By Norris McDonald
I attended the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) budget briefing too. Just an observation: EPA held their meeting in the ornate Rachel Louise Carson Great Hall, which is next to the administrator's office. It is called the Green Room, probably because of the green marble floor tiles. The room also has deep brown wood walls and ceiling and three huge chandeliers. The DOE briefing was in the basement in a small auditorium.