By Emily Pontecorvo
Tyson Slocum, director of the energy program for Public Citizen, a nonprofit consumer advocacy organization, said Casten is one of the few members of Congress who is actively engaged in FERC issues. He applauded the congressman’s public relations effort for the agency, but said he had some concerns about presenting FERC first and foremost as an agency responsible for climate policy.
“I love what Representative Casten is doing,” said Slocum, “but I’d like to see it go bigger. I’d like to see us not just talk about climate change, but talk about energy justice. We’re seeing people getting disconnected from utility service at record amounts for non-payment, because people can’t afford their bills.”