National Press Club

Energy, Environment & Public Lands in 2018 and Beyond

Energy, Environment & Public Lands in 2018 and Beyond

March 20, 2018 8:30 AM

Location: First Amendment Lounge

The Wilderness Society is excited to launch a series of events to support the important work journalists are doing on energy, environment, and climate issues.

In this series of five panel discussions, policy, political and journalism experts will discuss how trends within environmental reporting may play out in 2018 and beyond -- and how they relate to public lands. One year into the Trump administration, it’s clear that public lands are at the crux of many of these issues and that's not going to change anytime soon. These events aim to give the information, resources and connections journalists need to continue telling in-depth powerful stories that explore the implications of current and future energy and policy changes.

For our first event, The Wilderness Society is excited to welcome leading experts to discuss major developments and trends that have emerged in the last year and how they can be used to forecast what’s to come next for national energy policy, deregulation, transparency, and accountability.

We are honored to have the following leading and respected experts joining us:
• Valerie Volcovici (moderator) - Reporter, Reuters
• Hon. Byron Dorgan - Former U.S. Senator (D-ND)
• Adam Federman - Reporting Fellow, The Investigative Fund, The Nation Institute
• Lynn Scarlett - Co-Chief External Affairs Officer, The Nature Conservancy, former Bush Administration U.S. Department of Interior senior official
Please join us at the National Press Club at 8:30am for breakfast and networking. The event will begin at roughly 9:00am. After welcoming remarks from The Wilderness Society staff members, including TWS President Jamie Williams, Valerie will moderate a conversation between our expert panelists. We will be reserving significant time for a robust question and answer session, prioritizing questions from reporters.
Additionally, we will be livecasting the event from TWS' Facebook page for those unable to join us in person. Livecast participants will also have the ability to ask questions of our panelists.

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Andrew Silva