Margo Oge

  • Former Director of the Office of Transportation and Air Quality(OTAQ), United States Environmental Protection Agency


Margo T. Oge is the former Director of the Office of Transportation and Air Quality(OTAQ) at the United States Environmental Protection Agency, a position that culminated a 32-year career with the EPA. During her 18-year tenure as Director of OTAQ, Margo Oge was the chief architect of the most important achievements in the history of the federal air pollution control in the U.S. transportation sector. These included programs that reduced emissions from automobiles, trucks, buses, off-road vehicles, and locomotives and marine by up to 99 percent. She led the EPA’s development of the first-ever national greenhouse gas emission standards for cars and heavy-duty trucks, helped establish the Renewable Fuels Standard, and was instrumental in establishing the United Nations process on global harmonization of transportation emissions standards, worldwide.

She is the Chair of the board of the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), a member of the Volkswagen Group’s International Sustainability Council and  a Distinguished Fellow Climateworks Foundation. She also serves as a member of the Executive Committee of the board of the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS),and has served as a member of the National Academies of Science on Energy and Environment and the Advisory Committee of the US Global Change Research Program. She is the author of “Driving the Future: Combating Climate Change with Clean Cars”. Margo holds a master‘s degree in engineering from the University of Massachusetts.

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