Mercury and the DEQ: trading our health for economic gain
Comments on Endangered Species Act Consultation Rules
Comments on Endangered Species Act Consultation Rules, supporting withdrawal of Bush administration "midnight rule" weakening enforcement
Author(s): Mary Jane Angelo, Holly Doremus, Dan Rohlf, James Goodwin
CPR Perspective: Carbon Capture and Geologic Sequestration
Carbon Capture and Geologic Sequestration involves capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from power generation and industrial processes, transporting the CO2 to an area with suitable geology, and injecting it into deep geologic formations, sequestering the CO2 underground for hundreds to thousands of years. Geological formations suitable for CO2 sequestration include oil and gas fields, saline aquifers, and deep coal seams. The goal is to avoid the atmospheric release of CO2 by sequestering the captured CO2 emissions approximately one kilometer underground.
Author(s): Alexandra Klass
CPR Perspective: Environmental Justice and Climate Change: Incorporating Environmental Justice into Greenhouse Gas Cap-and-Trade Programs
A well-designed cap-and-trade program could increase incentives for alternative energy and for new emissions-reduction technology. Traditional regulations generally take a facility’s basic production technology as a given and then impose rate-based emission reduction requirements in light of that production technology. In contrast, a cap-and-trade program would put a price on carbon and, if the price signal is successful, would create an ongoing incentive to reduce overall emissions. An effective trading program could give facilities incentives to use less carbon-intensive energy sources and production technologies, not simply reduce end-of-the-stack emissions to comply with a set standard.
Author(s): Alice Kaswan
June 18, 2009, To Save Chesapeake Bay, Congress Must Create Enforceable Penalties for States that Fail to meet Targets, Says CPR Report.
May 12, 2019: Mercury-Emitting Chlor-Alkili Plants Cause Unnecessary Harm to Human Health, CPR Member Scholar Tells Congressional Committee
The IRIS Information Roadblock: How Gaps in EPA's Main Toxicological Database Weaken Environmental Protection
The IRIS Information Roadblock: How Gaps in EPA's Main Toxicological Database Weaken Environmental Protection, CPR White Paper 904, June 2009.
Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Wendy Wagner, Matt Shudtz