Among the speakers are two fellas known to be on opposite sides of the issue: Matt McGovern of Repower America and Rep. Todd Schlekeway (R-11/Sioux Falls). Rep. Schlekeway signed the misnamed "No Climate Tax Pledge" for the Americans for Prosperity last summer, but he did vote for limiting some local carbon emissions last winter; perhaps he and McGovern can find some common ground after all! Maybe they'll even promote conservation and carpool from Sioux Falls....
Also serving on Wednesday's forum panel:
- Jay Bender, President of Falcon Plastics, Inc., Former Chairman, SD Chamber of Commerce (let's see if he takes the Apple line on the Chamber's climate change denial)
- Doug Sombke, President of South Dakota Farmers Union (get ready for a check on the pro-corporate line)
- Steve Wegman, Executive Director of the SD Wind Energy Association
- Moderator: David J. Law, KXLG Radio News Director