WASHINGTON D.C. – The American Tradition Institute (ATI) joined the American Energy Alliance (AEA) and 12 other free market organizations in sending a letter today to the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources which called on committee members to oppose the confirmation of Ron Binz as Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).  Citing “grave concerns” with the nominee, the letter stated, “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.’ Just like in Colorado under Commissioner Binz’s watch, electricity prices will increase if he is confirmed as FERC chairman, which will be a hidden tax on your constituents.”

The other signatories of the letter are:

  • 60 Plus Association
  • American Commitment
  • Americans for Prosperity
  • Caesar Rodney Institute
  • Competitive Enterprise Institute
  • Family Business Defense Council
  • Freedom Action
  • Frontiers of Freedom
  • Independence Institute
  • National Center for Public Policy Research
  • National Taxpayers Union
  • Positive Growth Alliance