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Saturday, May 4 • 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Bridging the Partisan Divide Through Environmental Policy

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Since the Green New Deal was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this year, support for the ambitious legislation has fallen along party lines, serving as a kind of litmus test for largely urban Democrats and a punching bag for mostly rural Republicans. Is it possible, then, for the country to come together on environmental policy? Hilary Franz, a Democrat and head of the Washington state DNR, will entertain the possibility with former Republican Representative and founder of RepublicEn, Bob Inglis.

Moderators
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John Carlson

Crosscut writer, KVI Radio host
Popular Crosscut columnist John Carlson is a veteran news commentator, and has hosted “The Commute with Carlson” on 570 KVI radio since the early 1990’s.  He was a co-founder and former president of the Washington Policy Center, one of the northwest’s most respected policy... Read More →

Speakers
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Bill Bryant

Chairman, BCI
Bill Bryant is founder and chairman of Bryant Christie Inc., a firm that provides market access, regulatory compliance and technical trade services to food, agriculture and beverage exporters.  Since founding the firm in 1992, Bryant has been appointed under both Republican and Democratic... Read More →
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Hilary Franz

Commissioner of Public Lands, Washington State Department of Natural Resources
Elected in 2016, Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz protects and manages nearly six million acres of public lands in Washington State – from coastal waters and aquatic reserves, to working forests and farms, to commercial developments and recreation areas. Commissioner Franz... Read More →
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Bob Inglis

Founder, Former South Carolina Congressman, republicEn.org
Bob Inglis is the Executive Director of republicEn.org. He was elected to the U.S. Congress in 1992, having never run for office before. He represented Greenville-Spartanburg, South Carolina, from 1993-1998, unsuccessfully challenged U.S. Senator Fritz Hollings in 1998, and then returned... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
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