Environment Texas Staff
Luke Metzger is the Founder and Director of Environment Texas, a statewide, citizen-funded advocate for clean air, clean water and open spaces. Mr. Metzger has played a key role in dozens of successful environmental campaigns, including winning voter approval of a $50 million bond to help protect land in the Barton Springs watershed and passage of SB20, which doubled the mandate for renewable energy in Texas. He regularly testifies before the Texas Legislature and appears frequently in the media including in the New York Times, NBC Nightly News, USA Today, and others. He is the author or co-author of several reports including Texas Natural Areas at Risk. His essay "Polluting the Brazos, Sullying the Soul of Texas" was chosen for publication in the college writing textbook, "The Longwood Guide to Writing."
He currently serves as a Commissioner on the Austin Resource Management Commission and has previously served on the Pollution Prevention Advisory Committee of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the Open Records Steering Committee of the Office of the Attorney General. He has been named one of the "Top Lobbyists for Causes" by Capitol Inside and was chosen for the inaugural class of "Next Generation Fellows" by the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law at UT Austin. Prior to founding Environment Texas, Mr. Metzger worked as a consumer advocate for TexPIRG, the Texas field organizer for U.S.PIRG and a campus organizer for CALPIRG.
He studied political science and theater at the University of Southern California.