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CPR News Releases
April 16, 2015,
CPR Announces Appointment of New President: Robert R.M. Verchick; Rena Steinzor Steps Down after Seven Years at Helm, Succeeded by Loyola University New Orleans College of Law Professor, Former EPA Official
December 8, 2014,
New Map Plots Farmer-Reported Data to Show ‘Excessive’ Soil Phosphorus Levels at All But One Large Poultry Farm in Six (Maryland) Eastern Shore Counties
November 25, 2014,
Center for Progressive Reform Announces New Executive Director; Long-time CPR Analyst Matthew Shudtz to Assume Leadership Post
November 7, 2014,
The President’s Path to Progress in 2015-16:
CPR Report Identifies 13 Essential Regulatory Actions the President Can and Should Complete Before Leaving Office.
June 26, 2014,
Winning Safer Workplaces: CPR Releases New Manual Rich with Policy Reforms for State & Local Advocacy to Reduce Worker Deaths, Injuries, & Illnesses
October 29, 2013,
CPR Releases New Report on Toxic Chemical Reform: The rights of victims and states needs to be preserved in any toxic reform legislation
June 6, 2013,
CPR Scholar Robert Verchick, Former EPA Official, Reacts to Congressional Letter to White House on Delayed Rules Protecting the Environment, Health & Safety
January 29, 2013,
Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Advocacy Working to Undermine Federal Health and Safety Protections, Says CPR Report
January 11, 2013,
Rise in Contract Labor Brings New Worker Safety Threats, Demands New Government Policies in Several Dangerous Industries, Says CPR Report
December 10, 2012,
New CPR Report Proposes Seven Key Executive Orders to Advance Environmental, Health and Safety Protections
September 24, 2012,
Maryland and Federal Authorities Prosecute Water Polluters Too Rarely and Penalties for Convictions Lack Deterrent Punch, CPR Report Says
August 15, 2012,
Will Chesapeake Bay Pollution Credit-Trading Program Trade Away Fairness? New CPR White Paper Raises Serious Environmental Justice Concerns
July 19, 2012,
As Thousands Still Die on the Job Every Year, New CPR Report Recommends Congress Update Decades-Old Safety Laws
June 5, 2012,
New Report Calls on Pennsylvania and Maryland to Reform Approach to Chesapeake Bay Pollution from Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations
May 25, 2012,
CPR Briefing Paper Warns of Pitfalls in Chesapeake Bay Water Quality Trading Approach
March 8, 2012,
New CPR White Paper Takes on Myth of ‘Defensive Medicine’ as a Significant Driver of Medical Malpractice Insurance Premiums and Health Care Costs; Authors Say Defensive Medicine’s Impact on Overall Costs Is Slight.
January 26, 2012,
U.S. Should Take Steps Now to Begin Protecting Public from BPA, a Ubiquitous Endocrine-Disrupting Chemical, Says New CPR Report.
January 4, 2012,
Center for Progressive Reform Celebrates 10 Years of Influencing Regulatory Policy, Environmental Debates.
January 3, 2012,
Center for Progressive Reform Announces New Executive Director; Jake Caldwell to Assume Post in Second Week of January.
November 28, 2011,
Obama White House Changes More Agency Regulations in Backroom Process than Bush Administration Did, Says New CPR Report
June 10, 2011,
Washington State Should Expand Policy Preparations Now For Responding to Effects of Climate Change, Start Adjusting Laws and Policies, Says CPR Report
June 2, 2011,
CPR White Paper Explodes Industry Myths about BPA; Five Myths Intended to Muddle Facts, Cast False Doubt on Sound Science about BPA’s Dangers
April 20, 2011,
New Report from CPR Urges Administration to Adopt a ‘Sense of Urgency’ about Finishing Work on 12 Key Environmental, Health and Safety Regulations
March 11, 2011,
BP Disaster Victims Betrayed by One-Two Punch of ‘Hollowed Regulation and Hobbled Law,’ Says New CPR White Paper
February 8, 2011,
SBA Study Claiming $1.75 Trillion Cost of Regulations Was Based on Series of Significantly Flawed Calculations, Says CPR Report
January 25, 2011,
State Plans For Chesapeake Bay Restoration Not Strong Enough to Get the Job Done, Says New CPR Report
January 18, 2011,
Obama Plan to Revisit Existing Regulations Won't Dampen Industry's Push to Eliminate More Public Protections, Says CPR President Rena Steinzor
November 19, 2010,
Steinzor Comments on EPA’s Coal Ash Proposal: Effort to Regulate Toxic Coal Ash Hijacked by Faulty, OMB-Generated, Economic Estimates of High Costs
November 9, 2010,
EPA's Toxic Chemical Database Woefully Out of Date Despite Obama Administration Reforms; Backlog Will Persist for Decades At Current Rate
September 30, 2010,
BP Disaster a Product of ‘Regulatory Blowout,’ Says New Study; Scholars Point to Multiple Regulatory Failures, Call for Precautionary Principle
September 14, 2010,
Lesson from BP Disaster: Federal Government Not Prepared to Make Sound and Timely Safety Policies for Cleanup Workers, CPR Report Says
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
August 3, 2010,
Industry's 'Capture' of Federal Agencies Pervasive as Regulatory Failures Pile Up, Administrative Law Expert Tells Congressional Panel; Proposes Four Actions For Congress to Address Problem
May 4, 2010,
White House Meddling in Rulemaking Process Undercuts EPA's Action on Coal Ash, Says CPR President Rena Steinzor
April 8, 2010,
Maryland Failing to Enforce Clean Water Laws,Letting Polluters off the Hook, Says New Report
February 9, 2010,
New CPR White Paper: OSHA ‘Dysfunction’ Leaves Workers at Risk
January 14, 2010,
Obama Regulatory Efforts Earn Mixed Reviews; Administration Earns B- in "Obama’s Regulators: A First-Year Report Card
October 30, 2009,
Solving the Puzzle of an Enfeebled Regulatory System; Citing ‘Regulatory System in Severe Disrepair,’ CPR Releases Three White Papers Addressing Distinct Aspects of Problem: CPR Member Scholars Address Dysfunctional Regulatory Agencies, Costs of Delayed Regulations, Moving Beyond Cost-Benefit Analysis
September 21, 2009,
CPR Names New Executive Director: Shana Campbell Jones to Lead Staff
August 4, 2009,
Medical Device Safety Needs a Common Law Backup to FDA's Limited Regulation, CPR Member Scholar Tells Senate Committee
. Read the
June 18, 2009,
To Save Chesapeake Bay, Congress Must Create Enforceable Penalties for States that Fail to meet Targets, Says CPR Report.
June 11, 2009,
EPA’s IRIS Database "Outdated, Incomplete, Ineffective"; Administrator Jackson’s Reforms "Leave Major Issues Unresolved."
May 18, 2009,
Experts to Debate Future of Centralized Regulatory Review in Obama Era at CPR Symposium, May 22
, Media Advisory.
May 12, 2009,
Mercury-Emitting Chlor-Alkali Plants Cause Unnecessary Harm to Human Health
, CPR Member Scholar Tells Congressional Committee, on Catherine O'Neill's testimony before the U.S. House House Energy and Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection.
April 30, 2009,
Obama Administration Should Redefine Role of ‘Regulatory Czar’ to Help Protect Citizens, Not Weaken Regulation, CPR President Tells Congressional Committee
, about Rena Steinzor's testimony before the House Science and Technology Committee’s Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight.
April 3, 2009,
Obama Initiative on 'Science Integrity' Must Go Beyond Fixing Bush Era Politicization, Say Center for Progressive Reform Scholars
, about a letter from CPR Member Scholars Rena Steinzor and Wendy Wagner to White House Science Advisor John Holdren. Read
April 1, 2009,
Supreme Court Ruling in Entergy v. EPA Narrow Enough to Leave Obama Administration Leeway to Protect Waters, Says Center for Progressive Reform Scholar
, statement of CPR Member Scholar Amy Sinden, reacting to ruling on the use of cost-benefit analysis.
March 4, 2009,
Supreme Court Ruling in
Wyeth v. Levine
a Rebuke of Backdoor Efforts to Deny Citizens' Right to Hold Industry Accountable, Says Center for Progressive Reform Scholar
, statement of Nina Mendelson in response to the Supreme Court's ruling in
Wyeth vs. Levine
January 26, 2009,
The Choices Facing Cass Sunstein: CPR Member Scholars Point to Trouble Ahead for "Regulatory Czar"
, upon the release of
Reinvigorating Protection of Health, Safety, and the Environment: The Choices Facing Cass Sunstein
(180 kb), CPR White Paper 901, by CPR Member Scholars John Applegate (Indiana University–Bloomington), Thomas McGarity (University of Texas), Sidney Shapiro (Wake Forest University), Amy Sinden (Temple University), Rena Steinzor (University of Maryland), Robert R.M. Verchick (Loyola University–New Orleans), and CPR Policy Analyst James Goodwin. Read the
. Read Rena Steinzor's
on the subject.
