Sen. Harckham on ConEd’s Approved $1.2 Billion Rate Hike: “This Will Hurt”

New York State Senator Pete Harckham released the following statement in response to the state’s Public Service Commission (PSC) approval of a whopping $1.2 billion rate increase requested by ConEd for its gas and electric customers over the next three years:

“I am truly disappointed that the PSC approved such a large rate hike for ConEd. This will hurt, and hurt hard, seniors and everyday working people, whose salaries are not rising in this economy. We need to hold the line on energy costs—and reconsider these outrageous increases.”

Many of Sen. Harckham’s Westchester constituents are ConEd customers.