There's "a good possibility" clean air groups can derail Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's nominee, Cindy Tuck, to head the California Air Resources Board, a top environmental lobbyist says.
Paul Knepprath, vice president of the American Lung Association of California, says Tuck's record over 20 years shows she would not carry on the groundbreaking work of the air board. Tuck, 45, is general counsel of a business-backed group called the California Council for Environmental and Economic Balance.
The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, which represents nine automakers, does not take positions on such nominations.
Since its birth in the 1960s, the air board has set some of the toughest tailpipe pollution standards in the world. It pressed automakers to develop zero-emission vehicles. Automakers sued the board in December to block rules limiting greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles.
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