State Rep. Jonathan Brostoff
Press Release

“Forward thinking and broadly focused” environmental legislation needed, says Brostoff

Jonathan Brostoff, candidate for Assembly District 19, released a statement in observance of Earth Day:

By - Apr 22nd, 2014 03:22 pm

Today we celebrate Earth Day, an observance that has its roots in Wisconsin. Gaylord Nelson, a Wisconsin Democratic Governor and Senator, founded the first celebration of a national Earth Day on April 22, 1970. It’s important to remember this legacy as we celebrate in 2014.

Now is the time to renew our focus on environmental policies that will ensure Wisconsin’s heritage for future generations.

In Milwaukee, we’ve brought focus to one of our largest assets – Lake Michigan’s fresh water. UW-Milwaukee has developed the School of Freshwater Sciences, the first of its kind in the United States. Milwaukee’s Water Council Global Water Center works to make the city the global center for freshwater research, technology and economic development.

What else can we do? Three things we can continue to focus on are:

  • Creating and nurturing development of green jobs in Milwaukee and throughout the state
  • Working to make our infrastructure and our homes are more energy efficient
  • Maintaining and strengthening our environmental security policies at the local and state level

To help us do this, we need to demand from our legislators environmental security policies that are written to benefit citizens, not corporations. We need to ensure that we push for legislation that is forward thinking and broadly focused, not focused simply on short-term gain for a few.

I believe that the protection of the environment is a key element in securing a healthy and prosperous future for the people of Wisconsin. If elected to the State Assembly, I will work hard to secure our environmental heritage for generations to come.

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