CPR Editorial Memoranda and Backgrounders
CPR Member Scholars distribute occasional editorial memoranda to columnists and editorial writers touching on a variety of timely public policy issues. Recent memoranda include:
February 17, 2012:
A Focus on Accountability: What the O’Malley Administration and the [Maryland] State Legislature Can Do to Save the Chesapeake Bay, by CPR President Rena Steinzor. August 31, 2011:
Regulation Under Attack: The Overlooked Story of How Regulations Protect Lives, by CPR Member Scholar Sidney Shapiro. February 14, 2011:
Editorial Memorandum on The REINS Act: The Conservative Push to Undercut Regulatory Protections for Health, Safety, and the Environment -- 2011 update, by Sidney Shapiro. December 28, 2010:
Editorial Memorandum on The REINS Act: The Conservative Push to Undercut Regulatory Protections for Health, Safety, and the Environment, by Sidney Shapiro. (This is the 2010 version of the paper. The bills were revised and reintroduced in 2011, and the white paper was revised accordingly.) February 22, 2010:
Editorial Memorandum on NHTSA's role in the Toyota Recalls, by Rena Steinzor and Sidney Shapiro. November 20, 2009:
Editorial Memo on the Obama Administration's Forthcoming Executive Order on Regulatory Process, by Rena Steinzor and Robert Glicksman. And the very similar press backgrounder. May 9, 2009:
Editorial Memorandum on , by CPR Member Scholar Rena Steinzor. Cost Benefit Analysis and the Sunstein Nomination March 6, 2009.
Editorial Memorandum on the Supreme Court , by CPR Member Scholars Thomas McGarity and Nina Mendelson. Ruling Against Preemption in Wyeth vs. Levine October 29, 2008.
Editorial Memorandum on , by CPR Member Scholar Thomas McGarity, in advance of oral arguments before the Supreme Court in FDA and Preemption of State Tort Laws: Wyeth vs. Levine Wyeth vs. Levine. October 1, 2008. "
," by CPR Member Scholar Rena Steinzor on what the autumn 2008 Wall Street crisis tells us about the dangers of deregulation of environmental health and safety. Regulation Makes a Comeback September 3, 2008.
Editorial Memorandum on
the Department of Labor's Proposed Risk Assessment Policy .
June 2, 2008. Editorial Memorandum on .
federal preemption of state and local climate change laws and policies April 28, 2008
. Editorial Memorandum on the with its April 2008 vehicle mileage standards. NHTSA’s effort to preempt state emissions standards March 10, 2003
. Editorial memorandum on , a provision in the FY 2004 Omnibus Appropriations bill, as enacted, that would result in pesticide- and chemical-raised meat being labeled as "organic" in grocery stores. federally sanctioned false labeling of meat raised on chemicals and pesticides December 19, 2003.
Editorial memorandum on Wendy Wagner/David Michaels proposal for in the regulatory process. (Read the disclosure of corporate influence on science proposal as published in Science Magazine.)