Experts' profiles - Linda Adams
Linda Adams
Linda Adams 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.

During her four years as Secretary, Adams served as lead negotiator on AB 32 - the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 and is now working closely with states, provinces and countries to reduce the effects of global warming. She has played the lead role in organizing
all 3 of the Governors’ Global Climate Summits that have brought leaders from around the world to discuss how to build green economies through climate change policies.

She launched the Green Chemistry Initiative and the State’s biomonitoring program, and has also made air and water quality a top priority.

Adams has dedicated 32 years of service to California and earned an "Environmental Hero Award" from the California League of Conservation Voters. She is also a Sister on the Planet for Oxfam America.

She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Sacramento Local Conservation Corps and the San Joaquin Valley Partnership. She is Chair of the Climate Action Registry and is a long-time resident of Sacramento.
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