ACR Welcomes Mary Jane Coombs to Industrial Programs Team


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May 13, 2024

ACR Welcomes Mary Jane Coombs to Industrial Programs Team

To expand ACR’s capacity and continue providing excellent customer service, the ACR Industrial Solutions team added Mary Jane Coombs earlier this spring as Director of Industrial Programs. She joins Maris Densmore, who is remaining Director of Industrial Programs.

With the addition of Mary Jane to the ACR team, responsibility for Industrial Programs will be split between to the two directors. Mary Jane will lead the team focused on projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from landfills, livestock, ozone-depleting substances, and foam-blowing agents. Maris will lead the team focused on geologic storage of carbon, methane emission abatement, and long-term storage of carbon via other industrial processes.

Mary Jane comes to ACR after over 15 years at the California Air Resources Board (CARB), where she oversaw implementation of CARB’s methane emissions reduction programs for landfills and livestock, as well as electricity-related greenhouse gas emissions reduction programs. Prior to that, she managed allowance allocation, emissions leakage protection, and electricity policy for California’s Cap-and-Trade Program (also at CARB).

Mary Jane has advised jurisdictions around the world on cap-and-trade program design. Before CARB, she was a project manager for the West Coast Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership, which characterized geological and terrestrial sequestration opportunities in the western United States. She also worked for the U.S. Geological Survey, editing and co-authoring papers on mineral resources.

Mary Jane has a Bachelor of Arts in Geology & Environmental Studies from Whitman College and a Master of Science in Marine Science (studies in paleoclimatology) from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

The ACR team is thrilled to welcome her aboard.