Gov. Brown makes an appointment to Ocean Protection Council

           California Gov. Jerry Brown appointed Jordan Diamond, 37, to the state’s Ocean Protection Council.

The executive director at the Center for Law, Energy and the Environment (CLEE) and co-director at the Law of the Sea Institute previously worked at the Environmental Law Institute (where she held positions of ocean program co-director, staff attorney and law fellow). Both CLEE and the Law of the Sea Institute are affiliated with U.C. Berkeley.

Her time at the Environmental Law Institute focused on “concentrated on strengthening ocean and coastal governance at local and regional levels, including improving and integrating Gulf of Mexico coastal conservation and restoration, supporting the role of Alaska Natives and other indigenous peoples in Arctic marine governance, and analyzing offshore energy management and enforcement systems.”

Diamond earned her law degree from U.C. Berkeley’s Boalt School of Law; she received her bachelor’s degree in Earth and Environmental Sciences from Wesleyan University.

Brown announced Diamond’s appointment on June 28.

The Ocean Protection Council was created in 2004 pursuant to the California Ocean Protection Act and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s signature.

Diamond, who hails from Oakland, will earn a per diem rate of $100 for her public service. She does not need to go through a Senate confirmation.


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