Commentary: David Driesen of Syracuse University School of Law says proposed REINS law unnecessary
August 30, 2010, What's Behind Recent Regulatory Failures? Experts Go Beyond Finger-Pointing at Regulators, Identify Systemic Problems in Washington's Approach to Regulation.
Sidney Shapiro's testimony on agency capture, before the Senate Judiciary Committee's subcommittee on Administrative Oversight and the Courts. News release.
Sidney Shapiro's August 3, 2010, testimony on agency capture, before the Senate Judiciary Committee's subcommittee on Administrative Oversight and the Courts. News release.
Author(s): Sidney Shapiro
Comments on 2010 OMB Report to Congress on Costs and Benefits of Regulation
Comments from CPR Member Scholars and staff on 2010 OMB Report to Congress on Costs and Benefits of Regulation
Author(s): Sidney Shapiro, Amy Sinden, Rena Steinzor, James Goodwin
The People's Agents and the Battle to Protect the Public
Reasonable people disagree about the reach of the federal government, but almost everyone believes the government should protect us from such dangers as bacteria-infested food, harmful drugs, toxic pollution, crumbling bridges, and unsafe toys. And yet, the agencies that shoulder these responsibilities are in shambles; if they continue to decline, lives will be lost, money wasted, and natural resources squandered. In their 2010 book, The People's Agents and the Battle to Protect the Public: Special Interests, Government, and Threats to Health, Safety, and the Environment, Rena Steinzor and Sidney Shapiro take a hard look at the tangled web of problems that have led to the dire state of the American regulatory structure.
Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Sidney Shapiro
Letter to White House Counsel re ongoing violations of presidential executive orders by OIRA
Letter from several CPR Member Scholars to White House Counsel re three ongoing violations of presidential executive orders by the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs: 1) continuing review of agency guidance documents; 2) exceeding deadlines for completing reviews; 3) failing to disclose "before and after" documents allowing public scrutiny of OIRA revisions to rules
Author(s): Robert Glicksman, Thomas McGarity, Sidney Shapiro, Amy Sinden, Rena Steinzor
Beyond Environmental Law: Policy Proposals for a Better Environmental Future
Nearly half a century after Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring helped launch the modern environmental movement, the nation’s environmental statutes are showing signs of age. New challenges have arisen – climate change, most notably, but others that also threaten the safety of the air we breathe, water we drink, food we eat and more. In their new book, Beyond Environmental Law: Policy Proposals for a Better Environmental Future, CPR Member Scholars David Driesen and Alyson Flournoy compile original chapter contributions by leading environmental scholars assessing how to craft effective environmental standards to combat the environmental challenges of the 21st Century. Published in March 2010 by Cambridge University Press, Beyond Environmental Law proposes two new statutes: an Environmental Legacy Act to preserve a defined environmental legacy for future generations, and an Environmental Competition Statute to spark movement to new clean technologies. The first proposal would require for the first time that the federal government define an environmental legacy that it must preserve for future generations. The second would establish a market competition to maximize environmental protection.
Author(s): Alyson Flournoy, David Driesen
CPR Member Scholars letter to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Toyota safety recall
CPR Member Scholars Rena Steinzor and Sidney Shapiro's letter to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee re the failure of the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration to address in a timely fashion engineering failures in certain Toyota models
Author(s): Sidney Shapiro, Rena Steinzor