Sean Hecht, Executive Director of the Environmental Law Center, Appointed to Panel Overseeing Port of Los Angeles Trust Account

May 23, 2011 -- Sean Hecht, the executive director of UCLA School of Law’s Environmental Law Center, was appointed to the seven-member founding board of the Port Community Mitigation Foundation.  The Port Community Mitigation Foundation will oversee a multi-million-dollar community mitigation trust fund established to mitigate off-port impacts of port operation.  The fund was created as part of an April 2008 settlement that allowed the expansion of the TraPac container terminal at the Port of Los Angeles.