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Expertise: Energy and environmental policy

Alison Cassady is the managing director of Energy and Environment Policy at American Progress. Cassady joined the organization after working as a senior professional staff member for Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) and the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee, where she focused on unconventional oil and gas development, climate change, air quality, and nuclear issues. Cassady has a particular interest in oil and gas drilling issues. She spearheaded an investigation into hydraulic fracturing, uncovering the continued use of diesel fuel in hydraulic fracturing and writing a first-of-its-kind report on the chemical components of hydraulic fracturing fluids. Cassady developed additional expertise on offshore oil and gas development as a key member of the Energy and Commerce Committee team investigating the BP Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill in 2010. She also served Rep. Waxman during his tenure as chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and helped investigate the events leading to the financial crisis in 2008. Before beginning her time in the House, Cassady was research director for Environment America and the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, where she worked with staff experts to develop and release hard-hitting reports on a range of energy, environment, and consumer protection issues. She is a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.

By Alison Cassady
States Have a Right to Protect Citizens From Air Pollution. But the EPA DisagreesFortuneAugust 7, 2018
Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Is an All-Out Assault on the EnvironmentFortuneFebruary 13, 2018
6 Things to Watch for in Trump’s Infrastructure ScamCenter for American ProgressFebruary 9, 2018
5 Ways EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt Is Saying One Thing and Doing the OtherCenter for American ProgressJanuary 29, 2018
Trump’s Infrastructure Scam Will Gut Environmental Protections To Benefit Corporate PollutersCenter for American ProgressJanuary 28, 2018
Secretary Perry’s Coal Bailout Would Silence Local Voices and Exacerbate Health RisksCenter for American ProgressNovember 20, 2017
Trump’s EPA Used Accounting Tricks to Justify Revoking the Clean Power PlanCenter for American ProgressOctober 10, 2017
4 Ways Trump and Congress Are Making It Harder to BreatheCenter for American ProgressJuly 28, 2017
Trump’s Hypocritical Budget for the Environmental Protection Agency Would Overwhelm StatesCenter for American ProgressJune 14, 2017
The Trump EPA Again Decided to Prioritize Oil Companies over Public HealthCenter for American ProgressMay 31, 2017
The Regulatory Accountability Act Would Spread the Asbestos ProblemCenter for American ProgressMay 12, 2017
The Powerful Corporations Pushing to Unravel Protections for Consumers, Public Health, and the EnvironmentCenter for American ProgressMay 9, 2017
The Top 7 Ways the Trump Administration Is Attacking Science at the EPACenter for American ProgressApril 21, 2017
Hidden Costs: President Trump’s Campaign to Erase the Social Cost of CarbonCenter for American ProgressApril 19, 2017
In First 100 Days, Congress Took Aim at the Democratic Foundations of America’s Environmental LawsCenter for American ProgressApril 13, 2017
Congress Moves to Prioritize Corporate Profits over Health and SafetyCenter for American ProgressMarch 1, 2017
President Trump’s Coming War on Science: Environment EditionCenter for American ProgressFebruary 21, 2017
Trump’s Pick to Lead EPA Would Cause Irreparable Damage to Our ClimateInsideSourcesJanuary 26, 2017
The Oil and Gas Companies Suing to Pollute Without LimitsCenter for American ProgressJanuary 26, 2017
The Many Times Scott Pruitt Chose Polluters over Children’s HealthCenter for American ProgressJanuary 17, 2017
The REINS Act: Handing the reins of public health and safety over to big corporationsMediumJanuary 4, 2017
Building a 21st Century EconomyCenter for American ProgressDecember 16, 2016
The Impact of Vehicle Automation on Carbon EmissionsCenter for American ProgressNovember 18, 2016
A Look at British Columbia’s Carbon TaxCenter for American ProgressSeptember 29, 2016
The People Have Spoken: Consistent Support for the Clean Power PlanCenter for American ProgressSeptember 29, 2016
The Costs of Climate InactionCenter for American ProgressSeptember 22, 2016
3 Reasons to Support the Clean Power Plan, and 1 Reason to Do Even MoreCenter for American ProgressSeptember 20, 2016
The Who’s Who of Methane Pollution in the Onshore Oil and Gas Production SectorCenter for American ProgressJune 20, 2016
What the government can learn from the private-sector about carbon pricingMarketWatchApril 28, 2016
Electric Utilities and the Future of Clean TransportationCenter for American ProgressApril 21, 2016
Proxy Carbon PricingCenter for American ProgressApril 18, 2016
Fixing the Foul PlayCenter for American ProgressMarch 29, 2016
Three Ways Congressional Mens Rea Proposals Could Allow White Collar Criminals to Escape ProsecutionCenter for American ProgressMarch 11, 2016
5 Reasons Why the EPA Should Limit Methane Pollution from All Sources in the Oil and Gas SectorCenter for American ProgressFebruary 4, 2016
Cutting Methane Pollution from the Oil and Gas Industry to Meet U.S. Climate CommitmentsCenter for American ProgressDecember 4, 2015
Protecting Public Health in the Fallout of the Volkswagen Pollution ScandalCenter for American ProgressOctober 19, 2015
A cleaner energy future for IndianaSouth Bend TribuneSeptember 30, 2015
Climate Change Threatens Electric Grid Reliability in the Midwest and Great PlainsCenter for American ProgressAugust 31, 2015
The Environmental Impacts of Exporting More American Crude OilCenter for American ProgressAugust 21, 2015
A Carbon Tax and the Clean Power Plan Would Work Together to Cut Greenhouse Gas EmissionsCenter for American ProgressJune 12, 2015
Cutting Carbon Pollution While Promoting Economic GrowthCenter for American ProgressMay 27, 2015
Carbon-Pollution Levels Have Fallen Since 2005 but Remain a Critical IssueCenter for American ProgressApril 22, 2015
The Clean Power Plan: A Critical Step Toward Decarbonizing America’s Energy SystemCenter for American ProgressApril 15, 2015
The Economic Fallout of the Freeze on Ohio’s Clean Energy SectorCenter for American ProgressMarch 10, 2015
Fact Sheet: Efforts to Repeal or Weaken Renewable Energy Schedules in the StatesCenter for American ProgressMarch 10, 2015
States Have a Responsibility to Support and Implement the Clean Power PlanCenter for American ProgressMarch 9, 2015
Potential Consumer Price Impacts of Efforts to Rapidly Expand Exports of Liquefied Natural GasCenter for American ProgressJanuary 27, 2015
Mitigating Natural Gas Use in the Electricity SectorCenter for American ProgressDecember 1, 2014
Complex Market Forces Are Challenging Appalachian Coal MiningCenter for American ProgressOctober 6, 2014