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.

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, 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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Author(s): Rena Steinzor
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

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