Al Lawson has had a strong environmental record throughout his 28 years of service in the Florida Legislature.
As chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, he sponsored Preservation 2000, the predecessor to the Florida Forever program, which has purchased more than 2.5 million acres of environmentally sensitive land over the years. He also served as chairman of the Environmental Preservation and Conservation Committee in the state Senate. He also served on the Energy Action Team which worked to develop a long term climate action plan for the state.
In Congress, Lawson will make conservation and clean water infrastructure investments top priorities. He will also fight to expand clean energy legislation that will reduce fossil fuel consumption and the associated carbon pollution.
Lawson defeated Representative Corrine Brown in the primary election. Brown earned a lifetime score of 87 percent on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard through 2015.
In his own words:
“Permanently funding the Land and Water Conservation Fund and the Water Resources Development Act will be my top budgetary goals for providing environmental protection. I will aggressively support policies to address climate change.”
Source: LCV 2015-2016 Congressional Questionnaire