Lane draws on over 15 years of Washington experience in water, power, mining, and municipal tax and finance issues to help clients develop policy solutions and execute legislative and advocacy strategies with Congress and federal agencies. During his work on Capitol Hill and in the executive branch and private sector, he has been directly involved with drafting and passage significant water, public lands and energy legislation including the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act, the Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan Authorization Act, Water Supply Infrastructure Rehabilitation and Utilization Act, and the Energy Act of 2020.
Prior to joining TFG, Lane served as staff for the House Committee on Natural Resources, the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, and the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation. He was also a federal affairs manager for a large water and electric provider and has served in a number of leadership positions in public power and western water trade associations and coalitions.
Lane maintains a diverse network of contacts with Members of Congress and staff from both sides of the aisle, political and career employees at various federal agencies, and staff and members of trade associations, interest groups, and companies. Using these relationships to bring often divergent opinions together to find a path forward on policy or legislation has gained him a reputation as an honest, solution oriented advocate.
Lane holds a B.S. in Soil and Water Science from the University of California, Davis and an MBA from George Mason University.