Timothy O'Connor

Senior Attorney & Director, California Climate

Areas of expertise: Climate change, oil and gas, clean energy


Timothy is the Director of EDF's Oil and Gas Program in California, working remotely from Los Angeles. Since joining EDF in 2007, Tim has been actively involved in all aspects of EDF's climate and energy work in the state legislature, state and federal courts, and at the state Public Utilities Commission and Energy Commission on issues related to oil and gas, climate change and clean energy. Focusing on the implementation of AB 32, California's landmark global warming law, alongside implementation of enacted methane legislation be helped author, Tim utilizes years of cross-cutting experiences in the government, non-profit and the private sectors to advocate for solutions to reduce pollution and support innovative solutions related to heavy industry and power plants, transportation fuels and vehicles, and compliance instruments in cap-and-trade programs.


Prior to joining EDF, Tim was a senior compliance inspector at heavy industrial facilities including petroleum refineries and power plants in the San Francisco bay area. Tim holds a Masters of Environmental Management Degree from Duke University and a Juris Doctor from Golden Gate University with specializations in Environmental and Public Interest Law.

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