Former EPA official joins transportation council board

Source: Sean Reilly, E&E reporter • Posted: Monday, June 2, 2014

Former EPA official Margo Oge has joined the board of the International Council on Clean Transportation, the nonprofit research organization announced yesterday.

Oge, who retired in 2012 after more than 30 years with EPA, headed its Office of Transportation and Air Quality for the final 18 years of her career. In that post, she was a key figure in crafting the Obama administration’s fuel economy standards that will require the average light-duty vehicle to get 54.5 mpg by 2025.”I’m very pleased that Margo agreed to join us,” Dan Greenbaum, chairman of the council’s board, said in a news release. “The policies she spearheaded at EPA are among the most significant steps forward in clean transportation, and she will bring the same passion and skill to the ICCT.”

Since her retirement, Oge has been a visiting scholar at the Washington, D.C.-based council, which describes its work as furnishing unbiased research and analysis to environmental regulators, according to her LinkedIn profile. She also serves as vice chairwoman of the board at DeltaWing Technologies, a Georgia firm, and is on the National Academies’ Board on Energy and Environmental Systems, the profile indicates.