It’s Earth Day, a day when many in this country pause to reflect on the state of our environment, when people clean up parks, students learn about ecology, and politicians seize the spotlight to declare their commitment to the future of the planet. And that includes Republicans in Congress. Debbie Sease is Legislative Director for the Sierra Club. She’s been a conservation professional in Washington since 1978, working with the Sierra Club for 15 years on a variety of wilderness and park protection measures, including the California Desert Protection Act in 1994. She is currently also on the board of directors of the League of Conservation Voters.
Jeffrey St. Clair, editor of the Wild Forest Review and co-author of a weekly syndicated column with Alexander Cockburn called "Nature and Politics." He’s also the co-author of an article entitled "Slime Green" in the May edition of the Progressive. Tentatively scheduled Kieran Suckling, Southwest Center for Biological Diversity, member of an endangered species coalition which recently ousted the Environmental Defense Fund for secretly negotiating a compromise bill with Congressman Jim Saxton (R-NJ) and a group of timber companies, real estate develops, water developers and western governors.