BROWARD COUNTY COMMISSIONER SUPPORTS CLEAN WATER ACT
Broward County Commissioner Kristin Jacobs, a leading environmental advocate in South Florida, is aggressively encouraging the passage of “America’s Commitment to Clean Water Act” being introduced by U.S. Representative James Oberstar (D-Minn.)
On Wednesday, April 21st, Commissioner Jacobs will join Representative Oberstar for a news conference at 11:00 a.m. in Room 2167 at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, DC.
Mr. Oberstar is introducing the legislation that he says will reaffirm the ability of the Clean Water Act to protect the nation’s waters, including wetlands.
“This legislation will strengthen and better define environmental regulations that protect our water quality and water resources,” said Commissioner Jacobs. “Water is the most precious resource we have and the Clean Water Act that is currently in place, as interpreted by the U.S. Supreme Court, is narrow, confusing and not uniformly followed throughout the United States.”
Commissioner Jacobs has served as a Broward County Commissioner for twelve years and is a featured speaker on water and environmental issues throughout the state and the nation.
Last year, Commissioner Jacobs testified before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure regarding the critical importance of the passage of the Clean Water Restoration Act of 2007.
Commissioner Jacobs is vice-chair of the Broward County Water Management Task Force and Chair of the Broward County Climate Change Task Force. She has implemented innovative and award-winning water conservation programs such as NatureScape Broward; Know the Flow, and Water Matters. Each program promotes environmentally sustainable landscaping and water resource conservation. She is a member of the South Florida Water Management District’s Water Resource Advisory Commission as well as a member of the National Association of Counties’ Energy, Environment, and Land Use Committee.
For more information on Commissioner Kristin Jacobs please visit her website at www.broward.org/jacobs.
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