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.

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

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