Share Governor Brown has appointed Matt Rodriquez, 58, of Castro Valley, to be secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA). He replaces Linda Adams who was appointed by then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in May 2006. Cal EPA is charged with developing, implementing and enforcing the state's environmental protection laws. Rodriquez has served with the California Department of Justice since 1987, currently serving as chief deputy attorney general and chief assistant attorney general. As a deputy attorney general from 1987 to 1999, he represented the Attorney General and clients of the Land Law Section of the Attorney General's Office, including the California Coastal Commission, State Lands Commission, and the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission.