The following is a press release from State Rep. Marie Robinson’s office submitted to SOURCE.
FRAMINGHAM – State Representative Maria Robinson (D-Framingham) has been invited by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to serve as a member on the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee (CAAAC) for a term ending in August of 2021.
“It is an honor to represent the state perspective on this committee,” said Robinson. “States hear directly from constituents about clean air issues in a way that the federal government may not appreciate; I take seriously my responsibility to uphold the Clean Air Act and ensure a healthy environment for residents of the Commonwealth and the country.”
The Committee is a senior-level policy committee that was established in 1990 to advise the U.S. EPA on issues related to implementing the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990.
The Committee has about 40 members representing senior managers and experts from state, tribal, and local government, environmental and public interest groups, academics, industry and others.
On the CAAAC, Rep. Robinson will offer state government perspectives on issues and initiatives before the EPA.
Robinson brings deep expertise on the Clean Air Act, having worked with the Obama Administration on its signature Clean Power Plan and having written a masters thesis on Section 111 of the Clean Air Act.
The Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation determines the committee agenda. The CAAAC provides advice to the Agency on critical air quality policy issues with independent advice, information, and recommendations on policy and technical issues associated with development, implementation and enforcement of the Clean Air Act.