Gino DiCaro

Governor makes environmental appointments

By Gino DiCaro, VP, Communications

Capitol Update, Oct. 7, 2005 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

After the State Senate turned down Cindy Tuck's appointment as chair of the State Air Resources Board (ARB), Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger last week appointed her as assistant secretary for policy at the Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA).  

From the Governor's first announcement of her appointment as ARB Chair in July, Tuck faced strong opposition from many environmental groups even though her experience, knowledge and character are impeccable.

In her new position, Ms. Tuck will face many of the same decisions she would have faced as ARB chair as well as other issues covered by Cal/EPA.  Her new position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $123,708.

In other action, Governor Schwarzenegger has named Tam Doduc to chair the State Water Board. He will replace Art Baggett.  Ms. Doduc was appointed to the Board by the Governor in March.   Prior to that, she served as Cal/EPA Deputy Secretary for Environmental Quality.  Baggett, an appointee of former Governor Gray Davis, will remain a member of the Board with his term expiring in January 2007.

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