The Huffington Post
The Great Coal Debate: How Lobbyists Pollute Our Politics
Bruce Nilles, Sierra Club's Beyond Coal "consigliere' is passionate about saving our planet and saving our democracy. More resembling a graduate student than an experienced advocate; he exudes the calm intensity of a tired parent dealing with a stubborn child. Not only does he want to rid the planet of coal pollution; he wants to end this culture of "polluting politics.' Condemning the corporate practice of hiring recent legislators as lobbyists; he decries the ""army of lobbyists that are subverting our democracy."
(The Great Coal Debate, Washington University, 04/27/10)