Toast to Clean Air

Air Quality & Climate Change: What now, California?

On Wednesday, March 8, 2017 in Sacramento, Coalition for Clean Air will be hosting one of our great signature events: A Toast to Clearing the Air.

This will be a lively evening of conversations on strengthening California’s climate protection policies.

Mary Nichols, Chair of the California Air Resources Board, who has been at the helm of the agency since 2007, when she was appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger will be speaking. She has been a committed fighter for clean air for her entire career and most recently led the charge, together with then-State Attorney General Kamala Harris to negotiate a $14.5 billion settlement with Volkswagen over the intentionally deceptive practices of the company to manipulate compliance with California emission standards.

We will also be welcoming first-term Assembly member Eduardo Garcia, who was just appointed by Speaker Anthony Rendon as the newest member of the California Air Resources Board . AM Garcia last year teamed up with outgoing Senator Fran Pavley – a longtime clean air advocate herself – to ensure that both SB 32 and AB 197 were passed into law, bringing us one step closer to achieve CCA’s mission: Clean and healthy air for all Californians.

Indeed, at last year’s Toast, Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León who is a strong advocate for protecting public health and making clean transportation accessible to all Californians was the key note speaker and joined us in presenting Senator Pavley with an award for her lifelong record of environmental advocacy.

Other past featured guests included:

  • Speaker John A. Pérez of the California Assembly
  • CalEPA Secretary Linda Adams
  • Assemblywoman Holly Mitchell
  • Assemblyman Das Williams
  • Supervisor John M. Gioia

And dozens more every year….

We are looking forward to another evening of sharing strategies and connecting with leaders, policy makers and advocates who understand the importance of protecting our air and preventing climate change.

Join us!
2017 Toast Clearing the Air

March 8, 2017
5pm – 7 pm

The Sutter Club, 1220 9th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Tickets: $75.
Sponsorships available, please contact Development Director Brian Sheridan at 213-223-6872 or

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Senator Pro Tem Kevin De Leon

Senate President pro Tem Kevin De Léon

CCA President Joe Lyou and Senator Fran Pavley

CCA President Joe Lyou & Senator Fran Pavley

CCA Board Chairman, CCA President Joe Lyou, and CCA Boardmember Betty Chim Lieu

Joe Lyou with CCA Board members Erik Neandross and Betty Chim-Lieu

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