Environment America Staff
Travis Madsen is Environment America’s Senior Program Manager for Global Warming Solutions. He advocates for state and federal action to limit emissions of climate-changing pollution, working closely with the 29 state-based organizations that make up the Environment America federation. Prior to officially joining the team at Environment America, Travis worked for 11 years at Frontier Group, a multi-issue think tank providing research and policy development support to Environment America, the U.S. Public Interest Research Group and other organizations in the Public Interest Network. Over the course of his career, Travis has authored more than 100 reports, white-papers and fact sheets on issues ranging from energy, to public health, to campaign finance reform. His work has earned local and national media attention – including coverage in the New York Times, USA Today, the Economist, the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune and the LA Times. He began his advocacy career in 2001 at the New Jersey Public Interest Research Group, where he successfully campaigned for improved automobile tailpipe pollution standards, helping to lay the groundwork for the first-ever national limits on global warming pollution from automobiles. A native of Denver, Colorado, Travis graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1998, with degrees in biochemistry and developmental biology.