Air Quality in Southern California: Which Way Forward?

Thursday, October 6, 4:00-6:30 PM, Benson Auditorium, Pitzer College

Please join us for a summit on two critically important air quality issues in Southern California:

The implications of the Porter Ranch gas leak for both local public health and the state’s AB 32 green house gas reduction goals and the roll back of air quality regulations by the South Coast Air Quality Management District and efforts by the California Air Resources Board to strengthen positions on public health and environmental justice.

Featured Speakers

  • Honorable Senator Kevin de Leon, California Senate Pro Tem
  • Dr. Joseph Lyou, Clean Air Coalition and AQMD
  • Timothy O’Connor, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Nancy Martinez, Eastern Group Publications

Groundwater in the Golden State

Inaugural John D. Sullivan Memorial Lecture
February 12, 2016

Cynthia Koehler, a Pomona alumnus, has been a public interest attorney and environmental advocate specializing in water policy for 25 years. She has served as the California Water Legislative Director for the Environmental Defense Fund and the Legal Director for Save San Francisco Bay. In 2014 she was instrumental in launching WaterNow, a NGO dedicated to sustainable water solutions n California communities.

Kristin Dobbin’s academic and professional experience lies in rural water policy and community water management. Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, Kristin graduated from Pitzer College in 2013 with a degree in environmental policy. She currently works at the Community Water Center to increase access to safe and affordable drinking water for communities in the Central Valley.

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