I am Bob Inglis, former South Carolina Congressman and founder of republicEn.org. I'm a conservative for action on climate change. Ask me anything!
Bio: Hi, I'm Bob Inglis and I'm an recovering politician and founder of republicEn.org -- the home for conservatives who want to see America rise to the challenge of solving climate change. For 12 years, I was blessed with the honor of representing the upstate of South Carolina in the United States Congress (R-SC4, 1993-1999, 2005-2011). I spent the first six years thinking climate change was Al Gore's imagination and the second six years trying to find and achieve free-enterprise solutions. I introduced the best pro-growth, small-government idea that I could find: a revenue-neutral, payroll-tax-slashing carbon tax. In the reddest district in the reddest state in America, that was a bit against the grain, and my constituents gave me the boot in the Republican primary in the dark days of the Great Recession.
I decided to dedicate myself to the growing movement for conservative leadership on climate. Polling is clear that most conservatives want climate action, just not big-government regulatory action. I meet these passionate conservatives as I travel the country for the republicEn community. Climate hoaxers have manufactured a misconception that conservatives don't care about climate. At republicEn we're on a mission to correct that misconception and to grow conservative grassroots around free enterprise solutions to climate change. We want to light up the world with more energy, more mobility and more freedom. We're energy optimists and climate realists. Join us for this chat. And stand with us at republicEn.org.
EDIT: I'm signing off. Thank you for asking great questions!