About Peter Zalzal

Peter Zalzal

Distinguished Counsel & Associate Vice President, Clean Air Strategies


As a member of EDF’s Domestic Climate and Air legal team, Peter Zalzal works to secure clean air and support climate change mitigation through policy initiatives and strategic litigation.  Peter works with businesses, public health groups, states, environmental groups and other allies to advocate and defend efficient policies to curb emissions that are destabilizing the climate and harming human health.


Before joining Environmental Defense Fund, Peter spent time teaching as a part of Teach for America.  He has also interned and volunteered for organizations focused on environmental law and environmental justice.

JD, Boston University School of Law.
BA, Economics, History - University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

Morehead Scholarship