PETER ROBERTSON

PETER ROBERTSON

Peter Robertson

Peter Robertson
Senior Vice President for Corporate Affairs
The Pebble Partnership
Washington, DC 

Peter Robertson is Senior Vice President for Corporate Affairs of The Pebble Partnership in Washington DC.  He comes to the position with extensive experience in the public and private environmental and public policy sectors. Most recently, Mr. Robertson served as the Senior Vice President for Legislative and Regulatory Affairs for America's Natural Gas Alliance.  Prior to that he was the Public Policy Practice Group Leader at the Washington DC law firm of Crowell & Moring.  

Mr. Robertson served as acting Deputy Administrator and Chief of Staff of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency during the Clinton Administration. As Deputy Administrator, Mr. Robertson was the chief operating officer for the EPA and his responsibilities included directing the regulatory agenda and implementing the Agency’s budget. He also provided policy guidance to the Agency and served as a liaison between the Agency and all stakeholders, including regulated entities, state and local governments, environmental organizations and others. Additionally, Mr. Robertson served as a member of the President's Management Council. As Chief of Staff, Mr. Robertson operated as the principal policy and political advisor to EPA Administrator Carol M. Browner, where he assisted on all facets of operating the EPA, providing policy direction to its 17,000 employees and helping oversee its budget of $7 billion. Prior to his tenure as chief of staff, Mr. Robertson was EPA's Deputy Assistant Administrator for Solid Waste and Emergency Response.

Before joining the EPA, Mr. Robertson was in private law practice as a public policy and environmental attorney. He helped design and implement legislative strategy for clients on bills as diverse as the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 and Superfund reauthorization, and he worked to influence regulatory policy that EPA developed to implement its authorizing statutes. Mr. Robertson has also been involved in legislative, administrative or judicial proceedings arising under CERCLA, the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, RCRA, NEPA, the Oil Pollution Act, and others. His public policy work outside the environmental arena is diverse as he has represented interests ranging from municipal governments and financial services sector clients before Congress and the executive branch.

Previous to his tenure in the private sector, Mr. Robertson served for more than six years on Capitol Hill in various roles, including as a professional staff member to the Committee on the Budget of the U.S. House of Representatives and as legislative assistant to Representative James R. Jones (D-OK).