The alliance, which represents about 400 companies in the oil and gas business, works with the Western Regional Air Partnership on regional haze and other multi-state air pollution issues. It is also a partner in the Uinta Basin Ozone Study with the State of Utah, Environmental Protection Agency, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Bureau of Land Management and Duchesne and Uintah counties.
Tim Wigley, president of the alliance, said Rick will help the group in pushing for federal energy policies rooted in science.
"Her impressive scientific and policy background will serve as an invaluable resource to our association, our industry," he said, "and to policymakers who seek an energy policy that protects our environment while allowing western oil and natural gas producers to develop American energy and grow our economy."
Rick holds an undergraduate degree in materials science & metallurgical engineering from Michigan Technological University, a master's of science in engineering sciences from Dartmouth College and a doctorate in atmospheric and oceanic sciences from the University of Colorado.