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Big Oil’s Not-So-Scary Halloween: Industry Leaders Treated to Another Quarter of High Profits

superman at gas stationPerhaps the most frightening trick of all is Big Oil’s ability to hold onto its tax breaks.

By Danielle Baussan, Miranda Peterson, and Ashley Olmeda | Friday, October 31, 2014

The Treasure of Diverted Trash

landfillThe Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed landfill regulations should reduce the need for landfills, strengthen the economy, and reduce emissions of methane—one of our most potent greenhouse gases.

By Danielle Baussan and Erin Auel | Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Summertime, and the Livin’ Is Easy—If You’re Big Oil

gas pumpThe big five oil companies continue earning huge profits—more than $25 billion in the second quarter—yet they receive billions of dollars in unnecessary and unwarranted tax breaks.

By Danielle Baussan, Miranda Peterson, and Bineh Ndefru | Friday, August 1, 2014

How Leaving RGGI Leaves New Jersey Behind

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) addresses a gathering at a town hall meeting Giving up his plot to leave the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative would be a relatively simple and effective way for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) to implement proposed carbon-pollution limits while strengthening New Jersey’s health and economy.

By Danielle Baussan | Thursday, July 24, 2014

5 Ways Cities Can Prepare for the Carbon-Pollution Standards

Los Angeles at nightThe EPA’s Clean Power Plan proposed guidelines for states to reduce carbon pollution; cities can and should play a significant role in this effort as well.

By Danielle Baussan and Ben Bovarnick | Friday, June 20, 2014

Video: 5 Things You Need to Know About the EPA’s Clean Power Plan

play_alt icon Video The Obama administration recently proposed new guidelines for states to limit the carbon pollution of existing power plants. Center for American Progress Managing Director of Energy Policy Danielle Baussan explains five things that you need to know about how these new rules will benefit our climate, health, and pocketbooks.

By Danielle Baussan, Lauren Malkani, Andrew Satter, and Miranda Peterson | Thursday, June 19, 2014

Clean Energy Investment in the United States

solar panel article icon Issue Brief Financial tools and foreign investment can inject additional capital into the clean energy market. Clean energy is at an apex of viability and affordability as financial institutions and governments seek to secure a lower-carbon future.

By Carol Browner, Danielle Baussan, Ben Bovarnick, Mari Hernandez, and Matt Kasper | Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Preventing Gun Violence in Our Nation

Sandy Hook bus article icon Issue Brief Through better background checks; taking military-grade weapons off the streets and out of criminals’ hands; and improved data, coordination, and enforcement, we can reduce the gun violence that plagues our communities, our children, and our families.

By Neera Tanden, Winnie Stachelberg, Arkadi Gerney, and Danielle Baussan | Saturday, January 12, 2013

Cleaning up Carbon Pollution 101

Capitol Power PlantIn order to fight disastrous climate change, we must reduce carbon pollution in America.

By Danielle Baussan and Daniel J. Weiss | Thursday, December 13, 2012

Take Action Now to Protect Us from Pollution

Reid-Gardner power stationPresident Obama can implement five major rules before Inauguration Day to protect our nation’s health and environment from toxic pollution and climate change.

By Danielle Baussan and Daniel J. Weiss | Thursday, November 8, 2012

Danielle Baussan

Danielle Baussan is the Managing Director of Energy Policy at American Progress. Prior to joining the organization, she was majority counsel for the Select Committee on Energy and Global Warming, where she focused on state and local environmental initiatives, sustainable development, energy efficiency, and alternative fuels. She previously served the District of Columbia government as […]

Monday, June 25, 2012