Charleston, W.Va. (AP) -- The West Virginia Public Service Commission is making it easier for the public to monitor utility rate cases and others that it handles.
Starting Thursday, the PSC says it will offer live webcasts of hearings. PSC spokeswoman Sarah Robertson says the first hearing to appear online involves a Mountaineer Gas rate case scheduled to begin Thursday.
PSC Chairman Michael Albert says the webcasts will make hearings more accessible.
Albert says the technology also can be used to provide online training instead of renting sites around the state.
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