Colin Leyden

Director, Regulatory & Legislative Affairs


Areas of expertise:
Oil and gas, energy policy, ground-level ozone and air quality

Colin oversees EDF’s work to improve environmental performance and oversight of oil and gas production activities in Texas, including efforts to reduce methane emissions and unnecessary flaring of gas resources. He manages technical experts and policy advocates, and engages with state officials, industry partners and NGOs to unlock data-driven solutions and scale progress.


Colin has nearly two decades of political, policy and public advocacy experience in Texas working with legislators, NGOs and the business community.


B.S. in Communications, Northwestern University

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