FERC had previously stayed on the outside when it came to climate change policy but now it appears they are ready to get fully involved. FERC Chairman Kelliher believes they need to voice their opinion when it comes to climate change policy. He said that FERC will consult with policymakers as the legislation continues its way through Congress. Due to the potential increase in energy costs that could come with climate change legislation, Kelliher thinks FERC needs to stay on top of the climate change debate and voice their concerns over certain policy issues. He said, "We have a duty to make sure that as the country is looking to address climate change we actually do have a balance between energy and environmental policy."