California's recently elected Governor, Jerry Brown, has reappointed Mary Nichols as California Air Resources Board (CARB) chairman. Nichols, who served her first stint as CARB chairman back in 1978, was reappointed to her current position back in July 2007 by then-Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Nichols is regarded by some as one of California's first "environmental lawyers." She's credited with precedent-setting cases filed under both the Federal Clean Air Act and California's air quality laws. Nichols was a staff attorney at the Center for Law in the Public Interest, holds a Juris Doctorate degree from Yale Law School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University.

Regarding her reappointment as CARB chairman by Governor Brown, Nichols issued this statement:
I am delighted to join the Brown administration and be reappointed as Chairman of the California Air Resources Board. I look forward to continuing the work of ARB to clean California's air, protect the public's health, and help drive the development of clean and more efficient energy sources and technologies to power our state's economy and generate new, green jobs.
Throughout her career at CARB, Nichols has had a big impact on the auto industry. You can find some of those stories here.

[Source: Air Resources Board]

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