Reports & Papers

CPR White Papers and Issue Alerts offer timely and thoughtful analysis on current policy issues, spanning the full range of environmental, health, safety and regulatory issues.

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
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
Plausibility Pleading: Barring the Courthouse Door to Deserving Claimants

Plausibility Pleading: Barring the Courthouse Door to Deserving Claimants, CPR White Paper 1005

Type: Reports (May 11, 2010)
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Author(s): Bill Funk, Thomas McGarity, Sidney Shapiro, James Goodwin
CPR Perspective: Mercury Pollution: Protecting Mothers and Babies

CPR Perspective: Preventing Mercury Pollution: Protecting Mothers and Babies, by Catherine O'Neill and Rena Steinzor. CPR's Perspectives Series is a set of monographs by CPR Member Scholars on timely and important health, safety, and environmental topics. Each Perspective provides a thumbnail sketch of the competing arguments concerning a substantive or procedural principle for developing appropriate health, safety and environmental policies, and closes with the Member Scholar-author's proposed approach to the issue.

Type: Reports (April 1, 2010)
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Author(s): Catherine O'Neill, Rena Steinzor
Workers at Risk: Regulatory Dysfunction at OSHA
Type: Reports (Feb. 8, 2010)
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Author(s): Thomas McGarity, Rena Steinzor, Sidney Shapiro, Matt Shudtz
The Future of Environmental Protection: The Case for a National Environmental Legacy Act

The Future of Environmental Protection: The Case for a National Environmental Legacy Act, CPR White Paper #1002, by Alyson Flournoy, Ryan Feinberg, Margaret Clune Giblin, Heather Halter, and Christina Storz

Type: Reports (Feb. 1, 2010)
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Author(s): Alyson Flournoy, Margaret Giblin
Fifty FDAs: An Argument for Federal Preemption of State Tort Law that Is Less than Meets the Eye
Type: Reports (Oct. 28, 2009)
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Author(s): William Buzbee, Bill Funk, Thomas McGarity, Sidney Shapiro, James Goodwin, Matt Shudtz
The Truth About Torts: Regulatory Preemption at the Federal Railroad Administration

The Truth About Torts: Regulatory Preemption at the Federal Railroad Administration, CPR White Paper 910

Type: Reports (Oct. 28, 2009)
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Author(s): Nina Mendelson, Bill Funk, Sidney Shapiro, Thomas McGarity, Jennifer Marshall, James Goodwin
A Return to Common Sense: Protecting Health, Safety, and the Environment Through Pragmatic Regulatory Impact Analysis

A Return to Common Sense: Protecting Health, Safety, and the Environment Through Pragmatic Regulatory Impact Analysis, CPR White Paper 909

Type: Reports (Oct. 27, 2009)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Amy Sinden, Sidney Shapiro, James Goodwin

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