In its ongoing assault on our safeguards, Congress has made ample use of a once obscure law, using the Congressional Review Act to repeal more than a dozen vital safeguards. CPR's latest report assesses the damage and calls for repeal.
Halftime for the Chesapeake Bay
The effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay to health reaches a critical juncture this year, and CPR is keeping a watchful eye on progress. Check out CPR's Chesapeake Bay Midpoint Assessment page to see the latest.
Trading Away Clean Water Progress in the Chesapeake
Maryland has issued rules to govern a water pollution trading market aimed at protecting the Chesapeake Bay. Analysis from CPR and the Environmental Integrity Project says the rules miss the mark.
Stormwater runoff from industrial sites in Maryland is a threat to public health and the environment, which is why polluters are supposed to get a permit, stay within pollution limits, and report results of testing. Barely half are, according to a report from CPR and the Environmental Integrity Project.
CPR Database Tracks Prosecutions of Crimes Against Workers
Light fines for employer-caused worker deaths and injuries are all too common. But some local prosecutors are rising to the challenge. Check out CPR's new, first-of-its-kind database of state criminal cases against employers whose safety violations hurt or killed workers.
Reaching Higher Ground
Rising sea levels and other climate-change induced challenges are forcing whole American communities to seek new homes. CPR's new guide highlights key tools for adaptation.
The Congressional Review Act by the Numbers
A key element of the ongoing assault on our safeguards by the congressional GOP and President Trump relied on what was once a little-used law to repeal a host of Obama-era rules protecting health, safety and the environment. CPR's report assesses the damage.
OIRA's Role in the Assault on Our Safeguards
A new report from CPR examines the Trump White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, and the president's nominee to serve as its 'regulatory czar.'