— Contacts:  dirwin@aarp.org, Erik Kriss 518-447-6723 ekriss@aarp.org Utilities Charge Customers $10M/Yr. to Push Regulators for Some of Highest Rates in Nation; Consumers Lack Seat at Table, AARP Says Watchdog Needed NEW YORK, New York – New Yorkers pay the highest average residential electric rates in the continental United States, and when it comes utility companies pressing for even higher rates, the cards are always stacked against consumers.  A new AARP report released today details just how unfair the equation is, showing …