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- Danielle Baussan Managing director of energy policy, Center for American Progress.
- Eric Schaeffer Executive director, Environmental Integrity Project. He served as director of EPA's Office of Civil Enforcement from 1997 to 2002.
- Paul Gilman Senior vice president and chief sustainability officer, Covanta.
- Mark Hammond Executive director, Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County, Florida.
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