January 14, 2011 -- Sean Hecht, the executive director of UCLA Law's Environmental Law Center, discusses a report released by UCLA Law with recommendations for Governor Jerry Brown on environmental priorities. His comments appear in a Los Angeles Times "Greenspace" article on the report.
"The budget situation creates risk that many important programs will be cut," said Sean B. Hecht, executive director of UCLA's Environmental Law Center. "Some interest groups are trying incorrectly to frame environmental protection, clean energy and climate protection as detrimental to the economy." He noted that voters in November approved Proposition 26, a measure requiring two-thirds approval of governing bodies for environmental and other fees on industry.
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