FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Bill Magavern
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
COALITION FOR CLEAN AIR LAUDS GOVERNOR’S APPOINTMENT OF JARED BLUMENFELD AS CALEPA SECRETARY
Governor Gavin Newsom has made his first major environmental appointment, meeting with strong approval from the Coalition for Clean Air (CCA), which has been working to clean up air pollution since the early 1970s. Jared Blumenfeld, former USEPA regional administrator, is already at work as Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA).
“Secretary Blumenfeld has a deep understanding of and passion for environmental issues. He will be the thought leader CalEPA needs,” commented CCA’s President and CEO Joe Lyou. Lyou was interviewed by the new Secretary in December for one of Blumenfeld’s “Podship:Earth” podcasts, covering the impact of goods movement on our air quality.
Blumenfeld takes charge of the six boards, departments and offices within CalEPA. “Secretary Blumenfeld now bears the responsibility for safeguarding our health by protecting the air, water and land that Californians hold dear,” said CCA Policy Director Bill Magavern. “We are fortunate that he will be assisting Governor Newsom in fulfilling his campaign promises, including pledges to ‘Set California on the Fast Track to Zero Diesel Pollution by 2030,” and “Fight for Environmental Justice through Clean Air, Clean Water and Secure Food.”
Coalition for Clean Air is a California non-profit organization that protects public health, improves air quality and prevents climate change.