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Conservatives Urge Senators to Reject Obama's Energy Nominee

By    |   Monday, 16 Sep 2013 03:14 PM

A coalition of conservative groups is pushing senators to vote against Ronald Binz, President Barack Obama’s selection to head the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC.

Binz's policies will push power prices higher, the 13 groups say.

They wrote a letter to the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Monday to make their case. The coalition includes Americans for Prosperity and the American Energy Alliance.

"We are very concerned that Commissioner Binz would not be constrained by Congressional-mandated boundaries, but would act to carry out President Obama’s plan to make electricity prices 'necessarily skyrocket,'" the letter said.

"Commissioner Binz apparently believes that regulators should not merely execute the laws, but should usurp the role of the legislative branch and legislate. He has said the 'problem with current regulation is the regulatory process' and therefore 'regulation must become a more legislative (as opposed to judicial) process.' This view is antithetical to the boundaries Congress has set for FERC."

Binz is set to appear before the Senate Energy Committee Tuesday, The New York Times reports.



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