WASHINGTON — Institute for Energy Research President Thomas Pyle issued the following statement after a federal appeals court upheld FERC Order 1000:
“Today’s decision continues an unfortunate trend of our court system rubber stamping policies that expand the size and authority of our federal government. FERC Order 1000 socializes the cost of expanding expensive green energy projects—forcing the American people to foot the bill. This blatant disregard for the interests of American families will lead to higher electricity costs and will impact those who can least afford it.
“The Obama administration, Harry Reid, and the national environmental lobby are the only winners here. As always, their victory comes at the expense of the American people.”