Environment & Energy

Our planet faces unprecedented environmental challenges, threatening ecosystems, species, coastal communities, and all too often, human life itself. Heading the list of threats is climate change, with its promise of drastic environmental, economic, and cultural upheaval. But we also face persistent problems of air and water pollution, toxic wastes, cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay and other Great Waters, and protecting natural resources and wildlife.

Central to the environmental health of the nation and the planet is decreasing our dependence on energy derived from burning fossil fuels. Our continued reliance on these sources is literally endangering the planet's ability to sustain life as we know it. Yet many policymakers, with the financial and rhetorical support of energy companies bent on making a profit at the cost of the planet's health, continue to resist desperately needed reforms. Read about CPR’s work protecting the environment in reports, testimony, op-eds and more. Use the search box to narrow the list.

Webinar: Climate Justice: Holding the Fossil Fuel Industry Accountable Through State Tort Law

On March 24, 2020, webinar participants heard from from  three leading experts on the climate crisis and tort law about the growing movement of local and state governments, as well as small business owners and workers, seeking climate justice in state courts across the United States. The discussion of these climate justice lawsuits considered recent, ongoing, and prospective litigation, as well as the increasingly clear science showing that the harms of climate change are largely attributable to fossil fuel producers. Presenters also examined the legal, policy, and scientific challenges for plaintiffs, which include local governments in California, Colorado, Maryland, as well as the state of Rhode Island and the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations.

Type: Webinars (March 24, 2020)
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Author(s): Alexandra Klass, David Flores
Comments to SEC on Disclosure of Payments by Resource Extraction Issuers

Comments to SEC on Proposed Rule for Disclosure of Payments by Resource Extraction Issuers. Joint letter from Daniel Farber, Richard Murphy and James Goodwin opposing an effort by the SEC to use the Congressional Review Act to justify issuing a weaker rule than what Congress called for in Dodd-Frank.

Type: Letters to Agencies (March 16, 2020)
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Author(s): Daniel Farber, Richard Murphy, James Goodwin
From border security to climate change, national emergency declarations raise hard questions about presidential power

"Presidential emergency powers could provide useful tools for addressing climate change, but taking this route sets an important precedent," Dan Farber writes for The Conversation. "If presidents increasingly make free use of emergency powers to achieve policy goals, this approach could become the new normal – with a serious potential for abuse of power and ill-considered decisions."

Type: Op-Eds (March 10, 2020)
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Author(s): Daniel Farber
Darya Minovi's Testimony for Maryland Legislature on Discharge Permits

Darya Minovi's testimony before the Maryland House of Delegates Committee on Environment and Transportation in support of HB1312, a bill addressing Water Pollution Control, Discharge Permits, and Industrial Poultry Operations, March 4, 2020.

Type: Legislative Testimony (March 4, 2020)
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Author(s): Darya Minovi
Joint letter to the Maryland General Assembly re the Environmental Transparency and Accountability Act

Joint letter from the Chesapeake Legal Alliance, Center for Progressive Reform, Environmental Integrity Project, and Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Inc., to the Members of the Maryland General Assembly in support of the Environmental Transparency and Accountability Act, March 2, 2020.

Type: Legislative Testimony (March 2, 2020)
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Author(s): Matt Shudtz
Sarah Krakoff's Testimony on Tribal Cultural Sites and Border Wall Construction

Sarah Krakoff's February 26, 2020, testimony before the House Natural Resources Committee's Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States on harm done to tribal cultural sites during construction of President Trump's southern border wall.

Type: Legislative Testimony (Feb. 26, 2020)
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Author(s): Sarah Krakoff
Webinar: Climate Justice: How Enforcement Can Help Communities at Risk

On February 26, 2020, CPR Board Member Joel Mintz, Cynthia Rice of California Rural Legal Assistance, and Jon Mueller of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation discussed challenging low-road employers who take advantage of people who face immediate threats from extreme heat, holding polluters accountable for their contributions to the climate crisis, and the challenges of using 1970s-era laws to address community-level impacts of the climate crisis and opportunities for progress.

Type: Webinars (Feb. 26, 2020)
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Author(s): Joel Mintz
EPA Enforcement in Distress — and More Trouble Is Brewing

Writing in The Revelator, CPR's Joel Mintz describes yet another White House effort to weaken environmental safeguards, this time by "quietly and ominously ask[ing] polluters to help identify new opportunities for deregulation."

Type: Op-Eds (Feb. 24, 2020)
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Argument preview: Justices to consider whether the Appalachian Trail blocks proposed natural gas pipeline

Writing in SCOTUSBlog, CPR's Noah Sachs previews the Supreme Court's upcoming argument in U.S. Forest Service v. Cowpasture River Preservation Association and Atlantic Coast Pipeline LLC v. Cowpasture River Preservation Association. The cases pit a pipeline developer and the U.S. Forest Service against environmentalists fighting to preserve the Appalachian Trail.

Type: Op-Eds (Feb. 18, 2020)
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Author(s): Noah Sachs
Webinar: What Migration Means for Labor and Communities

On January 31, 2020, CPR President Rob Verchick hosted a webinar featuring CPR Member Scholar Maxine Burkett, Resilience Force's Saket Soni, and Florida State's Matt Hauer -- an engaging discussion about the biggest climate migration and resilience challenges that residents and workers are facing in communities across the U.S., legal and policy barriers, emerging research and solutions, and opportunities for engagement. Watch and listen!

Type: Webinars (Jan. 31, 2020)
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Author(s): Robert Verchick, Maxine Burkett, Katie Tracy
Trump Is Trying to Cripple the Environment and Democracy

Writing in The Hill, Robert Glicksman and Alejandro Camacho dissect the Trump administration's latest effort to enfeeble environmental protections, this time by devising new regulations intended to undercut the National Environment Policy Act.

Type: Op-Eds (Jan. 18, 2020)
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Author(s): Robert Glicksman, Alejandro Camacho
President Trump Shouldn't Neuter National Environmental Policy

Writing in the Dallas Morning News, Tom McGarity looks at the Trump push to gut the National Environmental Policy Act

Type: Op-Eds (Jan. 14, 2020)
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Author(s): Thomas McGarity
Trump rollback of two safeguards increases threat of chemical disaster in Virginia

In an op-ed in the Roanoke Times, CPR's David Flores describes the real-world impact of President Trump's push to roll back safeguards against environmental disasters.

Type: Op-Eds (Jan. 1, 2020)
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Author(s): David Flores
Joint Letter to MDE on Stormwater Permits and AFOs

CPR was one of 10 organizations calling for significant improvements in the state's stormwater permit program as it relates to industrial animal feeding operations (AFOs), December 26, 2019.

Type: Letters to Agencies (Dec. 26, 2019)
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Author(s): Matt Shudtz
Webinar: Achieving Social Justice Through Better Regulation

Following up on CPR's June 2019 Regulation as Social Justice Conference, and the subsequent report on it, on December 11, 2019, Anne Rolfes of the Louisiana Bucket Brigade and CPR's Amy Sinden and James Goodwin discussed the future of regulation, and how it can do a better job of serving the interests of the political dispossessed.

Type: Webinars (Dec. 11, 2019)
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Author(s): Amy Sinden, James Goodwin
The rise and quick fall of the West tragedy's EPA rule

The rise and quick fall of the West tragedy's EPA rule, by Thomas McGarity, December 7, 2019, in The Waco Tribune

Type: Op-Eds (Dec. 7, 2019)
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Author(s): Thomas McGarity
The Port Neches disaster shows the risk of Trump rolling back environmental regulations

The Port Neches disaster shows the risk of Trump rolling back environmental regulations, by Thomas McGarity, December 5, 2019, The Dallas Morning News

Type: Op-Eds (Dec. 5, 2019)
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Author(s): Thomas McGarity
The Trump Administration's Insult to West, Texas

The Trump Administration's Insult to West, Texas, by Thomas McGarity, December 1, 2019, The Austin American-Statesman

Type: Op-Eds (Dec. 1, 2019)
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Author(s): Thomas McGarity
With Port Neches burning, do we really think gutting the EPA is wise

With Port Neches burning, do we really think gutting the EPA is wise?, by Thomas McGarity, November 29, 2019, The Houston Chronicle

Type: Op-Eds (Nov. 29, 2019)
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Eventually, Paris withdrawal will overshadow impeachment

In an op-ed in the Orlando Sentinel, CPR's Joel Mintz writes that President Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accords will be seen by historians as a greater disgrace than his impeachment.

Type: Op-Eds (Nov. 26, 2019)
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Climate Justice: State Courts and the Fight for Equity

Given the scope of the damage from climate change, individuals, organizations, and specific jurisdictions have turned to litigation to hold industry accountable for past and continuing behavior. Such litigation is the only way those who have suffered climate-related damage can seek recourse for loss of homes, livelihoods, health, and the death and injury of loved ones. It could also have an important impact on climate change policy in the United States. Read CPR's November 2019 report on the trend toward state-based litigation.

Type: Reports (Nov. 12, 2019)
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Author(s): Karen Sokol, Thomas McGarity, Sidney Shapiro, David Flores
New Report: State Court Lawsuits Hold Promise of Climate Accountability and Compensation

State courts are an emerging venue for victims of climate-change-induced harms to hold corporate polluters accountable. Read the news release over CPR's November 2019 Climate Justice report.

Type: News Releases (Nov. 12, 2019)
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Justices to consider reach of Clean Water Act's permitting requirement

Lisa Heinzerling previews arguments in County of Maui, Hawaii v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund, a key Clean Water Act case before the Supreme Court in its 2019-2020 term.

Type: Op-Eds (Nov. 4, 2019)
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Author(s): Lisa Heinzerling
Trump’s Decision to Hamstring California’s Climate Authority Is Illogical and Uninformed

Trump’s Decision to Hamstring California’s Climate Authority Is Illogical and Uninformed, by Alejandro Camacho and Robert Glicksman, October 4, 2019, The Revelator

Type: Op-Eds (Oct. 4, 2019)
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Author(s): Alejandro Camacho, Robert Glicksman
Regulation as Social Justice: A Crowdsourced Blueprint for Building a Progressive Regulatory System

On June 5, 2019, the Center for Progressive Reform hosted a first-of-its-kind, one-day convening that brought together a diverse group of more than 60 progressive activists and academics. Our purpose was to begin the process of developing a progressive vision of the U.S. regulatory system – one that is not only robust and responsive enough to meet the immediate challenge of protecting people and the environment against unacceptable risks, but that also is institutionally designed to promote the broader social goals of justice and equity. CPR's James Goodwin synthesized the ideas into a report.

Type: Reports (Sept. 25, 2019)
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September 25, 2019, New Report Crowd-Sourced from Advocates Lays Out Progressive Vision for Just and Equitable Regulatory System

A new report from CPR compiles crowd-sourced ideas for making the regulatory system more just and equitable.

Type: News Releases (Sept. 25, 2019)
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Another Trump rollback that will harm Texans

Another Trump rollback that will harm Texans, op-ed by Thomas McGarity

Type: Op-Eds (Sept. 8, 2019)
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Author(s): Thomas McGarity
Trump Administration Rollbacks Disable Environmental Planning and Democracy

Trump Administration Rollbacks Disable Environmental Planning and Democracy, op-ed by Alejandro Camacho in The Hill

Type: Op-Eds (Sept. 3, 2019)
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Author(s): Alejandro Camacho
Statement Of Principles For Environmental Justice Legislation

Letter to Chairman Raúl Grijalva and Rep. Donald McEachin of the House Committee on Natural Resources offering support and comments on a proposed statement of principles for environmental justice legislation, from CPR's Richard Murphy, Sidney Shapiro, and James Goodwin, August 24, 2019.

