John HangerFormer Secretary and Special Counsel, PA Department of Environmental Protectio
John Hanger supports Eckert Seamans’ practices in the areas of energy, utility and environment, concentrating in alternative energy, clean transportation infrastructure, energy efficiency, competitive energy markets and smartgrid. Prior to entering private practice, he served as the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for over two years under former Governor Edward G. Rendell. John is also a former Commissioner of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, making him one of the few leaders with major policy making authority in both utility and energy as well as environmental agencies.
John is a nationally recognized expert on environment, energy, gas drilling and green economy issues who has unique experience in government and in the private sector. He is one of a two Pennsylvanians who have served both as a Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection and as a Commissioner of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission.