Toward the end of last week, I attended the Netroots Nation conference in Minneapolis, Minn. In addition to reconnecting with old friends, matching several new faces to Twitter feeds, and indulging a degree of intemperance inappropriate for a man of my advancing years, I joined a panel.
It was called “Progressives vs. Polluters: Standing up for the EPA,” and it included Miles Grant of NWF, Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins of Green for All, and Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.). I like to think it was more interesting than any panel devoted to a government agency had a right to be. There was a shared sense of the importance of EPA rules but distinct perspectives on reward and punishment, the inside game vs. the outside game, and other politically tinged topics.
It was taped, so you can watch it here if you’re into that sort of thing.