Type: Legislative Testimony (Aug. 24, 2019)
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Author(s): Richard Murphy, Sidney Shapiro, James Goodwin
Congress Should Support Clean Energy Research and Development

Congress Should Support Clean Energy Research and Development, op-ed by Joseph P. Tomain

Type: Op-Eds (Aug. 21, 2019)
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Author(s): Joseph Tomain
We Need a Climate Plan for Agriculture
We Need a Climate Plan for Agriculture, op-ed by Laurie Ristino
Type: Op-Eds (Aug. 15, 2019)
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Author(s): Laurie Ristino
Can the Appalachian Trail Block a Natural Gas Pipeline?

Can the Appalachian Trail Block a Natural Gas Pipeline?, op-ed by Noah Sachs in American Prospect

Type: Op-Eds (Aug. 14, 2019)
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Author(s): Noah Sachs
Choose Clean Water Coalition Follow-Up Letter to EPA on Chesapeake Bay WIPs

CPR joined other members of the Choose Clean Water Coalition in a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency, taking it to task for failing to ensure that the Watershed Implementation Plans (WIPs) submitted by the Chesapeake Bay states were adequate to achieve the 2025 pollution-reduction goals. August 5, 2019. 

Type: Letters to Agencies (Aug. 5, 2019)
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Trump Trashes the Environment, Calls It Leadership

Trump Trashes the Environment, Calls It Leadership, op-ed by Joel Mintz

Type: Op-Eds (July 17, 2019)
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Author(s): Joel Mintz
July 16, 2019, New Issue Brief Explains Why Carbon Pricing Is Essential – But Not Sufficient on Its Own – to Combat Climate Change

News release: A new CPR report on the carbon pricing, why it's essential, and why it's not enough on its own.

Type: News Releases (July 16, 2019)
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Carbon Pricing: Essential But Insufficient

Carbon pricing continues to be a hot-button issue, a promising tool in the effort to stave off climate change, but one roundly opposed by industry. In her June 19 issue brief, CPR's Alice Kaswan argues that carbon pricing is necessary, but both practically and politically insufficient for achieving a clean energy transition. June 2019.

Type: Reports (June 28, 2019)
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Letter to EPA on 2019 Chesapeake Bay WIPs

CPR joined 35 other members of the Choose Clean Water Coalition in comments to EPA on the 2019 Watershed Implementation Plans submitted by the Chesapeake Bay states, noting that the plans "do not ... provide the necessary assurances and accountability." May 24, 2019.

Type: Letters to Agencies (May 24, 2019)
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The 2019 WIPs: An Evaluation of the Watershed Implementation Plans Submitted by Maryland, Virginia & Pennsylvania

In April 2019, each of the Chesapeake Bay states submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the public drafts of their Phase III Watershed Implementation Plans, encompassing their plans for meeting the 2025 pollution reduction targets. CPR's Evan Isaacson evaluates the plans put forward by the three states responsible for the bulk of the pollution in the Bay, Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania. A companion analysis by David Flores examines whether and how well the plans account for the impacts of climate change.

Type: Reports (May 16, 2019)
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Author(s): David Flores
How Climate Change Will Affect Real Lives

Dan Farber, writing in the Revelator takes a close look at how climate change will play out in the life of someone born in 2000.

Type: Op-Eds (May 3, 2019)
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Author(s): Daniel Farber
Comments on EPA's MATS Reconsideration Proposal

Joint comments from CPR's Dan Farber, Catherine O'Neill, Rena Steinzor, and James Goodwin on the EPA's effort to undercut the Mercury and Air Toxics Standard (MATS rule), by eliminating consideration of "co-benefits," and with it, to lay groundwork for eliminating consideration of co-benefits from cost-benefit analyses for future environmental regulation, April 17, 2019.

Type: Letters to Agencies (April 17, 2019)
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Author(s): Daniel Farber, Catherine O'Neill, Rena Steinzor, James Goodwin
Comments on Proposed Waters of the United States Rewrite

Comments on Proposed Waters of the United States Rewrite. Joint comments from more than 20 CPR Member Scholars on the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers proposal to weaken the Waters of the United States rule, April 15, 2019.

Type: Letters to Agencies (April 15, 2019)
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A defeat on offshore drilling extends the Trump administration's losing streak in court
A defeat on offshore drilling extends the Trump administration's losing streak in court, op-ed by Alejandro Camacho and Robert Glicksman
Type: Op-Eds (April 9, 2019)
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Author(s): Robert Glicksman, Alejandro Camacho
Enforce environmental laws before there's a fire

Enforce environmental laws before there's a fire, op-ed by Victor Flatt

Type: Op-Eds (April 7, 2019)
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Author(s): Victor Flatt
Opinion analysis: The justices wish Sturgeon 'good hunting' in Sturgeon v. Frost
Opinion analysis: The justices wish Sturgeon 'good hunting' in Sturgeon v. Frost, op-ed by Sandra Zellmer
Type: Op-Eds (March 27, 2019)
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Author(s): Sandra Zellmer
Relax: Green New Deal Means Practical Innovations

Relax: Green New Deal Means Practical Innovations, op-ed by Joseph P. Tomain

Type: Op-Eds (March 22, 2019)
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Author(s): Joseph Tomain
A Call to Action on the Risk of Toxic Floodwaters in Virginia

A Call to Action on the Risk of Toxic Floodwaters in Virginia, op-ed by Noah Sachs and David Flores

Type: Op-Eds (March 13, 2019)
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Author(s): Noah Sachs, David Flores
Trump's National Monument Mischief
Trump's National Monument Mischief, op-ed by Sarah Krakoff and Robert Anderson
Type: Op-Eds (March 13, 2019)
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Author(s): Sarah Krakoff
Youth Leadership Needed In Time of Climate Uncertainty
Youth Leadership Needed In Time of Climate Uncertainty, op-ed by Maxine Burkett and Maya Soetoro-Ng
Type: Op-Eds (March 13, 2019)
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Author(s): Maxine Burkett
Toxic Floodwaters: The Threat of Climate-Driven Chemical Disaster in the James River Watershed

The James River watershed in Virginia is particularly vulnerable to the consequences of climate change. It faces higher than average sea-level rise, intensifying precipitation rates, and increased hurricane risks. As major storms cause serious and potentially toxic flooding in the James River watershed – and elsewhere in the United States – residents are reminded that the industries surrounding them are not doing enough to plan and adapt to our changing world.

Type: Reports (March 7, 2019)
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Author(s): Noah Sachs, David Flores
March 6, 2019, New Report Highlights Climate Change, Toxic Flooding Threats to Vulnerable Communities in Virginia

A new report highlights the role climate change and the lack of adequate planning and preparation plays in increasing the threats of toxic floodwaters, with a focus on Virginia.

Type: News Releases (March 6, 2019)
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With One Tweak, the Green New Deal Could Be Great for Houston

With One Tweak, the Green New Deal Could Be Great for Houston, op-ed by Victor Flatt

Type: Op-Eds (March 2, 2019)
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Dismissing the Green New Deal as 'Socialism' Ignores Reality of Climate Crisis

Dismissing the Green New Deal as 'Socialism' Ignores Reality of Climate Crisis, op-ed by Alice Kaswan

Type: Op-Eds (Feb. 28, 2019)
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Author(s): Alice Kaswan
Rikers Island Should Get Green Infrastructure
Rikers Island Should Get Green Infrastructure, op-ed by Costa Constantinides and Rebecca Bratspies
Type: Op-Eds (Feb. 27, 2019)
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Author(s): Rebecca Bratspies
It's Official: Trump's policies deter EPA staff from enforcing the law

It's Official: Trump's policies deter EPA staff from enforcing the law, op-ed by Joel Mintz

Type: Op-Eds (Feb. 16, 2019)
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Author(s): Joel Mintz
Joint Comments on proposal from the National Archives and Department of Interior

Joint comments from CPR and other institutions to the National Archives and Records Administration's on the Department of Interior's natural resources planning and development document records schedule, November 26, 2018.

Type: Letters to Agencies (Nov. 26, 2018)
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Webinar: Post-Midterms Analysis of the 2018 Farm Bill Conservation Title

In 2018, the U.S. House and Senate passed drastically different versions of the 2018 Farm Bill. Families across the country are anxiously watching as the conference committee tries to reconcile policy differences related to work requirements for SNAP benefits. And conservation-minded farmers are concerned because programs that help them keep their land productive and resilient are on the chopping block. On Thursday, November 15, 2018, CPR hosted a webinar featuring four national experts (Laurie Ristino, Ferd Hoefner, Caroline Kitchens, Alexandra Murdoch) sharing their analysis of what the midterm elections mean for the 2018 Farm Bill, with a focus on the conservation title.

Type: Webinars (Nov. 15, 2018)
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Author(s): Laurie Ristino
Joint Letter to Members of Congress from the Clean Budget Coalition urging passage of remaining FY19 appropriations bills without "poison pill" ideological policy riders

Joint Letter to Members of Congress from the Clean Budget Coalition urging passage of remaining FY19 appropriations bills without "poison pill" ideological policy riders, November 13, 2018.

Type: Legislative Testimony (Nov. 13, 2018)
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Justices express skepticism over using legislative motive in preemption analysis

Writing in SCOTUSblog, Emily Hammond reviews oral arguments in Virginia Uranium Mining v Warren.

Type: Op-Eds (Nov. 6, 2018)
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Yukon-Charley continues to commandeer gray cells

Sandra Zellmer, writing for SCOTUSblog reviews arguments in a key case over protections of national park land.

Type: Op-Eds (Nov. 6, 2018)
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Author(s): Sandra Zellmer
State pollution-permitting must be reformed to adapt to climate change

Writing in the Bay Journal, David Flores focuses on Maryland's pollution permitting and its impact on the Chesapeake Bay

Type: Op-Eds (Nov. 1, 2018)
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Author(s): David Flores
Can a hovercraft navigate the shoals of Yukon-Charley?

CPR's Sandi Zellmer previews a case over regulation of navigable waters and public lands.

Type: Op-Eds (Oct. 29, 2018)
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Author(s): Sandra Zellmer
Justices may consider role of legislative motive in preemption analysis

In SCOTUSblog, Emily Hammond previews a preemption case before the Supreme Court.

Type: Op-Eds (Oct. 29, 2018)
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Trump rolls back clean car standards as air quality worsens

Alice Kaswan, writing in The Fresno Bee, on the Trump administration's rollback of clean car standards

Type: Op-Eds (Oct. 25, 2018)
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Author(s): Alice Kaswan
As hurricanes expose inequalities, civil courts may be 'great equalizer'

As hurricanes expose inequalities, civil courts may be ‘great equalizer,’ by Martha McCluskey and Sidney Shapiro, October 16, 2018, The Hill 

Type: Op-Eds (Oct. 16, 2018)
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Author(s): Martha McCluskey, Sidney Shapiro
Blind focus on 'energy dominance' may cripple Endangered Species Act

Writing in The Hill, Alejandro Camacho and Melissa Kelly examine the Trump assault on the Endangered Species Act.

Type: Op-Eds (Oct. 4, 2018)
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Author(s): Alejandro Camacho
Webinar: From Surviving to Thriving: Equity in Disaster Planning and Recovery

CPR President Rob Verchick, climate resilience expert Joyce Coffee, and Pulitzer Prize-winning environmental journalist Bob Marshall discuss lessons learned about resilience and equity in a world of bigger and stronger storms.

Type: Webinars (Oct. 4, 2018)
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Author(s): Robert Verchick
From Surviving to Thriving: Equity in Disaster Planning and Recovery

CPR's new report brings together leading legal scholars to offer analysis and policy recommendations in From Surviving to Thriving: Equity in Disaster Planning and Recovery.

Type: Reports (Sept. 5, 2018)
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Author(s): Rebecca Bratspies, Maxine Burkett, John Echeverria, Daniel Farber, Victor Flatt, David Flores, Alyson Flournoy, Alice Kaswan, Christine Klein, Joel Mintz, Sidney Shapiro, Karen Sokol, Joseph Tomain, Katie Tracy, Robert Verchick
September 5, 2018, New Report on Disasters and Climate Change Shows How Government Can Help Communities Move from Surviving to Thriving

September 5, 2018, New Report on Disasters and Climate Change Shows How Government Can Help Communities Move from Surviving to Thriving

Type: News Releases (Sept. 5, 2018)
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Trump’s Proposal to Replace the Clean Power Plan Endangers Public Health

Joel Mintz, writing for The Revelator, examines the Trump EPA's feeble substitute for the Clean Power Plan.

Type: Op-Eds (Aug. 29, 2018)
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Author(s): Joel Mintz
What will protect Houston's air from Trump's EPA?

Writing in the Houston Chronicle, Victor Flatt challenges Trump's EPA.

Type: Op-Eds (Aug. 27, 2018)
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Author(s): Victor Flatt
Joint Letter to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler re Regulatory Science Proposal

Joint Letter to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler re Regulatory Science Proposal. CPR joins in comments from 77 organizations calling on Wheeler to withdraw a proposal from his predecessor, Scott Pruitt, that would distort the science used in the agency's rulemaking, August 15, 2018.

Type: Letters to Agencies (Aug. 15, 2018)
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Joint Letter to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler re Cost-Benefit Analysis Proposal

Joint Letter to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler re Cost-Benefit Analysis Proposal from CPR Member Scholars. Nineteen CPR Member Scholars joined in comments calling on Wheeler to withdraw an Advance Notice of Public Rulemaking on cost-benefit analysis. August 13, 2018.

Type: Letters to Agencies (Aug. 13, 2018)
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Author(s): David Adelman, Alejandro Camacho, Kirsten Engel, Victor Flatt, Alexandra Klass, Thomas McGarity, Rebecca Bratspies, Heather Elliott, Daniel Farber, Robert Glicksman, Martha McCluskey, Joel Mintz, Richard Murphy, Amy Sinden, Rena Steinzor, Robert Verchick, Sidney Shapiro, Karen Sokol, Joseph Tomain
Proposed rollbacks in vehicle emission limits pose serious environmental threats

Joel Mintz in The Hill: Proposed rollbacks in vehicle emission limits pose serious environmental threats

Type: Op-Eds (Aug. 8, 2018)
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Author(s): Joel Mintz
Kavanaugh's political leanings likely will be written into law

CPR's Joseph Tomain on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's likely impact on the judiciary.

Type: Op-Eds (Aug. 6, 2018)
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Author(s): Joseph Tomain
New EPA administrator, same menace to the environment

Joel Mintz op-ed in Miami Herald: New EPA administrator, same menace to the environment

Type: Op-Eds (July 31, 2018)
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Author(s): Joel Mintz
Kavanaugh may limit environmental protections if confirmed to Supreme Court

Joel Mintz in the South Florida Sun Sentinel: Kavanaugh may limit environmental protections if confirmed to Supreme Court

Type: Op-Eds (July 27, 2018)
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Author(s): Joel Mintz
Trump's policies blasting at the foundation of conservation in public land law

Trump's policies blasting at the foundation of conservation in public land law, op-ed by Robert Glicksman

Type: Op-Eds (July 17, 2018)
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Author(s): Robert Glicksman
U-Turn on Twin Metals a massive giveaway of irreplaceable public resources

U-Turn on Twin Metals a massive giveaway of irreplaceable public resources, op-ed by Alexandra Klass and Sandra Zellmer

Type: Op-Eds (July 17, 2018)
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Author(s): Alexandra Klass, Sandra Zellmer
Pruitt Praised Scalia, But His Actions Sing a Different Tune

Pruitt Praised Scalia, But His Actions Sing a Different Tune, op-ed by William Buzbee

Type: Op-Eds (July 6, 2018)
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Author(s): William Buzbee
Joint Letter from 11 CPR Member Scholars to House Judiciary Committee re Concerns with HR 4423, the North Texas Water Supply Security Act of 2017.

Joint Letter from 11 CPR Member Scholars to the Chair and Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee re Concerns with HR 4423, the North Texas Water Supply Security Act of 2017, June 12, 2018.

Type: Legislative Testimony (June 12, 2018)
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Author(s): David Driesen, Alyson Flournoy, Dale Goble, Christine Klein, Mary Lyndon, Thomas McGarity, Joel Mintz, Sidney Shapiro, Robert Verchick
Stopping rules would say when it's time to shift from debating to acting

Stopping rules would say when it's time to shift from debating to acting, op-ed by David Flores

Type: Op-Eds (June 8, 2018)
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Author(s): David Flores
Halftime for the Chesapeake Bay

The long-running effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay to health has reached a critical juncture. The current restoration effort known as the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for the Bay established 2017 as the first of two key deadlines. By then, the state and federal partners were to have in place 60 percent of all projects, practices, and policies needed to reach final pollution reduction targets by 2025.

Type: Reports (May 28, 2018)
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Author(s): David Flores
Why Cities Are Putting Big Oil on Trial for Climate Change

Why Cities Are Putting Big Oil on Trial for Climate Change, op-ed by Lisa Heinzerling

Type: Op-Eds (May 22, 2018)
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Author(s): Lisa Heinzerling
Decline in EPA Enforcement Won't Keep Climate Bill from Coming

Decline in EPA Enforcement Won't Keep Climate Bill from Coming, op-ed by Joel Mintz in The Hill

Type: Op-Eds (April 24, 2018)
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Joint Letter from more than 100 scholars to the House Committee on Natural Resources on the National Environmental Policy Act. April 24, 2018.
Joint Letter from more than 100 scholars to the House Committee on Natural Resources on the National Environmental Policy Act. April 24, 2018.
Type: Legislative Testimony (April 24, 2018)
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Congress Just Gave Big Agriculture the Pollution Green Light

Congress Just Gave Big Agriculture the Pollution Green Light, op-ed by Laurie Ristino

Type: Op-Eds (March 27, 2018)
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Author(s): Laurie Ristino
Coalition letter to Bay Jurisdictions Principals Staff Committee re accounting for climate change in Chesapeake Bay cleanup planning

Coalition letter to Bay Jurisdictions Principals Staff Committee re accounting for climate change in Chesapeake Bay cleanup planning, February 23, 2018

Type: Letters to Agencies (Feb. 23, 2018)
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Emily Hammond's testimony to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce on Clean Air Act Enforcement in the wake of Scott Pruitt's announcement of drastic changes.

Emily Hammond's February 14, 2018, testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce on Clean Air Act Enforcement in the wake of Scott Pruitt's announcement of drastic changes.

Type: Legislative Testimony (Feb. 14, 2018)
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Bay Jurisdictions' No-Action Climate Policy Puts Restoration in Peril

Bay Jurisdictions' No-Action Climate Policy Puts Restoration in Peril, op-ed by Rena Steinzor and David Flores

Type: Op-Eds (Feb. 1, 2018)
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Author(s): David Flores, Rena Steinzor
Turning power over to states won't improve protection for endangered species

Turning power over to states won't improve protection for endangered species, op-ed by Alejandro Camacho and Michael Robinson-Dorn

Type: Op-Eds (Jan. 11, 2018)
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Author(s): Alejandro Camacho
December 18, 2017, Maryland's Pollution Trading Rules Risk Backsliding on Progress to Clean Up the Chesapeake Bay, New Report Finds

December 18, 2017, Maryland's Pollution Trading Rules Risk Backsliding on Progress to Clean Up the Chesapeake Bay, New Report Finds

Type: News Releases (Dec. 18, 2017)
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Pollution Trading in Maryland: Three Fundamental Flaws in MDE’s Regulations

A short summary of key points from Trading Away Clean Water Progress in Maryland.

Type: Reports (Dec. 18, 2017)
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Trading Away Clean Water Progress in Maryland

Trading Away Clean Water Progress in Maryland, a joint publication from CPR and the Environmental Integrity Project, by CPR's Evan Isaacson and EIP's Abel Russ, with contributions from CPR's Rena Steinzor and Victor Flatt, December 2017.

Type: Reports (Dec. 18, 2017)
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Bay Jurisdictions' No-Action Climate Policy Puts Restoration in Peril

Bay Jurisdictions' No-Action Climate Policy Puts Restoration in Peril, op-ed by Rena Steinzor and David Flores

Type: Op-Eds (Dec. 14, 2017)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, David Flores
Don't Toss Out Cooperation in the West's Sage Country

Don't Toss Out Cooperation in the West's Sage Country, op-ed by Dan Rohlf

Type: Op-Eds (Dec. 12, 2017)
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Author(s): Dan Rohlf
Joint letter from Clean Water Coalition to Ben Grumbles, chair, Chesapeake Executive Council, re accounting for climate change

Joint letter from Clean Water Coalition to Ben Grumbles, chair, Chesapeake Executive Council, re accounting for climate change, November 28, 2017.

Type: Letters to Agencies (Nov. 28, 2017)
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November 16, 2017, Maryland Industrial Sites Violating Permit Laws and Polluting State Waters, New Report Finds
November 16, 2017, Maryland Industrial Sites Violating Permit Laws and Polluting State Waters, New Report Finds
Type: News Releases (Nov. 16, 2017)
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Toxic Runoff from Maryland Industry: Inadequate Stormwater Discharge Protections Threaten Marylanders' Health and the Environment

Toxic Runoff from Maryland Industry: Inadequate Stormwater Discharge Protections Threaten Marylanders’ Health and the Environment, a joint publication from CPR and the Environmental Integrity Project, by CPR's Rena Steinzor, David Flores and Evan Isaacson, and EIP's Sylvia Lam and Courtney Bernhardt, November 2017.

Type: Reports (Nov. 15, 2017)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, David Flores
Emily Hammond's testimony to the Senate Committee on Public Works and the Environment Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety

Emily Hammond's testimony to the Senate Committee on Public Works and the Environment Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety.

Type: Legislative Testimony (Nov. 14, 2017)
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Trump Administration's Clean Power Plan Repeal Proposal Is Illegal

Trump Administration's Clean Power Plan Repeal Proposal Is Illegal, op-ed by William Buzbee

Type: Op-Eds (Oct. 31, 2017)
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Author(s): William Buzbee
Joint Letter from CPR Member Scholars and staff to House Committee Leaders re Implementation of TSCA amendments.

Joint Letter from several CPR Member Scholars and staff to House Committee Leaders re Implementation of TSCA amendments, October 19, 2017.

