Industry-backed legislation now in Congress would make it considerably harder for victims of harmful chemicals to hold manufacturers accountable in court.
EPA Retreats on Enforcement
EPA's new strategic plan calls for less aggressive enforcement of the nation's environmental laws. A CPR Issue Alert calls EPA out on its retreat, warning of harm to Chesapeake Bay cleanup efforts.
Why Does Maryland Give Chesapeake Bay Polluters a Break?
Industrial-scale chicken farms are a huge source of Chesapeake Bay pollution, and new EPA water-quality requirements are Maryland's chance to get a handle on the problem. But the state's permitting process is far behind, and the state's waiving application fees that could help solve the problem.
FDA & OIRA Pit 'Cost' of Hand-Washing Against Disease-Prevention
A laughable calculation by FDA and OIRA of the "added" cost to agri-business from field workers washing their hands after going to the bathroom could result in weaker food safety regs.
7 Principles for Adaptation Policy-Making
Climate change's impacts hit the poor and vulnerable hardest. CPR's Alice Kaswan proposes seven principles to guide policy-making around climate change adaptation that respects environmental justice.
Is the SBA Office of Advocacy's opposition to environmental, health and safety regulations really in the interest of small business? Or is it doing big business's bidding?
According to a CPR White paper, day laborers are often at their employers' mercy when it comes to safety on the job. And mercy can be in short supply.
Saving the Chesapeake
The largest estuary in North America, the Chesapeake Bay is home to more than 3,600 species of plants and animals. But after years of pollution abetted by political failure, the Environmental Protection Agency has forced the issue, imposing new pollution limits in cooperation with the states in the region. Read about CPR Member Scholars' work to save the Chesapeake.