Mary Nichols

Chair, California Air Resources Board

Mary Nichols values innovation, partnerships and common-sense approaches to addressing the state's air issues. As Chairman of the California Air Resources Board, Nichols is moving ahead on the state's landmark climate change program (AB 32), steering the Board through numerous efforts to curb diesel pollution at ports and continuing to pass regulations aimed at providing cleaner air for the San Joaquin Valley. Nichols has devoted her entire career in public and nonprofit service to advocating for the environment and public health.

In addition to her work at the Air Board, Nichols has served as Assistant Administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Air and Radiation program under President Clinton.

Live Event Appearances

Podcast Guest Appearances

EPA Chief Andrew Wheeler on Cars, Coal, and Climate

Greg Dalton sits down for a rare interview with newly-confirmed U.S. EPA Chief Andrew Wheeler on cars, coal, and climate. Mary Nichols, Chair of the California Air Resources Board, responds to Wheeler’s position on vehicle standards, and discusses her agency’s role leading a group of states in contesting the Trump administration’s revised auto emissions rules.

Also featuring Albert Cheung of Bloomberg New Energy Finance on the future of personal mobility, and Helen Clarkson of The Climate Group on getting some of the world’s biggest companies to commit to 100% renewable energy.