EDF Supports Appointment of Matt Rodriquez as California EPA Secretary

July 12, 2011
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EDF Supports Appointment of Matt Rodriquez as California EPA Secretary

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (July 12, 2011) – Governor Jerry Brown appointed Matt Rodriquez as secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency today.

Below is a statement by EDF West Coast Vice President David Festa on the appointment.

"Governor Brown's appointment of Matt Rodriquez to lead the California Environmental Protection Agency is a solid choice. Matt's reputation and record suggest that he can be counted on to lead the agency in a sound and effective manner. We look forward to working with him to protect public health and ensure that we can continue to enjoy this state's inherent natural beauty and quality of life."

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