencies. 
  • UPDATE: Two appointments made to commission tasked with studying chemical spill bill

    UPDATE: Two appointments made to commission tasked with studying chemical spill bill

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:43 AM EDT2014-09-02 13:43:38 GMT
    Senate Bill 373, a bill drafted in response to the Jan. 9 chemical leak, establishes a commission to do studies and report back to the Legislature. Senate President Jeff Kessler, D-Marshall, made the first appointment to that board on Aug. 29. Kessler appointed Dr. Rahul Gupta, Executive Director of the Kanawha Charleston Health Department.
    Senate Bill 373, a bill drafted in response to the Jan. 9 chemical leak, establishes a commission to do studies and report back to the Legislature. Senate President Jeff Kessler, D-Marshall, made the first appointment to that board on Aug. 29. Kessler appointed Dr. Rahul Gupta, Executive Director of the Kanawha Charleston Health Department.
  • Treating toxic water may cost New Castle, Delaware $1M

    Treating toxic water may cost New Castle, Delaware $1M

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:09 AM EDT2014-09-02 11:09:22 GMT
    Officials have focused on the longtime use of fire-fighting foams at the nearby Delaware Air National Guard Base at New Castle Airport. Those foams contain perfluorinated chemicals, or PFCs, which are an emerging health concern for drinking water supplies nationwide.
    Officials have focused on the longtime use of fire-fighting foams at the nearby Delaware Air National Guard Base at New Castle Airport. Those foams contain perfluorinated chemicals, or PFCs, which are an emerging health concern for drinking water supplies nationwide.

The Public Service Commission of West Virginia issued an order Sept. 11 appointing Jacqueline Lake Roberts the new director of the Consumer Advocate Division.

The CAD represents consumers to the commission.

Roberts currently is deputy consumer advocate, and has previously served as the senior manager of regulatory affairs and public policy for EnerNOC Inc. where she was responsible for state regulatory matters, commission proceedings, litigation, legislative issues for a nine-state region and regional transmission issues in MISO and PJM.

Roberts also served as an assistant consumer counsel for the Ohio Consumer Counsel and as executive director and president of the Public Utility Police Institute in Concord, New Hampshire.

Roberts is admitted to practice law before the United States Supreme Court and the Bar of the Supreme Courts of West Virginia, Ohio, New Hampshire, Vermont and Nevada.

She replaces Byron Harris, who started working with the CAD in 1982 and has been its director since 2007.

PSC Chairman Mike Albert said the PSC is "pleased to make this appointment."

"We have great confidence in Ms. Roberts' ability as a litigator and feel she will continue the effective leadership of the Consumer Advocate Division," Albert said in a news release.