Type: Legislative Testimony (Oct. 18, 2017)
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Author(s): Carl Cranor, Martha McCluskey, Thomas McGarity, Noah Sachs, Sidney Shapiro, Amy Sinden, Rena Steinzor, Wendy Wagner, Katie Tracy
Burying Our Head in the Sand on Climate Change No Longer an Option

Burying Our Head in the Sand on Climate Change No Longer an Option, op-ed by Victor Flatt and Rob Verchick

Type: Op-Eds (Sept. 29, 2017)
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Author(s): Victor Flatt, Robert Verchick
Joint letter to EPA, Army Corps of Engineers from 21 CPR Member Scholars on Waters of the United States rewrite

Joint letter to EPA, Army Corps of Engineers from 21 CPR Member Scholars on Waters of the United States rewrite, February 25, 2017.

Type: Letters to Agencies (Sept. 25, 2017)
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Joint Letter re nomination of Michael Dourson to EPA's Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, September 19, 2017.

Joint Letter from several CPR Member Scholars to Sens. Barrasso and Carper re nomination of Michael Dourson for Assistant Administrator for EPA's Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, September 19, 2017.

Type: Legislative Testimony (Sept. 19, 2017)
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Author(s): Alejandro Camacho, David Driesen, Carmen Gonzalez, Alice Kaswan, Mary Lyndon, Martha McCluskey, Thomas McGarity, Joel Mintz, Sidney Shapiro, Karen Sokol, Rena Steinzor
United States marine national monuments are a world legacy
United States marine national monuments are a world legacy, op-ed by Robin Kundis-Craig
Type: Op-Eds (Aug. 31, 2017)
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If EPA is Prevented from Enforcing Clean Water Laws, States Must Step Up

If EPA is Prevented from Enforcing Clean Water Laws, States Must Step Up, op-ed by Evan Isaacson and Jacqueline Guild

Type: Op-Eds (Aug. 23, 2017)
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Holding Polluters Accountable

The Chesapeake Bay is an ecosystem in peril. Pollutants from animal farms, urban and suburban development, sewage treatment plants, and coal-fired power plants are deposited into the Bay causing algae blooms that consume the dissolved oxygen and cause dead zones that cannot support aquatic life. To restore this environmental treasure and economic engine, all contributors to the Bay’s pollution problems must be held accountable. CPR works to ensure that state governments and the EPA are being vigilant, transparent, and equitable in holding polluters responsible for their share of the pollution.

Type: Reports (Aug. 1, 2017)
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EPA Scientists said 'ban pesticide chlorpyrifos'; Scott Pruitt said 'no'

EPA Scientists said ban pesticide chlorpyrifos. Scott Pruitt said 'no,' by Carl Cranor

Type: Op-Eds (June 7, 2017)
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Author(s): Carl Cranor
Without Public Protections, Florida Will Suffer

Without Public Protections, Florida Will Suffer, op-ed by Alyson Flournoy and Mary Jane Angelo

Type: Op-Eds (May 17, 2017)
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Author(s): Alyson Flournoy, Mary Jane Angelo
Regulatory Targets: Congressional GOP Takes Aim at Safeguards

In the first four months of his presidency, Donald Trump and his congressional allies used the Congressional Review Act to repeal 14 Obama era health, safety, labor, financial, education, energy, environmental rules. The law allows Congress to block "major" rules within 60 legislative days of adoption, with a joint resolution (not subject to the Senate's normal 60-vote requirement) and president's signature. CPR tracked the damage.

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Author(s): Katie Tracy, James Goodwin
Time for a change of course by Trump on climate

Time for a change of course by Trump on climate, op-ed by Joel Mintz

Type: Op-Eds (May 10, 2017)
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Author(s): Joel Mintz
Trump's plan to dismantle national monuments comes with steep cultural and ecological costs

Trump's plan to dismantle national monuments comes with steep cultural and ecological costs, op-ed by Sandra Zellmer

Type: Op-Eds (May 10, 2017)
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Author(s): Sandra Zellmer
Reaching Higher Ground: Avenues to Secure and Manage New Land for Communities Displaced by Climate Change

Reaching Higher Ground: Avenues to Secure and Manage New Land for Communities Displaced by Climate Change, CPR Paper 1703, by CPR Member Scholars Maxine Burkett and Robert Verchick, and CPR Policy Analyst David Flores, May 2017.

Type: Reports (May 1, 2017)
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Author(s): Maxine Burkett, Robert Verchick, David Flores
Bill Would Weaken Neighbors' Ability to Be Compensated in Hog Farm Lawsuits

Bill Would Weaken Neighbors' Ability to Be Compensated in Hog Farm Lawsuits, op-ed by Sidney Shapiro and Vanessa Zboreak

Type: Op-Eds (April 3, 2017)
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Author(s): Sidney Shapiro
Trump Can Order, But Federal Judges Will Decide on Climate Rules

Trump Can Order, But Federal Judges Will Decide on Climate Rules, op-ed by Victor Flatt

Type: Op-Eds (April 1, 2017)
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Author(s): Victor Flatt
Regulation Against Lead Under Attack

Regulation Against Lead Under Attack, op-ed by Rena Steinzor

Type: Op-Eds (March 21, 2017)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor
Bay Cleanup Must Factor in Climate Change

Bay Cleanup Must Factor in Climate Change, op-ed by David Flores

Type: Op-Eds (Feb. 27, 2017)
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Author(s): David Flores
An Inauspicious Environmental Start for Trump

An Inauspicious Environmental Start for Trump, op-ed by Joel Mintz

Type: Op-Eds (Feb. 16, 2017)
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Author(s): Joel Mintz
Environmental Law Protects Us All

Environmental Law Protects Us All, op-ed by Victor Flatt

Type: Op-Eds (Jan. 28, 2017)
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Author(s): Victor Flatt
California may have to fund climate modeling and renewable energy research

California may have to fund climate modeling and renewable energy research, op-ed by Dan Farber

Type: Op-Eds (Jan. 25, 2017)
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Author(s): Daniel Farber
For Our Health, Trump Administration Should Keep Clean Power Plan

For Our Health, Trump Administration Should Keep Clean Power Plan, op-ed by David Driesen and Charles Driscoll

Type: Op-Eds (Jan. 20, 2017)
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Author(s): David Driesen
Clean Energy and the Myth of Free Markets

Clean Energy and the Myth of Free Markets, op-ed by Joseph P. Tomain

Type: Op-Eds (Jan. 2, 2017)
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Author(s): Joseph Tomain
Dismantling Climate Rules Isn't So Easy

Dismantling Climate Rules Isn't So Easy, op-ed by William Buzbee

Type: Op-Eds (Dec. 8, 2016)
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Author(s): William Buzbee
About that Octopus in the Parking Garage

About that Octopus in the Parking Garage, op-ed by Dan Farber and Rob Verchick

Type: Op-Eds (Dec. 7, 2016)
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Author(s): Daniel Farber, Robert Verchick
Amendment 7 Seeks to Slow Climate Change

Amendment 7 Seeks to Slow Climate Change, op-ed by Maxine Burkett

Type: Op-Eds (Oct. 28, 2016)
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Author(s): Maxine Burkett
Untapped Potential: The Carbon Reductions Left Out of EPA's Clean Power Plan

Untapped Potential: The Carbon Reductions Left Out of EPA's Clean Power Plan, CPR Paper 1607, by CPR Member Scholars Alice Kaswan and Kirsten Engel, October 2016.

Type: Reports (Oct. 27, 2016)
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Changing Landscape for Bay Restoration

In recognition of the role that Maryland is playing as a case study for the rest of the nation on stormwater pollution abatement, CPR analyzed stormwater pollution control plans for Maryland’s 11 MS4 permit holders.

Type: Reports (Sept. 29, 2016)
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As Court Weighs Clean Power Plan, Rule's Approach Could Reduce Carbon Emissions, Improve Public Health

As Court Weighs Clean Power Plan, Rule's Approach Could Reduce Carbon Emissions, Improve Public Health, op-ed by Alice Kaswan

Type: Op-Eds (Sept. 26, 2016)
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Author(s): Alice Kaswan
Robert Glicksman's testimony before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee's Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Management and Regulatory Oversight

Robert Glicksman's June 7, 2016 testimony before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee's Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Management and Regulatory Oversight

Type: Legislative Testimony (June 7, 2016)
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Author(s): Robert Glicksman
William Buzbee's testimony before the House Environment & Public Works Committee Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water & Wildlife on the Waters of the United States rule

William Buzbee's May 24, 2016 testimony before the House Environment & Public Works Committee Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water & Wildlife on the Waters of the United States rule.

Type: Legislative Testimony (May 24, 2016)
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Author(s): William Buzbee
Time for Environmental Crimes

Time for Environmental Crimes, op-ed by Rena Steinzor

Type: Op-Eds (May 19, 2016)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor
Pollution Police Off the Beat

Pollution Police Off the Beat, op-ed by Rena Steinzor and Evan Isaacson

Type: Op-Eds (May 6, 2016)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor
Coalition letter to Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Grumbles and Attorney General Frosh re enforcement trends

Coalition letter to Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Grumbles and Attorney General Frosh re downward trends in enforcement proceedings in Maryland.

Type: Letters to Agencies (May 5, 2016)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor
Joel Mintz's testimony before the House Judiciary Committee on EPA's Supplemental Environmental Program

Joel Mintz's April 28, 2016 testimony before the House Judiciary Committee on EPA's Supplemental Environmental Program.

Type: Legislative Testimony (April 28, 2016)
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Author(s): Joel Mintz
Robert Glicksman's testimony before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee's Subcommittee on the Interior on the Endangered Species Act

Robert Glicksman's April 20, 2016 testimony before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee's Subcommittee on the Interior on the Endangered Species Act.

Type: Legislative Testimony (April 20, 2016)
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Author(s): Robert Glicksman
Time for Communities to Face Climate Change

Time for Communities to Face Climate Change, op-ed by Rob Verchick

Type: Op-Eds (April 14, 2016)
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Author(s): Robert Verchick
April 12, 2016, Media Advisory: Policymakers, Researchers, Residents to Discuss Louisiana Climate Change Vulnerabilities at April 15th Forum

April 12, 2016, Media Advisory: Policymakers, Researchers, Residents to Discuss Louisiana Climate Change Vulnerabilities at April 15th Forum

Type: News Releases (April 12, 2016)
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MS4 letter to EPA from Evan Isaacson and Katrina Miller

Letter to EPA re NPDES Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) General Permits, from Evan Isaacson and Katrina Miller, March 21, 2016.

Type: Letters to Agencies (March 21, 2016)
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Author(s): Katrina Miller
Evan Isaacson's testimony before the Maryland Senate Committee on Education, Health and Environmental Affairs on the Poultry Litter Management Act

Evan Isaacson's February 23, 2016 testimony before the Maryland Senate Committee on Education, Health and Environmental Affairs on the Poultry Litter Management Act.

Type: Legislative Testimony (Feb. 23, 2016)
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Chesapeake Bay TMDL in Peril
Edit Memo: Chesapeake Bay TMDL in Peril, by Rena Steinzor and Evan Isaacson
Type: Editorial Memos (Feb. 10, 2016)
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CPR Issue Alert Flags Issues Key to Success of President's Climate Change Package
The Clean Power Plan: Issues to Watch
Type: News Releases (Feb. 3, 2016)
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Joint Letter to Maryland Department of the Environment urging prompt release of 2015 ‘Frosh Report.’

Joint letter to Benjamin Grumbles, Secretary, Maryland Department of the Environment, from CPR Member Scholar Rena Steinzor and others, urging prompt release of 2015 "Frosh Report," assessing the Department's enforcement activities.

Type: Letters to Agencies (Dec. 17, 2015)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor
UN goals fall short of Francis' vision

UN goals fall short of Francis' vision, op-ed by Carmen Gonzalez

Type: Op-Eds (Sept. 28, 2015)
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Author(s): Carmen Gonzalez
Animas River spill: Root causes and continuing threats

Animas River spill: Root causes and continuing threats, op-ed by Joel Mintz

Type: Op-Eds (Sept. 2, 2015)
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Author(s): Joel Mintz
Katrina's Lessons, Learned and Unlearned

Katrina's Lessons, Learned and Unlearned, op-ed by Rob Verchick

Type: Op-Eds (Aug. 29, 2015)
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Author(s): Robert Verchick
The Clean Power Plan: Issues to Watch

The Clean Power Plan: Issues to Watch, CPR Issue Alert 1506, by CPR Member Scholars William W. Buzbee, David M. Driesen, Kirsten H. Engel, Victor B. Flatt, Robert L. Glicksman, Emily Hammond, Alice Kaswan, Alexandra B. Klass, Thomas O. McGarity, Melissa Powers, and Joseph P. Tomain

Type: Reports (July 30, 2015)
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Author(s): William Buzbee, David Driesen, Kirsten Engel, Victor Flatt, Robert Glicksman, Alice Kaswan, Alexandra Klass, Thomas McGarity, Melissa Powers, Joseph Tomain
Is this the most anti-environmental bill of 2015?

Is this the most anti-environmental bill of 2015?

Type: Op-Eds (July 10, 2015)
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Author(s): Thomas McGarity, Richard Murphy
Toxic ignorance and the challenge for Congress

Toxic ignorance and the challenge for Congress, op-ed by Noah Sachs and Matthew Shudtz

Type: Op-Eds (June 26, 2015)
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Author(s): Noah Sachs, Matt Shudtz
Glicksman Testimony House Energy and Commerce Hearing on Ozone

Robert Glicksman Testimony on Ozone Pollution

Type: Legislative Testimony (June 16, 2015)
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Author(s): Robert Glicksman
With DuPont, OSHA's tough talk falls faint

With DuPont, OSHA's tough talk falls faint, op-ed by Rena Steinzor

Type: Op-Eds (May 22, 2015)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor
Lisa Heinzerling's testimony before the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee's Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety Hearing on the Clean Power Plan.

Lisa Heinzerling's May 5, 2015 testimony before the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee's Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety Hearing on the Clean Power Plan.

Type: Legislative Testimony (May 5, 2015)
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Author(s): Lisa Heinzerling
Integrator Liability: Legal Tools to Hold the Biggest Chicken Companies Responsible for Waste, CPR Issue Alert 1502
Type: Reports (March 24, 2015)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, William Andreen, Anne Havemann
Joint Letter from Law Professors and Lawyers re TSCA Reform Bill

Joint Letter from broad group of law professors and lawyers re TSCA Reform Bill

Type: Legislative Testimony (March 16, 2015)
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Hogan's Move to Rescind Bay Clean-Up Rule Threatens Multi-State Cleanup Plan
Edit Memo: Hogan's Move to Rescind Bay Clean-Up Rule Threatens Multi-State Cleanup Plan, by Rena Steinzor and Anne Havemann
Type: Editorial Memos (Jan. 27, 2015)
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Robert Fischman's testimony before the House Committee on Natural Resources on proposed amendments to the Endangered Species Act

Robert Fischman's September 9, 2014, testimony before the House Committee on Natural Resources on proposed amendments to the Endangered Species Act

Type: Legislative Testimony (Sept. 9, 2014)
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Author(s): Robert Fischman
Rena Steinzor testimony before Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittees on Oversight and Environment on the Status of Reforms to IRIS


Rena Steinzor's July 16, 2015, testimony before Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittees on Oversight and Environment on the Status of Reforms to EPA's Integrated Risk Information System

Type: Legislative Testimony (July 16, 2014)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor
Gov. Jindal, Don't Sign Away Our Legal Claims

Gov. Jindal, Don't Sign Away Our Legal Claims, op-ed by Rob Verchick

Type: Op-Eds (June 2, 2014)
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Author(s): Robert Verchick
William Buzbee Testmony on the Waters of the United States Rule
William Buzbee Testmony on the Waters of the United States Rule
Type: Legislative Testimony (May 29, 2014)
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CPR Comments on the Draft Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement

CPR Comments on the Draft Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement, the first interstate agreement since EPA issued the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for the Chesapeake Bay.

Type: Letters to Agencies (March 17, 2014)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Anne Havemann
The Role of Health and Safety Evidence in Regulation and the Civil Justice System: Preserving Protection of the Public
Type: Reports (Feb. 6, 2014)
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Author(s): Thomas McGarity, Noah Sachs, Wendy Wagner, Sidney Shapiro, James Goodwin
EPA's Retreat from Enforcement Will Harm the Chesapeake Bay
Type: Reports (Feb. 4, 2014)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Robert Glicksman, Anne Havemann
Why are polluters getting discounts?

Why are polluters getting discounts?, op-ed by Rena Steinzor

Type: Op-Eds (Dec. 28, 2013)
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Why is the Maryland Department of the Environment Letting Taxpayers Subsidize Chesapeake Bay Polluters?
An editorial memo from Rena Steinzor and Anne Havemann re CAFOs in the Bay Watershed
Type: Editorial Memos (Dec. 17, 2013)
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Letter to Maryland Department of the Environment re its practice of waiving pollution permit application fees for CAFOs

Letter to Maryland Department of the Environment urging it to stop waiving pollution permit application fees for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, by CPR President Rena Steinzor and Policy Analyst Anne Havemann.

Type: Letters to Agencies (Dec. 5, 2013)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Anne Havemann
No mere patch protects nature

No mere patch protects nature, op-ed by Victor Flatt and Catherine Phillips

Type: Op-Eds (Oct. 9, 2013)
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Author(s): Victor Flatt
TSCA Reform: Preserving Tort and Regulatory Approaches

Issue Alert: TSCA Reform: Preserving Tort and Regulatory Approaches, by CPR Member Scholars Emily Hammond,Thomas McGarity, Sidney Shapiro, and Wendy Wagner, and CPR Senior Policy Analyst James Goodwin, CPR Issue Alert 1309, October 2013.

Type: Reports (Oct. 1, 2013)
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Author(s): Wendy Wagner, Sidney Shapiro, Thomas McGarity, James Goodwin
Thomas McGarity's testimony before the Senate Environment and Public Works committee about the Chemical Safety Improvement Act's preemption provisions.

Thomas McGarity's July 31, 2013, testimony before the Senate Environment and Public Works committee about the Chemical Safety Improvement Act's preemption provisions.

Type: Legislative Testimony (July 31, 2013)
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Author(s): Thomas McGarity
Politics and progress: Will the White House stall its own climate change plans?

Politics and progress: Will the White House stall its own climate change plans?, op-ed by Rob Verchick and Thomas McGarity

Type: Op-Eds (July 25, 2013)
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Author(s): Robert Verchick
West Explosion Highlights Need for Regulatory Oversight

West Explosion Highlights Need for Regulatory Oversight, op-ed by Thomas McGarity

Type: Op-Eds (May 3, 2013)
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Author(s): Thomas McGarity
Federal Regulations Protect Our Communities

Federal Regulations Protect Our Communities, op-ed by Victor Flatt

Type: Op-Eds (April 30, 2013)
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Author(s): Victor Flatt
Letting Nature Work in the Pacific Northwest: A Manual for Protecting Ecosystem Services Under Existing Law
Type: Reports (April 17, 2013)
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Author(s): Robert Adler, Robert Glicksman, Dan Rohlf, Robert Verchick, Yee Huang
Rena Steinzor's testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on the Energy Consumers Relief Act.

Rena Steinzor's April 12, 2013, testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on the Energy Consumers Relief Act.

Type: Legislative Testimony (April 12, 2013)
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Letter to EPA re nominees to new advisory committee on IRIS

CPR letter to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson regarding candidates for scientific advisory committee of Integrated Risk Information System profiles, with particular attention to candidates' conflicts of interest

Type: Letters to Agencies (June 15, 2012)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Matt Shudtz
Joel Mintz's testimony before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce on EPA's enforcement record

Joel Mintz's June 6, 2012 testimony before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power on EPA's enforcement record.

Type: Legislative Testimony (June 6, 2012)
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Author(s): Joel Mintz
Accountability: Water Quality Trading in the Chesapeake Bay, CPR Briefing Paper 1205, May 2012
Type: Reports (May 22, 2012)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Nicholas Vidargas, Yee Huang, Shana Campbell Jones
Letter to USTR on environmental provisions in trade promotion authority legislation

Letter to U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk on environmental provisions in trade promotion authority legislation related to the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Type: Letters to Agencies (May 4, 2012)
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Author(s): John Knox, Chris Wold, David Hunter, Carmen Gonzalez
Bay Cleanup Needs Consequences

Bay Cleanup Needs Consequences, op-ed by Rena Steinzor

Type: Op-Eds (April 18, 2012)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor
Letter to EPA on North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation

Letter from seven CPR Members Scholars to EPA on U.S. policy toward the Commission for Environmental Cooperation, the regional organization created by the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation, and in particular on the Commission’s citizen submissions procedure

Type: Letters to Agencies (March 29, 2012)
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Author(s): Rebecca Bratspies, Carmen Gonzalez, David Hunter, John Knox, Noah Sachs, A. Dan Tarlock, Chris Wold
A Focus on Accountability: What the O'Malley Administration and the [Maryland] State Legislature Can Do to Save the Chesapeake Bay
Editorial Memo: A Focus on Accountability: What the O'Malley Administration and the [Maryland] State Legislature Can Do to Save the Chesapeake Bay, by Rena Steinzor
Type: Editorial Memos (Feb. 17, 2012)
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Protecting the Public from BPA: An Action Plan for Federal Agencies

Protecting the Public from BPA: An Action Plan for Federal Agencies. CPR White Paper 1202, January 2012, by Member Scholars Noah Sachs, Thomas O. McGarity and Rena Steinzor, CPR Policy Analyst Aimee Simpson and Senior Policy Analyst Matthew Shudtz.

Type: Reports (Jan. 25, 2012)
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Author(s): Noah Sachs, Thomas McGarity, Rena Steinzor, Aimee Simpson, Matt Shudtz
Comments to EPA Science Advisory Board on Science Integration for Decision Making

Comments from CPR Member Scholar Rena Steinzor and Senior Policy Analyst Matthew Shudtz on a draft report by the EPA Scientific Advisory Board's Committee on Science Integration for Decision Making

Type: Letters to Agencies (Jan. 24, 2012)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Matt Shudtz
Reclaiming Global Environmental Leadership: Why the United States Should Ratify Ten Pending Environmental Treaties

Reclaiming Global Environmental Leadership: Why the United States Should Ratify Ten Pending Environmental Treaties, CPR White Paper 1201, by Mary Jane Angelo, Rebecca Bratspies, David Hunter, John H. Knox, Noah Sachs, and Sandra Zellmer, January 2012.

Type: Reports (Jan. 19, 2012)
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Author(s): Mary Jane Angelo, Rebecca Bratspies, David Hunter, John Knox, Noah Sachs, Sandra Zellmer
Letter to EPA re IRIS toxics database, response to American Chemistry Council misinterpretation

Letter to EPA re Integrated Risk Information System database, in response to American Chemistry Council misinterpretation of IRIS-related riders in recent budget legislation

Type: Letters to Agencies (Dec. 22, 2011)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Matt Shudtz
Healthy Environment, Strong Economy Can Co-Exist

Healthy Environment, Strong Economy Can Co-Exist, by Robert Adler

Type: Op-Eds (Sept. 24, 2011)
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Author(s): Robert Adler
The President's Capitulation on Smog

The President's Capitulation on Smog, by David Driesen

Type: Op-Eds (Sept. 21, 2011)
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Author(s): David Driesen
Obama ozone decision a giant step backward

Obama ozone decision a giant step backward, op-ed by Thomas McGarity

Type: Op-Eds (Sept. 7, 2011)
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Author(s): Thomas McGarity
Obama retreats on tightening smog standards

Breathing uneasily: Obama retreats on tightening smog standards Obama's pandering to business on air pollution will cost lives, by Rena Steinzor

Type: Op-Eds (Sept. 7, 2011)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor
Rena Steinzor's testimony on industry efforts to delay EPA's toxic chemical risk assessments for the IRIS database

Rena Steinzor's July 14, 2011, testimony on industry efforts to delay EPA's toxic chemical risk assessments for the Integrated Risk Information System database

Type: Legislative Testimony (July 14, 2011)
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Species conservation not factor in flooding

Species conservation not factor in flooding, by Sandra Zellmer and John Davidson

Type: Op-Eds (July 12, 2011)
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Author(s): Sandra Zellmer
Letter to OMB re EPA's Integrated Risk Information System database, responding to American Chemistry Council

Letter to OMB re EPA's Integrated Risk Information System database, responding to American Chemistry Council letter calling for submission of all current IRIS evaluations to be submitted to the National Academy of Sciences, in an effort to "grind this process to a slow walk."

Type: Letters to Agencies (July 8, 2011)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Wendy Wagner
Letter to OIRA re Chemicals of Concern listings

Letter to OIRA Administrator Cass Sunstein re Chemicals of Concern listings under TSCA

Type: Letters to Agencies (June 20, 2011)
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Author(s): Wendy Wagner, Rena Steinzor, Noah Sachs
Climate Change and the Puget Sound: Building the Legal Framework for Adaptation
Type: Reports (June 10, 2011)
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Author(s): Robert Glicksman, Catherine O'Neill, Yee Huang, William Andreen, Victor Flatt, Bill Funk, Dale Goble, Alice Kaswan, Robert Verchick
Opening the Industry Playbook: Myths and Truths in the Debate Over BPA Regulation

Opening the Industry Playbook: Myths and Truths in the Debate Over BPA Regulation, CPR White Paper 1107

Type: Reports (May 26, 2011)
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Author(s): Thomas McGarity, Rena Steinzor, Matt Shudtz
In Making Disaster Plans, We Have to Imagine the Worst Case

In Making Disaster Plans, We Have to Imagine the Worst Case, by Rob Verchick

Type: Op-Eds (April 29, 2011)
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Author(s): Robert Verchick
Recovery in Japan: Will it be Heavy-handed or Hands-off?

Recovery in Japan: Will it be Heavy-handed or Hands-off?, by Rob Verchick

Type: Op-Eds (April 29, 2011)
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Author(s): Robert Verchick
Business as Usual in the Gulf

Business as Usual in the Gulf, by Rena Steinzor

Type: Op-Eds (April 21, 2011)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor
The Law's Great Strength

The Law's Great Strength, by Holly Doremus

Type: Op-Eds (April 21, 2011)
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Author(s): Holly Doremus
Twelve Crucial Health, Safety, and Environmental Regulations: Will the Obama Administration Finish in Time?

Twelve Crucial Health, Safety, and Environmental Regulations: Will the Obama Administration Finish in Time?, CPR White Paper 1106

Type: Reports (April 19, 2011)
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Author(s): Amy Sinden, Rena Steinzor, Matt Shudtz, James Goodwin, Yee Huang
Making Good Use of Adaptive Management

Making Good Use of Adaptive Management, CPR White Paper 1104

Type: Reports (April 12, 2011)
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Author(s): Holly Doremus, William Andreen, Alejandro Camacho, Daniel Farber, Robert Glicksman, Dale Goble, A. Dan Tarlock, Bradley Karkkainen, Dan Rohlf, Sandra Zellmer, Shana Campbell Jones, Yee Huang
U.S. House-approved EPA budget cuts threaten environmental devastation

U.S. House-approved EPA budget cuts threaten environmental devastation, by Joel Mintz

Type: Op-Eds (March 22, 2011)
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Author(s): Joel Mintz
Six Myths About Climate Change and the Clean Air Act

Six Myths About Climate Change and the Clean Air Act, CPR White Paper 1105

Type: Reports (March 18, 2011)
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Author(s): Daniel Farber, Amy Sinden
Shutting the Door on Environmental Debate

Shutting the Door on Environmental Debate

Type: Op-Eds (March 5, 2011)
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Author(s): Robert Adler
Guard public; test chemicals before release

Guard public; test chemicals before release, by Carl Cranor

Type: Op-Eds (March 1, 2011)
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Author(s): Carl Cranor
'Reckless' chemical laws turn people into guinea pigs

Reckless' chemical laws turn people into guinea pigs, by Carl Cranor

Type: Op-Eds (March 1, 2011)
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Author(s): Carl Cranor
The BP Catastrophe: When Hobbled Law and Hollow Regulation Leave Americans Unprotected

The BP Catastrophe: When Hobbled Law and Hollow Regulation Leave Americans Unprotected, CPR White Paper 1101

Type: Reports (Jan. 26, 2011)
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Author(s): Alyson Flournoy, Sidney Shapiro, William Andreen, Thomas McGarity, James Goodwin
Missing the Mark in the Chesapeake Bay: A Report Card for the Phase I Watershed Implementation Plans

Missing the Mark in the Chesapeake Bay: A Report Card for the Phase I Watershed Implementation Plans, CPR White Paper 1102

Type: Reports (Jan. 24, 2011)
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Author(s): William Andreen, Robert Glicksman, Rena Steinzor, Yee Huang, Shana Campbell Jones
Setting Priorities for IRIS: 47 Chemicals that Should Move to the Head of the Risk-Assessment Line

Setting Priorities for IRIS: 47 Chemicals that Should Move to the Head of the Risk-Assessment Line, CPR White Paper 1010

Type: Reports (Dec. 20, 2010)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Matt Shudtz
Comments to EPA on proposed rulemaking on coal ash

Comments from Rena Steinzor to the EPA on its proposed rulemaking on coal ash

Type: Letters to Agencies (Nov. 19, 2010)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Michael Patoka
November 19, 2010, Steinzor Comments on EPA's Coal Ash Proposal: Effort to Regulate Toxic Coal Ash Hijacked by Faulty, OMB-Generated, Economic Estimates of High Costs.
November 19, 2010, Steinzor Comments on EPA's Coal Ash Proposal: Effort to Regulate Toxic Coal Ash Hijacked by Faulty, OMB-Generated, Economic Estimates of High Costs.
Type: News Releases (Nov. 19, 2010)
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Comments on Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plans

Jurisdiction-specific comments to leaders of Bay states and the District of Columbia, and the EPA, on the jurisdictions' Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plans

Type: Letters to Agencies (Nov. 4, 2010)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Yee Huang
Corrective Lenses for IRIS: Reforms to Improve EPA's Integrated Risk Information System
Type: Reports (Oct. 25, 2010)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Wendy Wagner, Matt Shudtz
Proposition 23 and the damage it would do to California

Proposition 23 and the damage it would do to California: Setting aside the state's climate change law would damage the state's green economy and imperil California's commitment to fighting greenhouse gas emissions

Type: Op-Eds (Oct. 4, 2010)
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Author(s): Daniel Farber
Regulatory Blowout: How Regulatory Failures Made the BP Disaster Possible, and How the System Can Be Fixed to Avoid a Recurrence

Regulatory Blowout: How Regulatory Failures Made the BP Disaster Possible, and How the System Can Be Fixed to Avoid a Recurrence, CPR White Paper 1007

Type: Reports (Sept. 29, 2010)
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Author(s): Alyson Flournoy, William Andreen, Rebecca Bratspies, Holly Doremus, Victor Flatt, Robert Glicksman, Joel Mintz, Dan Rohlf, Amy Sinden, Rena Steinzor, Joseph Tomain, Sandra Zellmer, James Goodwin
From Ship to Shore: Reforming the National Contingency Plan to Improve Protections for Oil Spill Cleanup Workers

From Ship to Shore: Reforming the National Contingency Plan to Improve Protections for Oil Spill Cleanup Workers, CPR White Paper 1006

Type: Reports (Sept. 13, 2010)
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Author(s): Rebecca Bratspies, Alyson Flournoy, Thomas McGarity, Sidney Shapiro, Rena Steinzor, Matt Shudtz
Coal Ash Testimony before an EPA panel conducting regional hearings

Rena Steinzor's Testimony before an EPA panel conducting regional hearings on its proposed rule on Coal Ash

Type: Letters to Agencies (Aug. 30, 2010)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor
Do we believe in magic?

Do we believe in magic?, op-ed by Bill Andreen

Type: Op-Eds (Aug. 9, 2010)
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Author(s): William Andreen
Ensuring Accountability in Chesapeake Bay Restoration: Metrics for the Phase I Watershed Implementation Plans
Type: Reports (Aug. 9, 2010)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, William Andreen, Robert Glicksman, Shana Campbell Jones
Magic Not Policy

'Magic' not policy, op-ed by Bill Andreen

Type: Op-Eds (July 19, 2010)
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Author(s): William Andreen
What if drilling goes really wrong?

What if drilling goes really wrong?, op-ed by Victor Flatt

Type: Op-Eds (July 5, 2010)
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Author(s): Victor Flatt
Time for a Regulatory Revival

Time for a Regulatory Revival, op-ed by Rena Steinzor

Type: Op-Eds (June 18, 2010)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor
Gulf oil spill: Obama's regulatory response falls short

Gulf oil spill: Obama's regulatory response falls short, op-ed by Holly Doremus

Type: Op-Eds (May 20, 2010)
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Author(s): Holly Doremus
Did a single week reverse energy fortunes forever?

Did a single week reverse energy fortunes forever?, by Victor Flatt

Type: Op-Eds (May 9, 2010)
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Author(s): Victor Flatt
CPR Perspective: Mercury Pollution

CPR Perspective: Preventing Mercury Pollution: Protecting Mothers and Babies, by Catherine O'Neill and Rena Steinzor. CPR's Perspectives Series is a set of monographs by CPR Member Scholars on timely and important health, safety, and environmental topics. Each Perspective provides a thumbnail sketch of the competing arguments concerning a substantive or procedural principle for developing appropriate health, safety and environmental policies, and closes with the Member Scholar-author's proposed approach to the issue.

Type: Reports (April 1, 2010)
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Author(s): Catherine O'Neill, Rena Steinzor
Texas water will suffer under plan to lower standards

Texas water will suffer under plan to lower standards

Type: Op-Eds (March 19, 2010)
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Author(s): Thomas McGarity
The Future of Environmental Protection: The Case for a National Environmental Legacy Act

The Future of Environmental Protection: The Case for a National Environmental Legacy Act, CPR White Paper #1002, by Alyson Flournoy, Ryan Feinberg, Margaret Clune Giblin, Heather Halter, and Christina Storz

Type: Reports (Feb. 1, 2010)
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Author(s): Alyson Flournoy, Margaret Giblin
Comments on Draft Water Quality Report for the Chesapeake Bay.

