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CATF welcomes Evan Chapman as Federal Policy Director, adding energy and climate policy veteran to U.S. advocacy team

February 13, 2023

WASHINGTON – Clean Air Task Force (CATF) is pleased to announce Evan Chapman as its new Federal Policy Director. Evan will lead the U.S. advocacy team’s work with Congress and federal agencies to advance pragmatic climate and clean energy policies and the deployment of a diverse suite of solutions.  

“Evan Chapman comes to CATF with more than a decade of experience working on climate and clean energy issues, and we are thrilled to welcome him to the team,” says Conrad Schneider, Senior Director, U.S. of Clean Air Task Force. “Evan is joining CATF at a critical moment for U.S. climate policy, and his expertise will be essential to implement federal climate policies and advocate for strong regulations needed to address climate change, improve public health, and achieve our decarbonization goals.” 

Previously, Evan served as Deputy Chief of Staff and Legislative Director for the late Virginia Congressman A. Donald McEachin. In this position, he played a critical role in advancing climate and environmental justice provisions included in the Inflation Reduction Act. Throughout his tenure on Capitol Hill, Evan developed legislation to mitigate and reduce air pollution, advance equity and environmental justice, and support technology-driven solutions to address climate change.  

“We have seen tremendous climate progress over the last few years, and I’m excited to join CATF to continue advancing durable, technology-driven policies to decarbonize our economy and improve public health,” says Evan Chapman. “The time is ripe for bold climate action, and Congress and the administration have historic opportunities to leverage this momentum. Whether it’s providing our expertise to implement the Inflation Reduction Act or advocating for strong regulations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, CATF will continue working across the aisle and in collaboration with key decisionmakers to drive U.S. climate leadership.”  

Prior to joining Representative McEachin’s office, Evan served in various roles on Capitol Hill for nearly a decade, including in the office of Virginia Congressman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott. Previously, he worked to mitigate the impacts of climate-related disasters and increase community resilience at Pew Charitable Trusts. He also served as the director of government relations at the American Association of Port Authorities where he developed policies to reduce emissions associated with port operations and electrify port infrastructure. Evan holds a master’s degree in public policy from George Mason University and a bachelor’s degree in political communications from Emerson College. 

Lindsey Baxter Griffith, CATF’s previous Federal Policy Director, now serves as the U.S. Advocacy and Policy Director where she oversees the U.S. advocacy team and provides strategic direction across CATF’s entire U.S. advocacy portfolio. Lindsey also serves as the Executive Director for CATF Action.

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Samantha Sadowski, Communications Manager, U.S.,, +1 202-440-1717

About Clean Air Task Force 

Clean Air Task Force (CATF) is a global nonprofit organization working to safeguard against the worst impacts of climate change by catalyzing the rapid development and deployment of low-carbon energy and other climate-protecting technologies. With 25 years of internationally recognized expertise on climate policy and a fierce commitment to exploring all potential solutions, CATF is a pragmatic, non-ideological advocacy group with the bold ideas needed to address climate change. CATF has offices in Boston, Washington D.C., and Brussels, with staff working virtually around the world. Visit and follow @cleanaircatf.

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