THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (New York, New York) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release September 21, 1999
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES STEVE OWENS TO THE JOINT PUBLIC ADVISORY
COMMITTEE OF THE COMMISSION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL COOPERATION
The President today announced his intent to appoint Steve Owens to serve as Member of the Joint Public Advisory Committee of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation.
Mr. Steve Owens of Scottsdale, Arizona has been an attorney practicing environmental and regulatory law in Arizona since 1988. Before beginning his law practice, Mr. Owens worked for Senator Al Gore in several capacities: from 1987 to 1988, as State Director in Tennessee; from 1985 to 1986, as Chief Counsel; and from 1982 to 1984, as Counsel on the House Committee on Science and Technology. From 1981 to 1982, Mr. Owens was a law clerk to The Honorable Thomas A. Wiseman, Jr., U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee. In 1996 and 1998, Mr. Owens was also the Democratic Nominee for Congress, Arizona District 6. From 1993 to 1996, Mr. Owens served on the Executive Council, Arizona State Bar Section on Environmental and Natural Resources Law; from 1993 to 1995, Mr. Owens was Chairman of the Environmental Quality Commission; and from 1990 to 1996, Mr. Owens served on the Advisory Council for the Commission on the Arizona Environment.
Mr. Owens received his B.A. with honors from Brown University and his J.D. from Vanderbilt University, where he was editor-in-chief of the Vanderbilt Law Review.
The Joint Public Advisory Committee of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation is a trilateral body that provides information and advice to the Council of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation on any matters within the scope of the North American agreement on Environmental Cooperation between the United States, Canada, and Mexico.