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UCLA School of Law Experts Issue Blueprint on Environmental Action for Governor Jerry Brown; Available to Discuss


January 13, 2011

ATTENTION EDITORS AND REPORTERS

WHAT:
UCLA School of Law's Evan Frankel Environmental Law and Policy Program and Emmett Center on Climate Change and the Environment have issued a blueprint for Governor Jerry Brown's administration on environmental action, which includes recommendations about what the Governor's top-priority environmental initiatives should be.

According to the report, Governor Brown must first strengthen California's foundation for environmental protection by protecting and restoring funding for important environmental initiatives, improving environmental monitoring and prioritizing the effective enforcement of existing law. The report includes additional recommendations for ensuring climate and energy security and promoting renewable energy opportunities, as well as for protecting and improving California's environmental quality.

The report concludes that Governor Brown has a historic opportunity to craft a strong foundation for environmental protection that can overcome risks to California's environment while fostering economic prosperity.

WHO: The following UCLA School of Law experts are available to discuss the recommendations:

Sean B. Hecht, executive director of the Environmental Law Center and director of the Evan Frankel Environmental Law and Policy Program, whose work includes research and analysis to address environmental law and policy challenges.

Cara Horowitz, Andrew Sabin Family Foundation executive director of the Emmett Center on Climate Change and the Environment, who works on law and policy solutions to climate change and related environmental issues.

M. Rhead Enion, Emmett/Frankel fellow in environmental law and policy, who conducts research on environmental issues, including solutions to the climate change crisis.

CONTACT:Lauri Gavel, 310-206-2611, gavel@law.ucla.edu