Matt Watson

Associate Vice President, Climate and Energy Program


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

Matt assists in leading EDF’s Oil & Gas Program, with particular attention to methane emissions and impacts to communities, public health and the environment. He manages projects and teams working on both state and federal issues and coordinates efforts between the EDF Oil & Gas Program and other climate and energy programs within EDF.


In previous roles at EDF, Matt worked on federal energy policy in the electric power sector. Prior to joining EDF, Matt worked on energy and environmental policy at the state and local levels in Texas. Most recently, he served as Policy Director for the Mayor of Austin, Texas – where he was responsible for launching several nationally leading programs on energy efficiency and climate protection.


Matt holds a BA in Law & Society from the University of California at Santa Barbara and a Master of Public Affairs from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.

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