Comments on Draft Water Quality Report for the Chesapeake Bay. CPR Policy Analyst Yee Huang's comments on EPA's draft 202a Water Quality Report & 203 Strategy for the Chesapeake Bay

Type: Letters to Agencies (Jan. 8, 2010)
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Author(s): Yee Huang
Cap and trade is preferable to hodgepodge regulation

Cap and trade is preferable to hodgepodge regulation, by Kirsten Engel and David Driesen

Type: Op-Eds (Oct. 10, 2009)
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Author(s): Kirsten Engel, David Driesen
Restoring the Trust: Water Resources & the Public Trust Doctrine: An Index of State Constitutional and Statutory Provisions and Cases on Water Resources & the Public Trust Doctrine

Index of State Constitutional and Statutory Provisions and Cases on Water Resources & the Public Trust Doctrine, to accompany CPR's Restoring the Trust: Water Resources & the Public Trust Doctrine report

Type: Reports (Sept. 23, 2009)
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Author(s): Alexandra Klass, Yee Huang
Mercury and the DEQ: trading our health for economic gain

Mercury and the DEQ: trading our health for economic gain, by Daniel Rohlf

Type: Op-Eds (Sept. 5, 2009)
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Author(s): Dan Rohlf
Comments on Endangered Species Act Consultation Rules

Comments on Endangered Species Act Consultation Rules, supporting withdrawal of Bush administration "midnight rule" weakening enforcement

Type: Letters to Agencies (Aug. 3, 2009)
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Author(s): Mary Jane Angelo, Holly Doremus, Dan Rohlf, James Goodwin
CPR Perspective: Carbon Capture and Geologic Sequestration

Carbon Capture and Geologic Sequestration involves capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from power generation and industrial processes, transporting the CO2 to an area with suitable geology, and injecting it into deep geologic formations, sequestering the CO2 underground for hundreds to thousands of years. Geological formations suitable for CO2 sequestration include oil and gas fields, saline aquifers, and deep coal seams. The goal is to avoid the atmospheric release of CO2 by sequestering the captured CO2 emissions approximately one kilometer underground.

Type: Reports (July 1, 2009)
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Author(s): Alexandra Klass
CPR Perspective: Environmental Justice and Climate Change

A well-designed cap-and-trade program could increase incentives for alternative energy and for new emissions-reduction technology. Traditional regulations generally take a facility’s basic production technology as a given and then impose rate-based emission reduction requirements in light of that production technology.   In contrast, a cap-and-trade program would put a price on carbon and, if the price signal is successful, would create an ongoing incentive to reduce overall emissions. An effective trading program could give facilities incentives to use less carbon-intensive energy sources and production technologies, not simply reduce end-of-the-stack emissions to comply with a set standard.

Type: Reports (July 1, 2009)
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Author(s): Alice Kaswan
The IRIS Information Roadblock: How Gaps in EPA's Main Toxicological Database Weaken Environmental Protection

The IRIS Information Roadblock: How Gaps in EPA's Main Toxicological Database Weaken Environmental Protection, CPR White Paper 904, June 2009.

Type: Reports (June 11, 2009)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Wendy Wagner, Matt Shudtz
Catherine O'Neill Testimony on the Mercury Pollution Reduction Act

Catherine O'Neill Testimony on the Mercury Pollution Reduction Act, May 12, 2009

Type: Legislative Testimony (May 12, 2009)
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Author(s): Catherine O'Neill
Tough caps would likely curb pollution and cool warming

Tough caps would likely curb pollution and cool warming, by William Buzbee and Victor Flatt

Type: Op-Eds (May 6, 2009)
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Author(s): William Buzbee, Victor Flatt
What's Next

What's Next (for New Orleans, one year after Katrina), op-ed by Rob Verchick

Type: Op-Eds (May 6, 2009)
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Author(s): Robert Verchick
Climate bill good first step in long and arduous trip

Climate bill good first step in long and arduous trip

Type: Op-Eds (April 24, 2009)
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Author(s): William Buzbee, Victor Flatt
Letter to Interior and Commerce Secretaries on Endangered Species Act Consultation Regulation.

Letter on Endangered Species Act Consultation Regulation. April 1, 2009 letter to Interior Secretary Salazar and Commerce Secretary Locke

Type: Letters to Agencies (April 1, 2009)
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Author(s): Robert Glicksman, Alejandro Camacho, Dan Rohlf, Margaret Giblin
CPR Perspective: Mountaintop Removal

CPR Perspective: Mountaintop Removal, by Sandi Zellmer. CPR's Perspectives Series is a set of monographs by CPR Member Scholars on timely and important health, safety, and environmental topics. Each Perspective provides a thumbnail sketch of the competing arguments concerning a substantive or procedural principle for developing appropriate health, safety and environmental policies, and closes with the Member Scholar-author's proposed approach to the issue.

Type: Reports (March 1, 2009)
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Author(s): Sandra Zellmer
An Accountability Mechanism for the Chesapeake Bay: Interview Findings

An Accountability Mechanism for the Chesapeake Bay: Interview Findings, by CPR Member Scholar Rena Steinzor and Policy Analyst Shana Jones, CPR White Paper 808.

Type: Reports (Nov. 19, 2008)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Shana Campbell Jones
Protecting Public Health and the Environment by the Stroke of a Presidential Pen: Seven Executive Orders for the President's First 100 Days

Protecting Public Health and the Environment by the Stroke of a Presidential Pen: Seven Executive Orders for the President's First 100 Days, By CPR Member Scholars Rebecca M. Bratspies, David M. Driesen, Robert L. Fischman, Sheila Foster, Eileen Gauna, Robert L. Glicksman, Alexandra B. Klass, Catherine A. O’Neill, Sidney Shapiro, Amy Sinden, Rena Steinzor, Robert R.M. Verchick, and Wendy Wagner, and CPR Policy Analyst James Goodwin

Type: Reports (Nov. 13, 2008)
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The Clean Water Act: A Blueprint for Reform

The Clean Water Act: A Blueprint for Reform, by William Andreen and CPR Policy Analyst Shana Campbell Jones, White Paper 802, July 2008.

Type: Reports (July 16, 2008)
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Author(s): William Andreen, Shana Campbell Jones
Conservatives Flip-Flopped on Cap and Trade

Conservatives Flip-Flopped on Cap and Trade, op-ed by Robert Glicksman

Type: Op-Eds (June 28, 2008)
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Author(s): Robert Glicksman
Cooperative Federalism and Climate Change: Why Federal, State, and Local Governments Must Continue to Partner

Cooperative Federalism and Climate Change: Why Federal, State, and Local Governments Must Continue to Partner, by multiple CPR Member Scholars

Type: Reports (May 29, 2008)
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April 16, 2008, CPR's Buzbee Urges Action on Clean Water Restoration Act.

April 16, 2008, CPR's Buzbee Urges Action on Clean Water Restoration Act.

Type: News Releases (April 16, 2008)
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Exxon should just pay its penance

Exxon should just pay its penance. It wants to wriggle out of punitive damages, but those are the ones that make a difference

Type: Op-Eds (Feb. 29, 2008)
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Author(s): Alexandra Klass, Sandra Zellmer
Thrown back: Judges stand up for our health, the rule of law by rejecting Bush mercury stance

Thrown back: Judges stand up for our health, the rule of law by rejecting Bush mercury stance, op-ed by Rena Steinzor

Type: Op-Eds (Feb. 21, 2008)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor
Polar Bear Politics: Listing polar bears under the Endangered Species Act won't do much good, but we should do it anyway

Polar Bear Politics: Listing polar bears under the Endangered Species Act won't do much good, but we should do it anyway, op-ed by Holly Doremus in Slate

Type: Op-Eds (Jan. 7, 2008)
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Author(s): Holly Doremus
Tuna, with a side of mercury

Tuna, with a side of mercury

Type: Op-Eds (Oct. 31, 2007)
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Rena Steinzor's October 17, 2007, testimony before the Subcommittee on Superfund and Environmental Health of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, on the Bush Administration's failure to pursue Superfund cleanups.

Rena Steinzor's October 17, 2007, testimony before the Subcommittee on Superfund and Environmental Health of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, on the Bush Administration's failure to pursue Superfund cleanups.

Type: Legislative Testimony (Oct. 17, 2007)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor
Squandering Public Resources
Type: Reports (Sept. 12, 2007)
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Author(s): Alyson Flournoy, Margaret Giblin, Matt Shudtz
Let California Experiment

Let California Experiment, op-ed by William Buzbee

Type: Op-Eds (July 28, 2007)
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Author(s): William Buzbee
'Patriotism' is redefined by environmental conservation

Patriotism' is redefined by environmental conservation, op-ed by Christine Klein

Type: Op-Eds (April 22, 2007)
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Author(s): Christine Klein
CPR for the Environment: Breathing New Life into the Nation’s Major Environmental Statutes

CPR for the Environment: Breathing New Life into the Nation’s Major Environmental Statutes, A Legislative Sourcebook of Progressive Ideas for Members of Congress and Staff, by multiple CPR Member Scholars

Type: Reports (April 15, 2007)
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City's got right to enact law on air

City's got right to enact law on air, op-ed by Victor Flatt

Type: Op-Eds (Feb. 3, 2007)
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Author(s): Victor Flatt
Court must conclude that global warming gases are a real danger

Court must conclude that global warming gases are a real danger, op-ed by Joseph Feller

Type: Op-Eds (Dec. 24, 2006)
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Author(s): Joe Feller
Closing Agency libraries deals serious blow

Closing Agency libraries deals serious blow, op-ed by Joel Mintz

Type: Op-Eds (Dec. 11, 2006)
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Author(s): Joel Mintz, Rebecca Bratspies
Bush White House blocks information to EPA libraries

Bush White House blocks information to EPA libraries, op-ed by Joel Mintz and Rebecca Bratspies

Type: Op-Eds (Dec. 6, 2006)
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Author(s): Rebecca Bratspies, Joel Mintz
Houston: Just say 'yes' to clean air

Houston: Just say 'yes' to clean air, op-ed by Victor Flatt

Type: Op-Eds (Dec. 2, 2006)
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Author(s): Victor Flatt
Paper Tigers and Killer Air: How Weak Enforcement Leaves Communities Vulnerable to Smog

Paper Tigers And Killer Air: How Weak Enforcement Leaves Communities Vulnerable, by Rena Steinzor and Margaret Clune

Type: Reports (Nov. 15, 2006)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Margaret Giblin
Informe Ejecutivo: Un desastre provocado por el hombre: Falta de Texas en Proteger a sus Ciudadanos Contra los Peligros del Complejo Petroqu?

Informe Ejecutivo: Un desastre provocado por el hombre: Falta de Texas en Proteger a sus Ciudadanos Contra los Peligros del Complejo Petroqu? Mico de Houston.

