Three receive California’s premier air quality award

| June 25, 2015 | Leave a Comment

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The California Air Resources Board honored recipients of the 2014 Haagen-Smit Clean Air Awards, California’s premier award recognizing individuals who have made outstanding contributions to improving air quality. In light of the global connection between air quality and climate change, the scope of the Haagen-Smit Clean Air Awards program is now international, with an added focus on climate change science and mitigation.

Recipients of the 2014 Haagen-Smit Clean Air Awards:

Dr. Donald Blake, professor of chemistry, University of California Irvine

Dr. Kirk R. Smith, professor of global environmental health, University of California Berkeley

Dr. John Wall, Vice President and Chief Technical Officer, diesel engine manufacturer Cummins Inc.

“These three individuals have championed public health with extraordinary contributions to air pollution science, research and technology,” said ARB Chairman Mary D. Nichols. “The Haagen-Smit Award is our way of honoring these individuals who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to protecting public health throughout their long and distinguished careers.”

–California Air Resources Board

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