Governor announces key environmental appointments

By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, May 26, 2006 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

On May 19, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed Linda Adams as Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA).  Adams replaces former CalEPA Secretary Alan Lloyd who stepped down on February 28, 2006.
 
Since 2005, Adams has served on the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board.  Prior to joining the board, she served as the chief of staff for the Senate Controller’s Office from 2004 to 2005.  Additionally, Adams has served as the director of the Department of Water Resources as well as with numerous Legislative Committees as a senior consultant from 1979-1995.
 
"I have always said that protecting the environment and strengthening our economy can go hand in hand.  Since I took office, California’s economy has added more than 560,000 new jobs, while at the same time my Administration has initiated a number of landmark environmental reforms," said Governor Schwarzenegger.  "Linda’s more than three decades of serving the people of California and her depth of experience with environmental issues gives me the confidence that this record of success will continue."
 
In other environmental appointments, Governor Schwarzenegger announced on May 23 the appointments of Charles Hoppin and Gary Wolff, Ph.D. to the State Water Resources Control Board.
 
Hoppin brings over 35 years of farming experience and currently farms 700 acres of rice and 2,000 acres of melons, walnuts, wheat and corn.  Since 2005, Hoppin has served on the California State University Agricultural Advisory Committee and as chair of the California Rice Industry Association since 2000.  From 2002-2006, Hoppin was a member of the State Board of Agriculture. 
 
Wolff most recently served as principal economist and engineer for the Pacific Institute for Studies in Environment, Development and Security.  He is also a member of the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board.
 
All three appointments require Senate confirmation. 
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