Our Work in the U.S.
Climate and clean air advocacy for a decarbonized U.S.
U.S. climate and clean air advocacy is rooted deep in CATF’s DNA.
With a 25-year history of policy, legal, and technology advocacy in the U.S., we drive results domestically while ensuring our achievements help spur progress around the world.
Pushing for U.S. climate leadership that’s guided by science and built to last
Guided by science and focused on impact, CATF’s experts design and advocate for durable U.S. policies that enable scalable, effective climate solutions. We conduct cutting-edge research, forge strong coalitions, educate and influence key stakeholders, and help shepherd critical climate action through the legislative, regulatory, and judicial processes — as well as through commercial markets — from start to finish.
As the scope and scale of the climate crisis comes into sharp resolution, we are working to spur technology innovation, regulate emissions, and design and implement policy pathways to enable a net-zero emissions United States by 2050.
What We Do
A multi-pronged, integrated approach to driving U.S. climate action
Clean Air Task Force’s U.S. federal policy efforts, based in Washington, D.C., focus on securing the policy and technology solutions necessary to promote clean air, support communities, and address human-caused climate change. We continue CATF’s 25-year tradition of following the science where it leads and developing flexible strategies to make progress in the unique and evolving U.S. political environment.
Learn more about our work in federal policy
Enacting clean energy policies at the state level is an essential catalyst to more comprehensive action. State policies often produce more immediate results, and can foreshadow, facilitate, and, potentially, elevate later, all-inclusive federal programs. CATF has a growing state policy program, focused on advancing critical state policies like clean energy standards, zero-carbon fuel standards, and codifying net-zero emissions pledges into concrete plans for action.
Clean Air Task Force works to enable the development, deployment, and commercialization of critical carbon-free technologies, including carbon capture, advanced nuclear energy, zero-carbon fuels, and superhot rock geothermal. We advocate for policies that push these technologies into the marketplace, collaborate with the private sector to encourage innovation, and conduct high-level research that reveals key challenges and showcases groundbreaking solutions.
Modeling & Analysis
CATF’s U.S. work is rooted in thorough research and analysis. With models and other analytic techniques, we draw on the power of logical inquiry, scenario development, and quantitative stress testing to examine challenges and reach informed conclusions that guide our objectives. Our modelling and analysis is primarily focused on fully decarbonizing the global economy by mid-century.
Since its founding, CATF has relied on a tenacious team of nationally recognized legal experts who apply the principles of U.S. law to the fight for climate action, clean air protections, and the development of critical carbon-free technologies. Our legal team litigates clean power cases in U.S. courts, develops statutory language, issues comments on proposed regulations, and provides strategic, tactical, legal, and regulatory advice across the organization.
Learn more about our legal advocacy work.
From pulling policy levers to regulate harmful pollution to pushing carbon-free technologies into the market, our U.S. work focuses on impact and innovation at scope and scale.
- Super Pollutants: Catalyze deep, global reductions in methane and black carbon emissions to help stave off the risk of irreversible changes to our climate. Learn more
- Carbon Capture: Accelerate the adoption of carbon capture technologies to prevent CO₂ emissions from power generation and industrial sources. Learn more
- Zero-Carbon Fuels: Collaborate with leaders from industry and other NGOs on research, development, and recommendations for zero-carbon fuels. Learn more
- Superhot Rock Geothermal: Superhot rock geothermal energy is a visionary technology deserving of investment, and yet almost entirely unrecognized in the decarbonization debate. Learn more
- Advanced Nuclear Energy: Create a global research and development, commercial, regulatory, and social ecosystem in which we can tap into the myriad carbon-free benefits of nuclear technology. Learn more
The latest in our U.S. work
Benchmarking Methane and other GHG Emissions of Oil and Natural Gas Production in the United StatesMay 23, 2023
Clean Air Task Force Comments on Implementing Instructions for Federal Government Procurement of Carbon-Free Electricity by 2035April 26, 2023
Clean Air Task Force Comments on the Federal Trade Commission’s Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing ClaimsApril 24, 2023
Open Letter: Call for support of conservation programs in the 2023 Farm BillApril 20, 2023
Closing the Gap: Delivering on the U.S. Nationally Determined ContributionApril 20, 2023
Armond Cohen Testimony Before the United States House of Representatives Committee on Energy and CommerceApril 18, 2023
Federal Funding Programs to Support Advanced Clean Trucks ImplementationApril 13, 2023
Clean Air Task Force 2023 Farm Bill RecommendationsApril 3, 2023
Transmission Development in California – What’s the Slowdown?March 16, 2023
Open Letter: NGOs oppose efforts to repeal the Methane Emissions Reduction ProgramMarch 9, 2023
Joint Letter Regarding the Implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act 45V Clean Hydrogen Tax CreditFebruary 23, 2023
Hayden Hashimoto Testimony at EPA Public Hearing on Air Quality Standards for Particulate MatterFebruary 21, 2023
Meet our experts
Lindsey Baxter GriffithU.S. Advocacy and Policy Director
Evan ChapmanU.S. Federal Policy Director
Lindsay CooperSenior Gulf Coast Regional Policy Manager
Patrick CumminsSenior Western Regional Policy Manager
Paula Leverett CobbSenior Southeast Regional Policy Manager
Holly ReuterClimate and Clean Energy Policy Implementation Director
Conrad SchneiderSenior Director, U.S.
Angela SeligmanSenior Midwest Regional Policy Manager
Jeremy TarrU.S. State Policy Director
Emily TuckerFederal Climate Policy Manager
Curtis WalterDirector of Public Affairs and Campaigns
Jess WymerImplementation Program Manager
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CATF Action is the 501(c)(4) affiliate of Clean Air Task Force.
CATF Action’s mission is to educate policymakers and build the political coalitions needed to secure the policies and technologies required to achieve a prosperous, zero-emissions world.