Peter Greenwald has over twenty-five years of
experience in air quality law and policy. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in
economics from the University of California at Los Angeles, and a Juris
Doctor Degree from the University of Santa Clara School of Law, where he was
an editor of the Law Review. Mr. Greenwald currently serves as SCAQMD
Senior Policy Advisor.
Mr. Greenwald joined the SCAQMD in 1980 as a
staff attorney and subsequently held positions with increasing levels of
responsibility, ultimately being appointed General Counsel and heading up a
legal staff of over thirty attorneys, investigators and support personnel.
Among his accomplishments, Mr. Greenwald was centrally-involved in
developing precedent-setting regulatory programs, he drafted legislative
proposals that were adopted by Congress and the state legislature, and he
represented the SCAQMD in a wide range of judicial and administrative
cases. From 2000 through fall of 2003, Mr. Greenwald engaged in
private consulting practice assisting regulatory agencies including air
quality districts throughout California and the United States Environmental
Protection Agency. This work involved a wide range of policy and legal
issues, including pollutant transport between air basins, federal
approvability of air quality rules in Houston Texas, emission credit
supplies, and legislation. Mr. Greenwald's recent work includes
policy, planning and advocacy to support a transition to cleaner
technologies and energy sources for freight movement and stationary
Mr. Greenwald also has served as an adjunct
professor teaching environmental law at Loyola Law School, and as a
member of the Editorial Board of the Lexis/Nexis publication California
Environmental Law Reporter.
He has lectured regarding environmental law and policy at numerous colleges,
spoken at state bar and other conferences,
authored published articles regarding environmental issues, and served as
membership chair of the Environmental Law Section of the Los Angeles County
Mr. Greenwald and his wife, Cindy, have two
children. In his free time, Mr. Greenwald enjoys surfing and photography.