No. 96: Capitol Weekly’s Top 100

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96. Annie Notthoff

Annie Notthoff, one of the state’s best-known environmentalists, directs California advocacy for the Natural Resources Defense Council. Her job has been made tougher by the Trump administration, which has made clear its opposition to an array of California environmental policies dealing with greenhouse gas emissions, fuel standards, oil drilling, automobile pollution, and more. Notthoff joined the NRDC in 1982 and directs a broad range of initiatives to promote public health and environmental protection. She was a leader of the successful bipartisan campaign to defeat Prop 23 and defend California’s landmark climate law, AB 32, in 2010. She is currently a Senate appointee to the State Coastal Conservancy and was a member of the board of the California League of Conservation Voters, or CLCV, for more than 20 years. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Oregon and a master’s degree in city and regional planning from the University of California, Berkeley. She works out of NRDC’s San Francisco office.

Updated Aug. 21, 2o19

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