INDIANAPOLIS – One of Indiana’s largest environmental groups has tapped a conservative Republican environmentalist to deliver the keynote address at its annual legislative forum.
Meteorologist Paul Douglas accepted the Hoosier Environmental Council’s invitation to speak at its Dec. 1 Greening the Statehouse forum in Indianapolis. Douglas, an evangelical Christian Republican, will discuss the perils of climate change in his keynote speech.
Douglas is a TV meteorologist from Minneapolis who recently founded a new cable weather network called WeatherNation TV.
Republicans won the Indiana’s governor’s office and a GOP supermajority in the Statehouse this month.
Hoosier Environmental Council executive director Jesse Kharbanda told the Indianapolis Star he hopes Douglas’ credentials as a Republican and an evangelical might resonate with a broader audience.