Bob Inglis feels that he was ushered out of the Tea Party for acknowledging the reality of climate disruption. As a former U.S. Representative for South Carolina, Inglis wasn't bound by party lines, for instance voting for a cap-and-trade alternative. After his term ended, Inglis went on to found the Energy and Enterprise Initiative, a pragmatic voice for free-market energy and climate solutions. Under his leadership, the organization promotes energy optimism and climate realism with a strong community focus.
Inglis earned his B.A. from Duke University in 1981 and his J.D. from University of Virginia, Charlottesville, in 1984.