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.
Author(s): Amy Sinden, James Goodwin
The rise and quick fall of the West tragedy's EPA rule
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
Author(s): Thomas McGarity
With Port Neches burning, do we really think gutting the EPA is wise
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.
Author(s): Joel Mintz
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.
Read PDF Read Online
Author(s): Karen Sokol, Thomas McGarity, Sidney Shapiro, David Flores
New Report: State Court Lawsuits Hold Promise of Climate Accountability and Compensation
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.
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
Author(s): Alejandro Camacho, Robert Glicksman