Urge Governor Newsom to appoint an Environmental Justice Leader as the new head of the CA Air Resources Board!
Sign the petition below to urge Governor Gavin Newsom to give California’s most important climate agency the leadership we need.
Dear Governor Newsom,
As fossil-fueled fires and the COVID-19 pandemic ravage California, it is critical that our state regulatory agencies champion bold climate justice solutions that will protect our most vulnerable communities from toxic air pollution and mitigate the climate crisis.
As you consider who to name as the new Chair of the California Air Resources Board (CARB), we urge you to appoint an Environmental Justice leader who understands the experiences of communities overburdened with air pollution and climate impacts.
We’re looking to you to nominate a proven leader respected by the environmental justice community. An excellent possibility is Veronica Eady, a former CARB member. Ms. Eady is currently the Deputy Executive Officer for the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) and also serves on the Board of Directors for Mothers Out Front.
Another excellent choice is Adrian Martinez, Staff Attorney with Earthjustice. Mr. Martinez is an expert on clean air, clean energy and environmental justice issues, and served as a smog and environmental justice attorney with NRDC.
Can we count on you to appoint a true Environmental Justice leader, such as Ms. Eady or Mr. Martinez?
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