Thank you to everyone who joined us for the
California Air Quality Awards
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra
Vic La Rosa & Total Transportation Services, Inc. (TTSI)
On May 31, 2019, at the California Air Quality Awards luncheon, leaders from government, business and citizen advocacy again shared the stage to receive our thanks before an enthusiastic audience of hundreds of their peers.
For the 28th year, the Coalition for Clean Air presented our highest honors to California’s clean air champions. Each year at this signature gala event we salute the individuals, organizations, and companies who are making outstanding contributions to California’s clean air future.
Now is an important time to highlight businesses pushing the way forward for clean air technologies and the investments needed to get us there. That’s why we are proud to honor Victor La Rosa of Total Transportation Services, Inc., with the Clean Air Leadership Award. Vic has invested heavily in the testing, development, and use of zero-emission trucks (both hydrogen and electric) and has a stated goal of converting his entire local fleet of 200 trucks to either zero or near-zero emission by 2020.
Awardee United Airlines has led the way in converting to electrified cargo handling equipment and in renewable jet fuel and received our Corporate Stewardship Award.
In addition, the important role of California’s leadership can’t be understated, which is why we are honored California Attorney General Xavier Becerra with a Leadership in Government Award for defending California’s clean air authority and establishing the Bureau of Environmental Justice at the California Department of Justice. The Award was accepted by Environmental Advisor Arsenio Mataka, on behalf of Mr. Becerra who was kept in Sacramento by last minute urgent business.
We had a full house, being joined by speakers such as Congresswoman Judy Chu and CCA board member Ed Begley Jr. Congressman Ted Lieu welcomed our guests to the program and together with Torrance School Board Member Betty Lieu donated a dinner for four with the Lieu family to be raffled off. Congrats to the lucky winner, Joanne Hadley (not in attendance).
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