December 18, 2008,
New CPR Report Spotlights Dangers of Regulatory Preemption at Consumer Product Safety Commission
November 11, 2008,
"CPR Scholars Propose Slate of Executive Orders to Launch Obama
Administration’s Work on Health, Safety and Environment
August 28, 2008, "
Saving Science from Politics: CPR Scholars' 'Nine Reforms' Offers Blueprint
July 17, 2008, "
New CPR White Paper: NHTSA’s ‘Penchant for Preemption’ Will Weaken Safety Protections for Motorists
April 16, 2008, "
CPR’s Buzbee Urges Action on Clean Water Restoration Act
January 23, 2008, "
Rena Steinzor Succeeds Tom McGarity as CPR President
October 17, 2007, "
CPR's Steinzor Details EPA's Superfund Failure in Senate Oversight Hearing; Calls for Reinstatement of 'Polluter Pays.'
October 15, 2007, "
Facts, Ideas, and U.S. Climate Change Policy: A Conference on Climate Change
," media advisory for an October 20, 2007 conference sponsored jointly by CPR, the University of Kansas School of Law, and the Commons at the University of Kansas.
September 11, 2007, "
Bush Administration Using 'Agency Preemption' of State Law to Undercut Consumer Health and Safety
November 30, 2006, "
Half of U.S. Breathes Dangerous Levels of Smog; Lax State Enforcement Faulted
June 15, 2006, "
Bush Administration Fails to Clean Up Toxic Waste Dumps, Leaves Communities at Risk
," and the report it describes, "
The Toll of Superfund Neglect: Toxic Waste Dumps & Communities at Risk
April 6, 2006:
"CPR White Paper Proposes Innovative Solutions to Gaps in Data on Toxic Chemicals
January 27, 2006: "
CPR's Steinzor on John Graham's Departure from OIRA: 'Graham Legacy is Weaker Safeguards, Cozier Relationship with Industry
October 31, 2005, "
New CPR Report: Vioxx Disaster a Product of Hollowing Out of FDA
September 9, 2005:
"CPR's McGarity Raps Ex-Corps of Engineers Officials' Effort to Blame Environmentalists for Katrina Damage
June 28, 2005: "
Bush Forest Regs "Sell Out" National Forests
Full White Paper
June 13, 2005:
"CPR Takes New Name to Reflect Expanded Mission
April 11, 2005.
"New CPR White Paper: MTBE Dispute Highlights Importance of Tort Law in Protecting Public
March 8, 2005:
"Industry Using ‘Information Quality Act’ to Evade Environmental, Health, Safety Standards
February 9, 2005
"A New Progressive Agenda for Public Health and the Environment; New Book from Center for Progressive Reform Maps Ambitious Environmental Agenda
July 22, 2004:
"New Study Reveals Gaping Holes in Mad Cow 'Firewall.'
July 9, 2004:
"CPR President McGarity Responds to FDA Mad Cow Announcement
April 15, 2004:
CPR's Sidney Shapiro's reaction to OMB's revised Peer Review Guidelines
January 14, 2004.
Tom McGarity letter responding to USDA's mad cow regulations
September 16, 2003.
Rena Steinzor's Senate testimony on the Bush EPA's poor enforcement record
June 6, 2003
Rena Steinzor's testimony to a subcommittee of the House Government Reform committee on proposals to elevate EPA to Cabinet status
May 20, 2003
Sidney Shapiro and Rena Steinzor's letter to EPA's Christine Whitman and OMB's John Graham
, urging that they reject pressure from an industry-backed group to misapply the Data Quality Act and censor comments from the NRDC.
May 8, 2003. Then-Member Scholar Lisa Heinzerling’s reaction statement to EPA Administrator Christine Whitman’s stated disavowal of "
" for cost-benefit analysis.
April 23, 2003. News advisory about CPR Congressional Briefing, "
Democracy Dies Behind Closed Doors: The Homeland Security Act and Government Secrecy Initiatives
March 10, 2003. News advisory about CPR Congressional Briefing, "
OMB's Backdoor War on Regulation
January 13, 2003.
Statement by CPR Board Member Rena Steinzor
on Administration announcement of new EPA Water Quality Trading Guidance, and its effect on mercury pollution.
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