Senior Gulf Coast Regional Policy Manager
Lindsay Cooper joined the Clean Air Task Force in 2023 as Senior Gulf Coast Regional Manager for the U.S. State Policy team. Lindsay works across the Gulf South to develop and advocate for fact-based, nonpartisan, and equitable climate and clean energy policy. In this capacity, she partners closely with government officials, local communities, and other stakeholders to facilitate meaningful collaboration and innovative policy design for clean air and the net-zero economy.
Lindsay comes from the Office of Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards where she managed Governor Edwards’ Climate Initiative for three years. She established the Governor’s Climate Initiatives Task Force and led development and implementation of Louisiana’s first Climate Action Plan, the first state plan in the Gulf South designed to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. Lindsay spearheaded the most comprehensive state-level approach to decarbonization of the industrial sector to date, and she formed the Louisiana Interagency Grid Work Group to reduce barriers for clean energy deployment through effective programs and policies related to power grid securitization, modernization, and renewable integration.
In prior roles, Lindsay served as coastal resource advisor to Governor Edwards’ Executive Assistant for Coastal Activities, advancing coastal insurability and flood risk management through interagency programs and congressional outreach. She previously worked as a coastal law research assistant for the Tulane Institute of Water Resources Law and Policy. Lindsay is a Louisiana native and a graduate of Tulane University.