Matt Watson

Vice President, Energy


Areas of expertise:
Oil and gas operations, methane and air policy, energy policy

Matt Watson leads EDF’s Energy Program in North America, focusing on reducing environmental impacts from oil and gas activities and accelerating the transition to a clean energy economy. He sets broad strategy for the program and manages teams of policy experts, scientists and analysts, regulatory attorneys, political operatives and communications professionals, and works with key stakeholders in business, government and nonprofit organizations.


Before joining EDF in 2009, Matt worked in a variety of roles at the state and local levels in Texas, often for elected officials, across a range of energy and environmental issues – including climate policy, water management, energy efficiency, land use and transportation. Matt holds a bachelor’s degree in Law and Society from the University of California Santa Barbara and a master’s degree from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas.

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