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Expertise: Energy and environmental policy

Greg Dotson is the Vice President for Energy Policy at American Progress. His work focuses on finding solutions to the nation’s energy and environmental challenges. For more than 18 years, Dotson was the lead environmental and energy staffer for Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-CA) and a top staffer on the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. His major accomplishments include House passage of comprehensive climate change legislation and the enactment of laws on clean energy, pesticide safety, drinking water, and clean air. Dotson has also devoted countless hours to the strategic defense of existing environmental protection laws.

Dotson is a 1995 graduate of the University of Oregon School of Law and earned an undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech.

By Greg Dotson
The Flawed Congressional Argument Against the Clean Power PlanMorning ConsultSeptember 26, 2016
Carbon Pricing in a Fiscal ContextCenter for American ProgressJune 29, 2016
Fixing the Foul PlayCenter for American ProgressMarch 29, 2016
An Opportunity to Develop a North American Price on CarbonCenter for American ProgressMarch 17, 2016
Three Ways Congressional Mens Rea Proposals Could Allow White Collar Criminals to Escape ProsecutionCenter for American ProgressMarch 11, 2016
How Congress Should Respond to the Flint Water CrisisCenter for American ProgressFebruary 17, 2016
Republican legacy on international climate policyThe HillNovember 30, 2015
Protecting Public Health in the Fallout of the Volkswagen Pollution ScandalCenter for American ProgressOctober 19, 2015
Despite the Pope’s Pleas, Congress Resists Action on Climate ChangeTakePartSeptember 30, 2015
U.S.-China Climate Announcements Lay Foundation for Success in ParisCenter for American ProgressSeptember 25, 2015
Appropriations Showdown on Climate ChangeCenter for American ProgressSeptember 15, 2015
Testimony of Greg Dotson Before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on Energy Infrastructure LegislationSenate Energy and Natural Resources CommitteeMay 21, 2015
A Forward-Looking Agenda for the Nation’s Public Utility CommissionsCenter for American ProgressMay 14, 2015
The Buildings of Tomorrow Are Here TodayCenter for American ProgressApril 30, 2015
Revitalizing AppalachiaCenter for American ProgressFebruary 9, 2015
How State Future Funds Can Help States Build Resilient Infrastructure and Cut Carbon PollutionCenter for American ProgressJanuary 16, 2015
Rising to the ChallengeCenter for American ProgressNovember 7, 2014
House lawsuit reveals GOP’s empty ‘climate change’ blusterThe HillJuly 18, 2014