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Biography

Linda Adams, former director of the California Department of Water Resources, was appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in May 2006 as Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency, making her the first woman to serve as head of the agency.

As Cal/EPA's Secretary, Adams oversees the environmental activities of the Air Resources Board, California Integrated Waste Management Board, State Water Resources Control Board, Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Department of Pesticide Regulation, and the approximately 5,000 employees that serve the state's diverse environmental programs.

Immediately upon appointment, Secretary Adams was designated as Governor Schwarzenegger's lead negotiator on AB 32, the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006. Adams is now working closely with states, provinces and countries around the world to develop a network of climate initiatives to achieve the greatest global reductions.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger on Building a Clean-Energy Economy

09.24.09 | 01:09:13 min | 8 comments