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Benjamin Longstreth

Global Director, Carbon Capture


Benjamin Longstreth is CATF’s Global Director, Carbon Capture. Ben designs and advocates for the policies to advance carbon capture in the U.S. and globally. He also develops policies and partnerships that will reduce carbon pollution from the power sector and other industrial sources.

Ben has more than twenty years of experience working to advance strong federal climate and environmental policy. Prior to joining CATF, Ben was a senior attorney with the Natural Resource Defense Council, where he directed legal and technical analysis of legislative and regulatory climate standards. Ben spent several years with NRDC’s litigation team and was then a key member of NRDC’s team advocating for and defending high profile standards designed to cut carbon pollution. He has extensive experience working with the Clean Air Act and other federal laws to develop durable and effective approaches to emissions reductions.

Ben is an evidence-based problem solver and strategist who has collaborated with utilities, lawmakers, analysts, and academics to explore a wide variety of decarbonization strategies. This work forged a commitment to advancing a broad suite of decarbonization tools, including carbon capture.

Ben also served as an attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice and as a law clerk to Chief Judge John M. Walker, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He holds a JD from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree from Williams College. He is based in Washington, D.C.