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- Bob Deans Director of Strategic Engagement Natural Resources Defense Council; @DCdeans
- Myron Ebell Director, Center for Energy and Environment Competitive Enterprise Institute; @myronebell
- Rona Kobell Chesapeake Bay Reporter, Bay Journal; @rkobell
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