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Monday, November 18, 2013

November Lunch Program Mary Nichols Talks Transportation!

11:30 AM - 01:00 PM Pacific Standard Time



Speaker: Mary Nichols, Chairman of the California Air Resources Board (ARB)

To attend, register here by Thursday, November 14

Contact Meggie Elledge, meggiee@quincyeng.com, if you encounter any problems with registering.

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We are pleased to be welcoming Mary Nichols, Chairman of the California Air Resources Board (ARB), as our program speaker on Monday, November 18, 2013. Assembly Bill 32 (AB 32) charged the ARB with developing the Scoping Plan for how California would reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 1990 levels by 2020. This plan features a number of strategies aimed at curbing GHG emissions from the transportation sector, including requiring more efficient vehicles and low-carbon fuels. The ARB's work to combat climate change, in conjunction with its efforts to reduce air pollution, has played a significant role in creating a more sustainable transportation system in our state. Ms. Nichols will share her vision for where we are and where we need to go to have a transportation system that at once protects public health and supports a robust economy. Ms. Nichols will also update us on the Cap-and-Trade program and discuss the opportunities that exist to make transportation investments using auction proceeds.

About our Speaker:

Mary D. Nichols, J.D., was reappointed Chairman of the California Air Resources Board by Governor Jerry Brown in January 2011, a post she previously held under Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger from 2007 to 2010 and under Governor Brown (during his first tenure) from 1979 to 1983. At ARB she is responsible for implementing California's landmark greenhouse gas emissions legislation as well as setting air pollution standards for motor vehicles, fuels and consumer products.

After graduating from Cornell University and Yale Law School, Ms. Nichols practiced environmental law in Los Angeles, bringing cases on behalf of environmental and public health organizations to enforce state and federal clean air legislation. President Clinton appointed her to head the Office of Air and Radiation at U.S. EPA, where she was responsible for, among many other regulatory breakthroughs, the acid rain trading program and setting the first air quality standard for fine particles.

She also served as California's Secretary for Natural Resources from 1999 to 2003. Prior to her return to the ARB, Ms. Nichols was Professor of Law and Director of the Institute of the Environment at UCLA.

WTS-SACRAMENTO PROGRAM FORMAT:
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Registration/Mingling/Lunch Served
12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Speaker Presentation
12:45 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Q & A


COST: Free for WTS Members, $15 for Non-Members.

Payment due by cash, check, or credit card at the door. There is a $0.50 surcharge for every $15 credit card transaction.

Note: All no-shows will be charged $15.

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