Thursday, April 22, 2021
12:00 pm-1:00 pm CT

This Earth Day, media headlines will fixate on minuscule, insignificant changes in air pollution and overblown fears of apocalyptic climate change. But there’s good news: our state and nation are leading the world in environmental quality — thanks in large part to our affordable, reliable energy resources. Our panelists will discuss the role of fossil fuels in fighting poverty, spreading prosperity, AND protecting our environment here and around the world.


  • Katie Tahuahua (Moderator) – Communications Manager, Life:Powered, Texas Public Policy Foundation
  • Mandy Gunasekara (Panelist) – Former Chief of Staff, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Audrey Barrios (Panelist) – Manager of External Affairs, Liberty Oilfield Services
  • Vanessa Mendoza (Panelist) – CEO and Co-Founder, Kite and Key Media