As a three-term member of the California State Assembly, Julia Brownley has been a champion of environmental protection in California. An active member of the assembly’s Natural Resources Committee, she sponsored legislation for clean water projects, e-waste recycling, and standards for cleaning up toxic and radioactive water from the Santa Susana Field Laboratory. Brownley has also championed legislation to eliminate the use of single-use carryout bags that maim and kill wildlife when improperly disposed of and cost California taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars annually to clean up.
Brownley has won numerous awards for her work to protect the environment and for her leadership in the community. She received a lifetime score of 99% on the California League of Conservation Voters California Environmental Scorecard. She has pledged to oppose special interests that threaten clean air and water and to promote renewable energy, energy efficiency, and green jobs.
Brownley joins the U.S. House to fill the seat of retiring Representative Elton Gallegly who has a lifetime score of 12% on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard through 2011.
In her own words:
"Protecting and preserving the environment for future generations is essential and requires careful stewardship of our precious natural resources. Environmental protection is also key to growing our vibrant 21st century economy… I will continue to fight for the protection of our coastlines and open spaces, as well as a healthy environment for our community and our country."
Source: Julia Brownley Campaign Website