Peter LaFontaine is the Energy Policy Advocate for the National Wildlife Federation, the country’s largest conservation organization, where he works to promote the transition from fossil fuels to a clean energy economy. He currently leads the organization’s tar sands campaign, with a focus on stopping the Keystone XL pipeline and other infrastructure projects, and implements federal strategy for coal exports in the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain West.
Peter grew up in New Hampshire and graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 2005. He taught outdoor education as the staff naturalist for the Cottonwood Gulch Foundation, a nonprofit geared toward experiential learning and wilderness ethics in the American southwest, before joining NWF in 2008. In various roles with the Federation Peter has worked on a range of issues including offshore drilling and natural resources adaptation. In his free time he also watches videos of baby sloths on YouTube.