People's Counsel in D.C. Not Re-Nominated For Post | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Filed Under:

People's Counsel in D.C. Not Re-Nominated For Post

Play associated audio

There will be a new People's Counsel in the District. WAMU has learned the official advocate for utility consumers will not be re-nominated by Mayor Adrian Fenty. Since 1991, Elizabeth Noel has served as the People's Counsel. For six straight terms, she was appointed to represent District residents in disputes with utility companies, push for lower rates, and help educate consumers about energy efficiency.

The Office of the People's Counsel is an independent agency of the D.C. Government. The office also represents D.C. consumers before federal regulatory agencies.

The Mayor's office has not said who they want to replace Noel or why she wasn't re-nominated.

Patrick Madden reports...

NPR

Ruth Rendell Dies, Pioneered The Psychological Thriller

The British mystery writer was known for her Inspector Wexford series and in her later years became active in Labour Party politics. NPR's Petra Mayer has this remembrance.
NPR

'Bourbon Empire' Reveals The Smoke And Mirrors Of American Whiskey

A new book suggests that tall tales on craft bourbon labels are the rule rather than the exception. They're just one example of a slew of "carefully cultivated myths" created by the bourbon industry.
NPR

The Republican Presidential Field Just Got More Diverse. So What?

Two more candidates got in on the Republican side Monday, including Ben Carson, who is black, and Carly Fiorina. It's the most diverse GOP field anyone can remember. But will it make a difference?
NPR

People's Republic Of Uber: Driving For Connections In China

Uber is becoming more popular in China, but many drivers say they don't do it for the money. They say they like the human connection and the freedom.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.