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Mary Nichols: Tell the World What You’re Doing

May 26, 2012 by ShowTimes in ACT Expo 2012 with 0 Comments

California’s top air regulator urged attendees of ACT Expo 2012 to speak up and tell the world – policy makers, especially – what they’re doing to get advanced clean technology vehicles and fuels on the road.

Mary Nichols, chair of the California Air Resources Board, said legislators will need to reauthorize key programs such as AB 118, in the next couple of years. “It will be extremely important that those who have benefited from these programs are able and willing to tell stories of what you’ve accomplished, your needs, and what you’d like to do in the future,” she said.

GNA's Cliff Gladstein and CARB's Mary Nichols at ACT Expo 2012

GNA’s Cliff Gladstein and CARB’s Mary Nichols at ACT Expo 2012

Without these complementary programs such as AB 118 and the Carl Moyer program, which provide direct rebates to fleet and truck owners and support alternative fuel production and manufacturing facilities, regulators wouldn’t be able to accomplish their goals.

And when it comes to working directly with CARB, which is known as the leading air pollution regulatory agency in the world, she again indicated her door is open.

“I know the array of policies can be confusing and can appear dysfunctional,” she offered. “We need to hear from you and get your input on how we’re going to get this done.

“I’m hoping… you will continue to increase the volume of your voices, let the public know what you’re doing and help us do our jobs better.”

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