What Would You Ask California Air Resources Board Chair Mary Nichols?
Update March 23: Here’s the segment from This Week in Northern California in which Craig Miller asked the questions.
Update March 18: The questions Craig Miller asked Mary Nichols:
- A lot of people remain convinced that AB 32 implementation will be a drag on California’s recovery. How do you respond to that?
- How many times have you taken alternative transit to work in the past year?
As chair of the California Air Resources Board under both Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jerry Brown, Nichols has presided over the nation’s most ambitious assault on the greenhouse gases that cause climate change. She’s charged with implementation of the state’s 2006 Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32), which has survived well-funded attacks from industry and is now fending off a lawsuit from environmentalists. She’s also partially responsible for enforcing CA’s goal of 33% renewable energy by 2020, and with finding ways to get Californians out of their cars and onto alternative transit.