Vice President, Public Policy and External Engagement

Al Collins is the Vice President of Public Policy and External Engagement managing a variety of issues, including hydraulic fracturing, endangered species and enhanced oil recovery.

With more than 30 years of experience in policy and regulatory work, Al has held positions in engineering and environmental management. He was involved in the development of the first EPA-approved monitoring, reporting and verification plan for quantifying the amount of CO2 geologically stored by Occidental during EOR.

His expertise spans air, water, hazardous waste and superfund issues—both on behalf of regulators and organizations being regulated. He has extensive experience with regulatory and legislative development as well as environmental negotiations with federal, state and local agencies.

Prior to joining Occidental in 2000, Mr. Collins served two years as Vice President of Regulatory Affairs at National Environmental Strategies, representing clients on environmental and small business issues. From 1985 to 1997, he worked at the United States Environmental Protection Agency, where he developed regulations and policies related to waste, toxics and water.

He holds degrees in Economics and Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University.

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