Governor Scott Appoints New Public Service Board Chair
Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott today announced the appointment of Anthony Roisman, Esq. as the next chair of the Public Service Board, the quasi-judicial regulatory board that oversees the siting of energy infrastructure, as well as public utility rates and service quality. Roisman will assume the chair position on June 12and replaces Jim Volz, who was first appointed by Governor Jim Douglas in 2005 and reappointed by Governor Peter Shumlin in 2011.
Roisman is an attorney in private practice. He consults with attorneys on environmental litigation, public participation before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and state regulatory agencies, and on the admissibility of expert testimony in complex litigation.
“Tony has been involved in administrative and legal proceedings involving energy facilities and energy issues for more than five decades, and I believe his experience will serve Vermont well as we navigate the transition to a cleaner and more affordable energy future that supports stronger economic growth and lower costs for families and employers,” said Gov. Scott.
Roisman said he is pleased to accept the appointment and looks forward to getting started.
“I am honored that Governor Scott has appointed me to this important role and look forward to helping the Board fulfill its obligations to the people of our state,” Roisman said.
In addition to his experience with energy, Roisman has extensive experience litigating claims for injury from exposure to toxic substances. He has also served as Senior Staff Attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council (1977-1979), Chief of the Hazardous Waste Section and Special Litigator for Hazardous Waste in the Lands and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (1979-1982), and Executive Director of Trial Lawyers for Public Justice (1982-1987).
Roisman has been an Adjunct Professor and Research Fellow in Environmental Studies at Dartmouth College and lectures frequently with the American Law Institute and others on expert witness admissibility and environmental law. He is a 1960 graduate of Dartmouth College and 1963 graduate of Harvard Law School. He resides in Weathersfield.