State Senate Confirms Rory Christian as Member of Public Service Commission

Statement from Mary Barber, Director, Regulatory and Legislative Affairs at Environmental Defense Fund

June 11, 2021
Debora Schneider, (212) 616-1377,

The State Senate yesterday confirmed Rory Christian, former Director of New York Clean Energy at Environmental Defense Fund from 2013 to 2019, as Commissioner of the New York State Public Service Commission. As a member of the Commission, Christian will work to regulate the state’s electric, gas, steam, telecommunications, and water utilities.

“Rory Christian is a proven leader that will help guide New York toward a clean, healthy and affordable future. His breadth of experience will serve to meet the state’s climate challenges and achieve the goals of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act to protect families, vulnerable communities and the environment.”

  • Mary Barber, Director, Regulatory and Legislative Affairs

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