Type: Reports (Sept. 13, 2006)
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Author(s): Thomas McGarity, Karen Sokol
Man-Made Disaster: Texas's Failure to Protect Its Citizens from the Perils of the Houston Petrochemical Complex

Man-Made Disaster: Texas's Failure to Protect Its Citizens from the Perils of the Houston Petrochemical Complex, by Thomas McGarity and Karen Sokol

Type: Reports (Sept. 13, 2006)
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Author(s): Thomas McGarity, Karen Sokol
New Orleans still suffering from inaction

New Orleans still suffering from inaction, op-ed by Rob Verchick

Type: Op-Eds (Aug. 29, 2006)
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Author(s): Robert Verchick
New Orleans is slowly recovering from storm's devastation

New Orleans is slowly recovering from storm's devastation, op-ed by Rob Verchick

Type: Op-Eds (Aug. 27, 2006)
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Author(s): Robert Verchick
William Buzbee's testimony before the Fisheries, Wildlife and Water subcommittee of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on WOTUS

William Buzbee's August 1, 2006 testimony before the Fisheries, Wildlife and Water subcommittee of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on the Supreme Court's ruling on the Waters of the United States rule

Type: Legislative Testimony (Aug. 1, 2006)
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Author(s): William Buzbee
Bush administration remiss in toxic waste cleanup

Bush administration remiss in toxic waste cleanup, op-ed by Rena Steinzor and Reece Rushing

Type: Op-Eds (July 30, 2006)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor
Hazardous Conditions: Oil and Chemical Industries Should Pay to Clean Up their Messes

Hazardous Conditions: Oil and Chemical Industries Should Pay to Clean Up their Messes, op-ed by Rena Steinzor

Type: Op-Eds (July 12, 2006)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor
Supreme Court drops the ball on wetlands protection

Supreme Court drops the ball on wetlands protection, op-ed by Sandra Zellmer

Type: Op-Eds (July 10, 2006)
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Author(s): Sandra Zellmer
Failure to Clean Up Toxic Dumps Leaves Residents at Risk

Failure to Clean Up Toxic Dumps Leaves Residents at Risk, by Rena Steinzor

Type: Op-Eds (July 3, 2006)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor
Industry Tax Breaks Have Stalled Superfund Cleanup

Industry Tax Breaks Have Stalled Superfund Cleanup, op-ed by Rena Steinzor

Type: Op-Eds (July 3, 2006)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor
Turtles All the Way Down

Turtles All the Way Down, op-ed by Sandra Zellmer

Type: Op-Eds (July 2, 2006)
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Author(s): Sandra Zellmer
The Toll of Superfund Neglect: Toxic Waste Dumps & Communities at Risk

The Toll of Superfund Neglect: Toxic Waste Dumps & Communities at Risk, by Rena Steinzor and Margaret Clune, joint report by the Center for American Progress and CPR, June 15, 2006.

Type: Reports (June 15, 2006)
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Warming to Houston as a Leader on the Environment

Warming to Houston as a Leader on the Environment, op-ed byVictor Flatt

Type: Op-Eds (April 22, 2006)
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Author(s): Victor Flatt
A federal obligation

A federal obligation, op-ed by Rob Verchick

Type: Op-Eds (Feb. 7, 2006)
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Author(s): Robert Verchick
Robert R.M. Verchick's testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works on lessons from the failure of New Orleans' levees during Katrina

Robert R.M. Verchick's November 17, 2005, testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works on how preliminary findings on the failure of New Orleans' levees should be incorporated into future plans for hurricane protection.

Type: Legislative Testimony (Nov. 17, 2005)
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Author(s): Robert Verchick
Thomas McGarity's testimony to Congress on NEPA

Tom McGarity's November 10, 2005, testimony to Congress on the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

Type: Legislative Testimony (Nov. 10, 2005)
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Author(s): Thomas McGarity
Robert R.M. Verchick's testimony on what went wrong before, during and immediately after Hurricane Katrina.

Robert R.M. Verchick's September 29, 2005, testimony before the Subcommittee on Environment and Hazardous Materials of the House Committee on Energy & Commerce on what went wrong before, during and immediately after Hurricane Katrina.

Type: Legislative Testimony (Sept. 29, 2005)
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Author(s): Robert Verchick
Endangered Species Act Gets Listed

Endangered Species Act Gets Listed, op-ed by Holly Doremus

Type: Op-Eds (Sept. 25, 2005)
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Author(s): Holly Doremus
Unnatural Disaster: The Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

Unnatural Disaster: The Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, by Member Scholars of the Center for Progressive Reform, by more than a dozen CPR Member Scholars (full report) White Paper 512, September 2005.

Type: Reports (Sept. 6, 2005)
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Unnatural Disaster: Executive Summary

Unnatural Disaster: Executive Summary, by more than a dozen Member Scholars of the Center for Progressive Reform, White Paper 513, September 2005.

Type: Reports (Sept. 4, 2005)
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Disquieting View on Environment

Disquieting View on Environment, op-ed by Joel Mintz

Type: Op-Eds (July 31, 2005)
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Author(s): Joel Mintz
June 28, 2005: Bush Forest Regs 'Sell Out' National Forests

New CPR White Paper Says Watered-DownPlanningRuleWillHarmNation’s Forests, and Recreational Opportunities They Provide

Type: News Releases (June 28, 2005)
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Regulations in Name Only: How the Bush Administration's National Forest Planning Rule Frees the Forest Service from Mandatory Standards and Public Accountability

Regulations in Name Only: How the Bush Administration's National Forest Planning Rule Frees the Forest Service from Mandatory Standards and Public Accountability

Type: Reports (June 15, 2005)
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Author(s): Alyson Flournoy, Robert Glicksman, Margaret Giblin
Environmental Justice

Environmental Justice, by Eileen Gauna, Catherine A. O'Neill, and Clifford Rechtschaffen. White Paper 505, March 2005.

Type: Reports (March 16, 2005)
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Author(s): Eileen Gauna, Catherine O'Neill, Clifford Rechtschaffen
Grandfathered Air Pollution Sources and Pollution Control: New Source Review Under the Clean Air Act

Grandfathered Air Pollution Sources and Pollution Control: New Source Review Under the Clean Air Act, CPR White Paper 504

Type: Reports (March 16, 2005)
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Author(s): Victor Flatt
Clear Facts about Clear Skies

Clear Facts about Clear Skies, op-ed by Catherine O'Neill

Type: Op-Eds (March 9, 2005)
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Author(s): Catherine O'Neill
Politics and Precaution

Politics and Precaution, op-ed by William Buzbee

Type: Op-Eds (Jan. 22, 2005)
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Author(s): William Buzbee
Comments on EPA's proposed mercury pollution credit-trading scheme.

Catherine O'Neill's comments on EPA's proposed mercury pollution credit-trading scheme.

Type: Letters to Agencies (Jan. 3, 2005)
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Author(s): Catherine O'Neill
CPR Perspective: The Takings Clause of the Fifth Amendment

CPR Perspective: 'The Takings Clause of the Fifth Amendment,' by Bill Funk. CPR's Perspectives Series is a set of monographs by CPR Member Scholars on timely and important health, safety, and environmental topics. Each Perspective provides a thumbnail sketch of the competing arguments concerning a substantive or procedural principle for developing appropriate health, safety and environmental policies, and closes with the Member Scholar-author's proposed approach to the issue.

Type: Reports (Jan. 1, 2005)
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Author(s): Bill Funk
Mercury, Risk, & Justice

Mercury, Risk, & Justice, by Catherine A. O'Neill. White Paper 405, October 2004.

Type: Reports (Oct. 13, 2004)
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Author(s): Catherine O'Neill
Enforcing the Clean Water Act in the 21st Century: Harnessing the Power of the Public Spotlight (260 kb download), by Clifford Rechtschaffen. White Paper 404, October 2004.

Enforcing the Clean Water Act in the 21st Century: Harnessing the Power of the Public Spotlight (260 kb download), by Clifford Rechtschaffen. White Paper 404, October 2004.

Type: Reports (Oct. 12, 2004)
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Author(s): Clifford Rechtschaffen
Comments on Volatile Organic Compounds in paint, responding to industry Information Quality Act request

CPR's Sidney Shapiro and Rena Steinzor's August 3, 2004 response to the paint industry's Information Quality Act challenge to state rules on volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in paint: "Wrong in principle, wrong on the law, and wrong on the facts."

Type: Letters to Agencies (Aug. 3, 2004)
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Author(s): Sidney Shapiro, Rena Steinzor, Margaret Giblin
Dangerous Illusions about Wetlands

Dangerous Illusions about Wetlands, op-ed by Alyson Flournoy

Type: Op-Eds (May 19, 2004)
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Author(s): Alyson Flournoy
CPR Perspective: 'Grandfathered' Air Pollution Sources and New Source Review

CPR Perspective: 'Grandfathered' Air Pollution Sources and New Source Review, by Victor B. Flatt. CPR's Perspectives Series is a set of monographs by CPR Member Scholars on timely and important health, safety, and environmental topics. Each Perspective provides a thumbnail sketch of the competing arguments concerning a substantive or procedural principle for developing appropriate health, safety and environmental policies, and closes with the Member Scholar-author's proposed approach to the issue.

Type: Reports (March 2, 2003)
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Author(s): Victor Flatt
CPR Perspective: Nonpoint Source Pollution

CPR Perspective: 'TMDLs, Nonpoint Source Pollution, and the Goals of the Clean Water Act,' by Robert Adler. CPR's Perspectives Series is a set of monographs by CPR Member Scholars on timely and important health, safety, and environmental topics. Each Perspective provides a thumbnail sketch of the competing arguments concerning a substantive or procedural principle for developing appropriate health, safety and environmental policies, and closes with the Member Scholar-author's proposed approach to the issue.

Type: Reports (March 2, 2003)
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Author(s): Robert Adler
CPR Perspective: Protecting Endangered Species

CPR Perspective: 'Protecting Endangered Species,' by Holly Doremus. CPR's Perspectives Series is a set of monographs by CPR Member Scholars on timely and important health, safety, and environmental topics. Each Perspective provides a thumbnail sketch of the competing arguments concerning a substantive or procedural principle for developing appropriate health, safety and environmental policies, and closes with the Member Scholar-author's proposed approach to the issue.

Type: Reports (March 2, 2003)
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Author(s): Holly Doremus
CPR Perspective: Emissions Trading

CPR Perspective: Emissions Trading: 'Market-based' Regulatory Tools by Rena Steinzor:. CPR's Perspectives Series is a set of monographs by CPR Member Scholars on timely and important health, safety, and environmental topics. Each Perspective provides a thumbnail sketch of the competing arguments concerning a substantive or procedural principle for developing appropriate health, safety and environmental policies, and closes with the Member Scholar-author's proposed approach to the issue.

Type: Reports (March 1, 2003)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor
CPR Perspective: International Environmental Justice and Climate Change

CPR Perspective: International Environmental Justice and Climate Change. CPR's Perspectives Series is a set of monographs by CPR Member Scholars on timely and important health, safety, and environmental topics. Each Perspective provides a thumbnail sketch of the competing arguments concerning a substantive or procedural principle for developing appropriate health, safety and environmental policies, and closes with the Member Scholar-author's proposed approach to the issue.

Type: Reports (March 1, 2003)
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CPR Perspective: The Trade-off Myth of Livestock Grazing on Public Lands

CPR Perspective: The Trade-off Myth of Livestock Grazing on Public Lands: Protecting Public Lands from Overgrazing, by Joe Feller. CPR's Perspectives Series is a set of monographs by CPR Member Scholars on timely and important health, safety, and environmental topics. Each Perspective provides a thumbnail sketch of the competing arguments concerning a substantive or procedural principle for developing appropriate health, safety and environmental policies, and closes with the Member Scholar-author's proposed approach to the issue.

Type: Reports (March 1, 2003)
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Author(s): Joe Feller

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