Bill Allayaud
California Director of Government Affairs
Sacramento

Areas of Expertise

  • California legislation
  • Tap water
  • Fracking

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Education

  • M.R.P., Cornell University
  • B.A., Environmental Studies and Politics, University of California, Santa Cruz

About

Bill Allayaud has led EWG’s government affairs efforts in California since 2009. He joined EWG after a career of more than 30 years in environmental protection, including 20 years working for the California Coastal Commission as a planner and legislative liaison, serving as an urban planner with two cities, leading Sierra Club California for eight years and working as an analyst in the California State Assembly.

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“They were essentially lap dogs for the oil industry. This was a backwater agency in charge of multi-billion dollar corporations. It was a wink and a nod, that’s the way it went for decade after decade.”
- Bill Allayaud
February 28, 2018
“It’s pretty troubling that we couldn’t even get a meeting with the department over a period of months, compared to [its] partner-like response to industry.”
- Bill Allayaud
October 1, 2019
"We know that BPS is likely just as harmful as BPA. EWG is pleased that the bill highlighted the chronic exposure of cashiers, and to a lesser extent consumers, to toxic chemicals."
- Bill Allayaud
NEED DATE
“This is another step in the reform of this agency, which started eight years ago and is ongoing. We’re not going to stop here; we’re going to keep plugging away, because we expect them to be a world-class regulatory agency to regulate a world-class power, which are the oil companies.”
- Bill Allayaud
September 9, 2019
“DOGGR [The California Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources] was in denial about the extent of fracking in California as late as 2012. In May of that year, DOGGR's website still claimed that the division had only anecdotal information about the use of the practice, and that it did not believe that fracking is widely used in California."
- Bill Allayaud
September 12, 2018
“The law is music to my ears. After looking at DOGGR [The California Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources] for these years and seeing how little they were doing in terms of regulating the oil industry, here was DOGGR saying, ‘you know what, we’re going to do a better job of enforcement.’”
- Bill Allayaud
June 12, 2018

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