Jul 3, 2017
Guest WeatherBrain number one is Josh Saks, Legislative Director, National Wildlife Federation, a member of SmarterSafer. Josh serves as National Wildlife Federation’s Legislative Director, helping set strategy and coordinate outreach to Members of Congress on key campaign priorities, including clean water and wetlands issues, energy policy, federal appropriations for wildlife conservation and protection of public lands in Alaska and the Rocky Mountain West. Guest WeatherBrain number two is Steve Ellis, Vice President, Taxpayers for Common Sense (TCS), a member of SmarterSafer. Steve joined TCS in 1999 and serves as Vice President, overseeing programs and serving as a leading media and legislative spokesperson. A persistent critic of the mounting budget deficit and federal fiscal policy, Steve has testified before numerous Congressional Committees and has appeared on national network news programs, including programs on CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox, CNN, MSNBC, PBS, and NPR. His expertise ranges from earmarks to flood insurance and a lot of spending issues in between. Guest panelist tonight is a regular contributor to the show and a familiar face. She is a UCAR Project Scientist and Policy Advisor at NOAA. Kim Klockow, welcome back to WeatherBrains!