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- John Hanger Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.
- Mike Soraghan reporter for E&E Publishing, which publishes Greenwire and Energy & Environment Daily.
- Josh Fox director of the HBO documentary "Gasland."
- C. Boyden Gray founding member of the Energy Future Coalition, former White House counsel to Pres. George H.W. Bush, U.S. Ambassador to the EU and special envoy for Eurasian energy diplomacy.
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