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.

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

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