Started on staff: 2017
B.A., magna cum laude, George Washington University; J.D., George Washington University Law School
Matt oversees PIRG’s toxics, transportation and zero waste campaigns and leads PIRG’s climate program to promote a cleaner, healthier future for all Americans. Matt lives in Amherst, Massachusetts, with his wife, two daughters and chihuahua.
Posts by Matt Casale
Environmental, consumer groups announce groundbreaking greenwashing lawsuit against DC gas company
New report outlines how electric school buses could speed transition to clean electric grid
As early as next month, billions of new federal dollars will start to become available for school districts across the country to transition to clean, electric school buses. Today, most of the nation’s nearly half a million school buses run on diesel fuel, producing harmful emissions that children are forced to breathe. With the support of the World Resources Institute’s Electric School Bus Initiative, U.S. PIRG Education Fund, Environment America Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group are releasing a new report examining how the transition to electric school buses, in addition to keeping diesel exhaust out of developing lungs, could help speed up the expansion of clean energy by providing a critical source of reliable battery storage.
Freeways aren’t free
How we pay for transportation, why it’s not working, and how to fix it.
New report: Money for nothing? How to make better use of our transportation dollars
Gas taxes are supposed to pay for the construction and maintenance of roads, but too often, they don’t, according to a new report from U.S. PIRG Education Fund and Frontier Group. The report, Shifting Gears, suggests that to build a cleaner, safer and more affordable transportation system, it is time to shift gears.