Deputy Executive Officer - Mobile Sources & Incentives California Air Resources Board
Presentation Title: Governing the Transition: A Regulator’s Perspectives on the Path to Zero
Abstract: The California Air Resources Board (CARB) regularly sets the pace for vehicle policy, and is now developing regulations to drive all classes of vehicle to zero emissions on an accelerated timeline. It is also directing programs, including billions in incentive funding, to help turn-over the existing fleet, and to explore structural connections (such as vehicle-to-grid tools) between vehicle and grid decarbonization. This talk focuses on developments ahead in these efforts, key challenges, and areas where the collective creativity of everyone in the field is needed to help governments steer towards a livable climate future.
Craig Segall was appointed Deputy Executive Officer, Mobile Sources and Incentives in May 2021. He plays a key role in creating a zero-emission transportation sector and addressing long-standing transportation inequities to achieve California’s clean air, community protection, and climate goals. Mr. Segall’s responsibilities include all facets of new and emerging air pollution control programs and policies related to mobile emissions sources. In addition, he oversees the incentive programs in the Sustainable Transportation and Communities Division and the Mobile Source Control Division.
Ultimately, the work of his divisions will help Californians move around in ways that are safe, clean, and fair, in communities that are thriving and equitable.
He started with CARB in the Legal Office in 2013. In his role as Assistant Chief Counsel, Mr. Segall helped create CARB’s defense against Trump-era rollbacks that threatened California’s air pollution and climate change work; played a role in reauthorizing Cap-and-Trade; guided the implementation of AB 617 and other environmental justice efforts; and, oversaw the Aliso Canyon settlement. He is also a member of CARB’s Diversity and Racial Equity (DaRE) task force.
Prior to joining CARB, Mr. Segall was a public interest and government lawyer, working on a wide array of regulatory and statutory challenges and litigation efforts intended to protect public health and the environment.