Adam Peltz

Senior Attorney, Energy


Areas of expertise:
Oil & gas well integrity, oil and gas regulation, carbon capture and sequestration, orphan wells

Adam Peltz is a Senior Attorney in EDF’s Energy program. He focuses on oil and gas and carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) regulation and policy and serves as a public advocate on oil and gas and CCS development issues, with a focus on well integrity and orphan well management. Adam is responsible for managing multi-stakeholder efforts concerning oil and gas and CCS development to improve environmental outcomes through enhanced regulation and improved industry practices.


Adam started as a legal fellow with EDF in 2011, working on natural gas as well as international climate efforts. During law school, he studied international development and climate change law, and interned at the Legal Resources Centre in Ghana, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation in Washington, D.C., and with the Geneva, Switzerland-based carbon credit certifier the Gold Standard.


  • Boston University School of Law, J.D.
  • Boston University, M.A. in International Relations
  • University of Chicago, B.A. in Political Science and International Affairs

Professional Activities

  • Member, State Bar of New York, 2012-present

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