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- David Conover counsel, National Commission on Energy Policy; formerly at the Department of Energy as director of the agency's climate change technology program and as principal deputy assistant secretary for policy and international affairs; former staff director and chief counsel of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee
- Andrew Revkin covers the environment for "The New York Times" and writes the paper's "Dot Earth" blog; author, "The North Pole Was Here: Puzzles and Perils at the Top of the World"
- Cathy Zoi CEO of the Alliance for Climate Protection, a group founded by Al Gore to campaign for action on climate change.
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