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.

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It was taped, so you can watch it here if you’re into that sort of thing.

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