CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 7, 2003 |
Gov. Gray Davis on Thursday appointed California Resources Secretary Mary Nichols to the state Coastal Commission, angering another longtime Davis appointee whom he removed to make room on the powerful board that governs development along the state's 1,100-mile shoreline. Nichols cannot be sworn in as a commissioner until she officially steps down as resources secretary on Nov. 14, the Friday before Gov.-elect Arnold Schwarzenegger takes office.
November 20, 1991 |
Mary Nichols still recalls her first visit to Los Angeles in 1969. It was during a cross-country vacation in a Volkswagen Beetle with another Yale Law School student: "We got to Los Angeles in the late afternoon. I remember descending into the basin, driving west toward Sunset Boulevard and being astonished by the peculiar color of the air. It was a kind of flaming orange--not a natural color, but a peculiar, day-glo, chemical kind of orange."
December 17, 1998 |
Gov.-elect Gray Davis on Wednesday named Mary Nichols, a pioneer of the state's environmental movement, as California's new resources secretary.
July 20, 1993 |
Mary Nichols Named to EPA Post: Nichols, senior staff attorney and director of the Los Angeles office of the Natural Resources Defense Council, an environmental group, has been named pending confirmation to head the air and radiation division of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Nichols, a pioneer in environmental law, was previously a member of the California Air Resources Board and state secretary for environmental affairs.
June 30, 2008
Re "The future gets real," editorial, June 26 Here is one conservative who still doubts that humans contribute to supposed global warming. Global warming is more hysteria than science. Mary Nichols, the chairwoman of the California Air Resources Board, should check herself into the funny farm if she thinks these new climate-change regulations will help the state's economy. There is nothing preventing anyone from doing the things now that she thinks will increase income, so why isn't it happening?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 1990
A Los Angeles City Council panel on Tuesday endorsed Mayor Tom Bradley's appointment of environmental lawyer Mary Nichols to the Water and Power Commission, but cautioned her against attempting to radically alter the course of the giant city-owned utility. If the full council approves the appointment next Tuesday, Nichols, 45, would become the third environmentalist on the five-member board.