Skip to comments.Schwarzenegger appoints 10 air quality board members
Posted on 08/12/2004 7:13:56 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Thursday appointed 10 members to the California Air Resources Board, while keeping current Chairman Alan Lloyd in that position. The board has battled with the federal government over California's nation-leading auto emission and air pollution regulations, most recently over whether the state can enact limits on greenhouse gas-creating chemicals.
Lloyd has been a member and chair since he was appointed by former Democratic Gov. Gray Davis in 1999. Lloyd, 62, a Democrat from Sacramento, is paid $123,708 as the board's only full time member.
The Republican governor kept four other previous appointees: Dorene D'Adamo, 44, of Turlock; Mark DeSaulnier, 52, of Concord; Barbara Patrick, 57, of Bakersfield; and Barbara Riordan, 62, of Redlands.
The other half of the appointees are new.
They include Republican Sandra Berg, 51, of Long Beach, president and CEO of Ellis Paint Co. and Pacific Resources Recovery Services; Democrat Dr. Henry Gong, 57, of Los Angeles, chief of the Environmental Health Service and medical director of Respiratory Care Services at Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center; Democrat Lydia Kennard, 50, Altadena, a former airport executive; and Democrat Patricia Pineda, 52, of Lafayette, an executive at New United Motor Manufacturing; and Democrat Ron Loveridge, 65, the mayor of Riverside since 1994.
All require Senate confirmation.
Schwarzenegger temporarily left in place the 11th and final member of the board. San Diego County Supervisor Ron Roberts will have to be replaced if he wins his bid to become San Diego mayor.
On the Net:
California Air Resources Board: http://www.arb.ca.gov
Should I even bother to say something ?
I don't look at it that way. I look at it this way: one member from an industry that is heavily regulated as an air emission source (a paint company); one member who is a health care professional who specializes in respiratory diseases and who brings a level of competence to the ARB on the health effects of air pollutants; one member who is an executive of another "stationary source" of air pollution (an airport); one member who is an executive from the industry that produces the greatest amount of air pollution in California (the auto industry); and one member who is a local government official who has served on the board of the air quality management district with the worst air quality in the nation (the South Coast District).
These appointments seem balanced, relevant, and thoughtful.
I'm sure they all want to find some middle ground between poisoning the population and allowing healthy economic growth. They won't be inclined to follow any of the hair brained schemes cooked up by the enviro/Marxists.
OK,that makes sense,
Dang, you guys are too easy on this thread. Couldn't you hold out a little longer. Heh heh heh...
Mention the CARB and I go balistic, so you guys have cooler heads on this one than I do.
How can that be? The headline reads "quality" board members! : )
BTW, the chair of the ARB, Alan Lloyd, although he's a Dem, is one of the foremost experts in the nation on the science associated with air pollution. The thing which has plagued environmental policy in California has been the influence of the wackos who truck in their junk science. The reappointment of Alan Lloyd is a victory for real science over junk science.
I'm kind of hoping that it's all academic anyway:
"...Nearly three-fourths of the states voters say they favor a new California Performance Review plan to eliminate unnecessary state bureaucracy and possibly save up to $32 billion across five years, according to a California Field Poll released Wednesday.
"Seventy-four percent of voters favor consolidating numerous state departments into smaller ones and 61 percent approve of eliminating 118 boards and commissions, says the survey released a week after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger received the panels recommendations."
"They really like the whole concept. They really like the mission," said Field Poll Director Mark DiCamillo. "Theres very little partisan difference. Democrats and Republicans and nonpartisans are on board..."
Does that mean he supports preserving carbon dioxide emmissions for the sake of the trees?
It means he will develop an emissions control strategy that will be science-based, not emotions-based.
That's what they say now, but you just wait until their pet programs are on the chopping block. I hope you're right, but it's my guess that we'll hear a lot of squealing when it comes time to implement.
I'm afraid I agree. The solutions to California's problems may be found in the voting booth but too many citizens stay home when there is no movie star to vote for. Those who do vote, often do so with a short memory, casting votes based on perceptions and feelings rather than on a reasoned quest for responsible government.