Ben Webster is Director, Policy at MiQ (Methane Intelligence), a not-for-profit climate tech foundation undertaking cutting-edge work to reduce methane emissions in the oil and gas sector.
Ben Webster has an extensive background in environmental policy and government relations. Most recently, he served in the leadership of the University of Colorado Boulder’s graduate programs in sustainability and environmental management. Prior to this, he served as the Managing Director of the Sustainability Innovation Lab at Colorado – an innovative co-working space at the University of Colorado driving sustainability solutions between NGOs, start-ups, and the university.
Before moving to Boulder, he advised senior members of Congress on water resources, infrastructure, sustainability, and public health issues while working as a staffer for the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure in the U.S. House of Representatives. He was very involved in legislation and administrative oversight concerning the Clean Water Act, water infrastructure, and other water resources policies. In addition, he also participated in the legislative response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, as well as developing elements of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Ben has worked at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the National Academy of Public Administration, and the National Center for Atmospheric Research. Ben has recently worked with the BlueGreen Alliance on the scope of oil and gas operations in Colorado and New Mexico. He received his PhD and MA degrees in Government and his Master of Public Policy degree from Georgetown University, and his BA in Political Science from Bates College.