FORA.tv Speaker - Terry Tamminen

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Biography

Tamminen's latest book will be released in late 2006. Lives Per Gallon: The True Cost of Our Oil Addiction (Island Press) is an examination of our dependence on oil and a strategy to evolve to more sustainable energy sources. He authored a series of best-selling Ultimate Guides to pools and spas (McGraw-Hill) and several theatrical works on the life of William Shakespeare.

In 1993, Tamminen founded the Santa Monica BayKeeper and served as its Executive Director for six years. He co-founded Waterkeeper programs in San Diego, Orange County, Ventura, and Santa Barbara. He also served for five years as Executive Director of the Environment Now Foundation in Santa Monica, CA and co-founded the Frank G. Wells Environmental Law Clinic at the School of Law, University of California Los Angeles.

He was appointed Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency in 2003 and Cabinet Secretary, the Chief Policy Advisor to the Governor, in 2004. He currently lectures and provides private consulting services to a variety of clients, including advising the Governor on energy and environmental policy.

Tamminen has served on numerous civic and charitable boards and commissions, including the Southern California Wetlands Recovery Project, the U.S. Navy Pt. Mugu Naval Air Station Restoration Advisory Board, the Los Angeles/Long Beach Harbor Safety Committee and the Wishtoyo Foundation.

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Cost of Our Oil Addiction

11.02.06 | 00:49:14 min | 3,418 views | 1 comment
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