Kristi Diener, California Water for Food & People Movement
Diener is the founder of the California Water for Food & People Movement, an activist group with 28,000 members that has repeatedly been effective in pressuring legislators and agency commissioners to adopt policies that take into account the needs of farms and urban water consumers.

Alex Epstein, Center for Industrial Progress
Epstein is the founder and president of the Center for Industrial Progress, and the author of “The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels” (2014) and “Fossil Future: Why Global Human Flourishing Requires More Oil, Coal, and Natural Gas–Not Less” (2022).

Steven Greenhut, R Street Institute
Greenhut is a Resident Senior Fellow and Western Region Director at the R Street Institute, with a mission to move state and local policy in a free-market direction. He is author of three books, including “Winning the Water Wars: California Can Meet its Water Needs by Promoting Abundance Rather than Managing Scarcity” (2020).

Gene Nelson, Californians for Green Nuclear Power
Nelson is the Senior Legal Researcher with Californians for Green Nuclear Power, an activist group promoting safe, carbon-free nuclear power, and keeping Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant open. He has a Ph.D. in Radiation Biophysics.

Edward Ring, Californians for Water and Energy Abundance
Ring, who co-founded the California Policy Center in 2013, is a policy analyst and activist who advocates for legislation and legislative reforms to promote abundance instead of scarcity. He is the author of “The Abundance Choice – Our Fight for More Water in California” (2022).

Todd Royal, Energy Literacy
Royal is an independent public policy consultant focusing on the geopolitical implications of energy. His scholarly works are on energy, geopolitics, national security, and foreign policy. He is co-author of the newly released book “Clean Energy Exploitations: Helping Citizens Understand the Environmental and Humanity Abuses That Support Clean Energy,” which was nominated for a 2022 Pulitzer Prize.

Ronald Stein, Energy Literacy
Stein, founder of, is an internationally published columnist, energy expert, and author who writes frequently about all aspects of energy and economics and is a Policy Advisor for The Heartland Institute. With Todd Royal, Stein is co-author of the book “Clean Energy Exploitations.”

Don A. Wright, WaterWrights
Wright has been reporting on agricultural irrigation in California for more than 25-years. His readers make the irrigation decisions for more than five million acres of farmland. His work has appeared in Range Magazine and the Los Angeles Times.