Gov. Chris Sununu’s adamant support of the fossil fuel industry may have cost the ratepayers of New Hampshire what could amount to economic ruin.

Several years ago I intervened in a least cost law suit against Liberty Gas that has been drawn out and delayed by the Sununu appointed Public Utilities Commission. I have been arguing that the price and supply of gas is too volatile and subject to world events like wars and environmental concerns. But, the governor continues to stick by his campaign contributors – the fossil fuel industry.

State laws and regulations have been an impediment to fair competition by renewable fuel companies and must be changed immediately. And, since this all was avoidable by the PUC, they must deny this outrageous doubling of electric rates and allow the utilities that let it happen to go bankrupt if necessary.