CARB appoints Craig Segall new officer for Mobile Sources and Incentives
SACRAMENTO – CARB Executive Officer Richard W. Corey announced the appointment of Craig Segall as the Deputy Executive Officer (DEO) of Mobile Sources and Incentives. In his new role, Segall will play a key role in leading the effort to electrify the transportation sector and address long-standing transportation inequities to achieve California’s clean air, community protection and climate goals.
“Craig has proven himself a passionate and effective leader in each role he has played at CARB,” said Corey. “He will be a vital element of CARB’s efforts to transform California’s cars and trucks to zero-emission technologies over the coming decade and beyond. He is also committed to ensuring that all Californians – especially those in communities hardest hit by vehicle pollution – can benefit from this transition to zero-emission vehicles and forward-looking mobility solutions.”
Segall’s responsibilities will include all facets of new and emerging air pollution control programs and policies related to mobile emissions sources. In addition, he will oversee the incentive programs in the Sustainable Transportation and Communities Division and the Mobile Source Control Division.
“Whether you’re on a train, bus, bike, or scooter, walking or driving, everyone should be able to get around California in a safe and fun way, while breathing clean air in a healthy and sustainable community,” said Segall. “I am thrilled to work with CARB’s amazing expert staff to help ensure equitable access to clean transportation solutions and build a better future for all Californians.”
Segall started his legal career clerking for Judge Marsha S. Berz on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals before moving to the Sierra Club where he concentrated on protecting communities in the mid-Atlantic, mid-South, Florida and Puerto Rico from environmental threats. He also worked on advocacy and legal effort around the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Obama-era rulemakings.
He started with CARB in the Legal Office in 2013. In his role as Assistant Chief Counsel, 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.
Segall graduated from Stanford Law School and received his biology and environmental studies undergraduate degrees from the University of Chicago. His thesis work studying melting snow fields in the Rocky Mountains drove his desire to devote his career to address climate change. In his spare time, he lectures at the University of Edinburgh and UCLA Law School and likes to spend time hiking with his wife. Segall will assume his new role on May 17, 2021.