Alison Grass

Alison Grass

Alison Grass is a researcher for the water program at Food & Water Watch. She is an experienced watchdog/public interest researcher whose work focuses on energy issues, hydraulic fracturing and the corporate control of water resources (as it relates to bottled water). She also has experience doing research on campaign finance and money in politics.

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At Shale Insight, Perc Pineda, an economist with the Plastics Industry Association said, "the capacity to produce ethylene – from 2010 to 2020 is expected to grow by more than 60% - according to ACC and that will benefit plastics manufacturing." However, plastics production is inherently wasteful; the largest sector is packaging, which creates materials that are immediately thrown away. Views
Friday, October 06, 2017
Big Surprise: Energy Industry Has a Best Friend in the Oval Office
Last week I had the opportunity to attend the annual Shale Insight fracking conference in Pittsburgh. During my two days there, it was made quite clear that the industry feels optimistic about the Trump Administration’s environmental deregulation plans, which were confirmed during the closing...
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Alabama: The Next Tar Sands Frontier?
If you’re like me, you probably have a special spot in your heart for your hometown and home state. I grew up in Alabama, in the countryside, in a house surrounded by several sprawling acres of trees, farmland and open space.
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Saturday, July 27, 2013
Moving Dirty Crudes, Another Threat Posed by Dirty Fossil Fuels
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Tuesday, August 21, 2012
No Person Shall Be Deprived of Life, Liberty or Property… Unless the Oil and Gas Industry Says So
Eminent domain, the government’s right to condemn (or take) private land for “public use,” has at times been a highly contentious topic because it can displace people from their homes to make way for construction of different projects, like highways or roads, civic buildings and other types of public infrastructure. However, what some may not realize is that several states have granted eminent domain authority to certain private entities, including oil and gas companies.
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