Charles Ingebretson has extensive experience in policymaking and advocacy in both the legislative and executive branches of the Federal government.
He has more than fourteen years of experience in senior staff positions with the Energy and Commerce Committee in the US House of Representatives. He served as Republican counsel to the Committee’s Environment Subcommittee, as the Committee’s general counsel, and as chief counsel to the Committee’s Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. In these capacities, he participated in the development of legislation and oversight on a wide variety of issues including passage and implementation of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments, passage of the 1996 Amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act, and amendments to various provisions of the Public Health Act.
He has also served in several capacities in the Federal executive branch, including as head of EPA’s Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs, and as chief of staff under Administrator Stephen Johnson. During this time, he participated in policymaking on a variety of issues, including the Federal government’s response to the Supreme Court’s decision on climate change in Massachusetts v. EPA, and various other aspects of implementation of the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and laws governing management and disposal of solid and hazardous wastes.
As an attorney, Mr. Ingebretson has also had experience in the private sector representing corporate clients on a variety of energy and environmental issues, including compliance with laws regarding fuel additives, development and approval of non-ozone depleting chemicals, and standards for flame retardant chemicals used in airplane manufacturing.
He has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and a law degree from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.