Margo Oge served the United States Environmental Protection Agency for more than 30 years from 1980 to 2012. She is widely recognized as having been a key architect of the EPA's efforts to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
During her recent 18-year tenure as Director of the Office of Transportation and Air Quality, Margo led the EPA's first ever national greenhouse gas emission standards for cars and heavy-duty trucks to double fuel efficiency by 2025, reduce GHG emissions by 50%, and save consumers $1.7 trillion at the pump. In parallel, she also helped to establish the renewable fuels standard, which will significantly increase the volume of biofuels in our nation's fuel supply. These new rules are viewed as some of the most significant steps forward in improving the sustainability of the U.S. transportation sector. Under her leadership, the EPA addressed indoor air pollution and developed the scientific findings that raised the world’s awareness about the health dangers of second-hand smoke and radon.
Margo earned her Master's Degree in Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. She also attended George Washington University and the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.