Changes at Cal/EPA

By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, June 29, 2007

Two key decision-making positions are open within California's Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA).

Dan Skopec, Cal/EPA Undersecretary, has resigned, leaving the agency to hang out his own shingle here in Sacramento.  

The Chairman of the California Air Resources Board (ARB), Bob Sawyer, has also resigned.  We have heard that it was over a disagreement with Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.  The Sacramento Bee states that the dispute was over the ARB's decision to delay a smog reduction plan for the San Joaquin Valley.

CMTA will be offering recommendations for these two positions.  If you have thoughts or candidates, please contact CMTA's Environmental Policy Director, Mike Rogge, at

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