Environment California Staff
Dan Jacobson directs policy development, research, and legislative advocacy for Environment California. Based in Sacramento, he leads the organization's policy agenda and advocates before the state Legislature and Congress. He has been with the organization for 24 years.
In 2012, Dan was named by Sacramento insiders as one of the most effective lobbyists in the Capitol. Capitol Weekly said, "Legislative Director Dan Jacobson and his crew at Environment California are punching above their weight."
Dan led efforts to pass the California Clean Energy Act, the strongest renewable energy law in the country. By working to ban PBDE’s in 2003 and phthalates in 2006, he led the campaign to get the state Legislature and the Governor’s office to adopt the Green Chemistry Initiative.
Dan has authored several reports, including “Three Strikes and You Profit: A Study of Clean Water Enforcement in California,” and has testified before the state Legislature on preservation and clean air issues.
He has appeared on The O’Reilly Factor on the Fox News Channel, and has been featured in The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, and The Sacramento Bee.