Release 08-39
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 9, 2008

    Stanley Young
(916) 956-9409
www.arb.ca.gov

 

California Air Resources Board (CARB) Chairman Available for Interviews
in Washington, D.C. May 12 and 13

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Mary Nichols, Chairman of the California Air Resources Board, will be a member of the keynote panel at the Society of Automotive Engineers conference.

WHO: Mary Nichols, Chairman, CARB

WHEN: 9:15 a.m., Monday, May 12

WHERE: L'Enfant Plaza Hotel, 480 L'Enfant Plaza, SW

Ms. Nichols will be available for media questions following the panel (11:30 a.m.).

The subject of the panel on Monday morning is: “The New Reality - CAFE and CO2 Reduction - What Does the Future Hold?” Ms. Nichols will be making the case that California’s clean car laws (the Pavley regulations) are more effective at reducing greenhouse gas emissions than federal fuel economy standards, and that automakers and the federal government should cease their strategy of opposition and allow California and 13 other states to enforce and establish more stringent greenhouse gas emission standards for cars than the existing federal standards.

Also on the panel:

• Red Cavaney, President and CEO, American Petroleum Institute

• Margo Oge, Director, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, USEPA

• David McCurdy, President and CEO, Alliance of Auto Manufacturers

• Ron Medford, Sr. Associate Administrator, NHTSA

To arrange interviews with Ms. Nichols in D.C. on May 12 and 13, please contact Stanley Young, syoung@arb.ca.gov 916-956-9409.

To arrange for press access to the conference, contact Karen Tardich, Corporate Communications Coordinator, ktardich@sae.org 248-273-4092.

 

 

The Air Resources Board is a department of the California Environmental Protection Agency. ARB's mission is to promote and protect public health, welfare, and ecological resources through effective reduction of air pollutants while recognizing and considering effects on the economy. The ARB oversees all air pollution control efforts in California to attain and maintain health based air quality standards.

The energy challenge facing California is real. Every Californian needs to take immediate action to reduce energy consumption. For a list of simple ways you can reduce demand and cut your energy cost, see our web site at http://www.arb.ca.gov


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