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.

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
Dangerous Bedfellows: The stalemate on criminal justice reform.

Writing for The American Prospect, Rena Steinzor takes note of the unusual roll call of supporters for criminal justice reform legislation, and efforts by conservatives to use the bill to weaken enforcement of white-collar crime laws.

Type: Op-Eds (May 11, 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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