Conservation Clinic Students Work With Graham on Water Bill
Bob Graham Conservation Clinic student Kim Koleos (pictured left) goes over the clinic’s draft Water Resources Restoration Act bill with former U.S. Senator Bob Graham (pictured right) at a recent meeting of the Everglades Coalition on Captiva Island in South Florida. Koleos and recent UF Law graduate Ashley Murphy have been working with Graham to develop a policy justification and bill draft that would remove water restoration projects like the Everglades from the Federal Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), which also funds controversial navigation and flood control projects. Graham announced the initiative during his keynote address at the annual meeting of the Everglades Coalition in early January. Center for Governmental Responsibility water law expert Richard Hamann has been advising the clinic on the project.