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CPR Member Scholar Op-Eds

CPR Member Scholars are frequent contributors to newspaper opinion pages across the nation. Read what they have to say, below. Or read op-eds from earlier years.



Clean Energy and the Myth of Free Markets
by Joseph P. Tomain, January 2, 2017, Cincinnati Enquirer


Beware Compounded Drugs, Especially Under Trump's FDA
by Rena Steinzor, December 8, 2016, American Prospect

Dismantling Climate Rules Isn't So Easy
by William Buzbee, December 9, 2016, The New York Times

About that Octopus in the Parking Garage
by Dan Farber and Rob Verchick, December 5, 2016, The Miami Herald

Wave of Corporate Wrongdoing Demands More Prosecution, Not Less
by Rena Steinzor and Dan Dudis, November 30, 2016, Huffington Post

Before Scuttling Regulations, Remember the Deadly, Destructive West Explosion
by Thomas McGarity, November 29, 2016, The Waco Tribune

Time to Reform Workers' Compensation Laws
by Thomas McGarity and Sidney Shapiro, November 6, 2016, The San Antonio Express

Lawmakers Must Stop Eroding Workers' Compensation Laws
by Thomas McGarity and Sidney Shapiro, November 3, 2016, The Austin American-Statesman

Texas Lawmakers Must Stop Eroding  Workers' Compensation Laws
by Thomas McGarity and Sidney Shapiro, November 1, 2016, The Rio Grande Guardian

Amendment 7 Seeks to Slow Climate Change
by Maxine Burkett and Makena Coffman, October 23, 2016, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser

As Court Weighs Clean Power Plan, Rule's Approach Could Reduce Carbon Emissions, Improve Public Health
by Alice Kaswan, September 23, 2016, The Hill

House's September Agenda a Red Flag for November
by James Goodwin, September 23, 2016, The Hill

Our Energy Grid is Amazingly Vulnerable, and Climate Change is the Cause
by Rob Verchick, August 26, 2016, Slate

Obama's Use of Executive Orders to Bypass Gridlock
by Sidney Shapiro and Rena Steinzor, August 23, 2016, The New York Times

The politicization of science a damaging trend in North Carolina
by Sidney Shapiro, August 17, 2016, The Raleigh News & Observer

OSHA Penalties Are Too Low for Serious Workplace Violations
by Martha McCluskey, July 18, 2016, The Buffalo News

When a Workplace Tragedy is Also a Crime
by Rena Steinzor and Katherine Tracy, May 31, 2016, FairWarning

Worker Deaths Should Lead to Punishment for Companies, Executives
by Rena Steinzor and Katherine Tracy, May 29, 2016, The Sacramento Bee

Time for Environmental Crimes
by Rena Steinzor, May/June 2016, The Environmental Forum

Dangerous Bedfellows: The Stalemate on Criminal Justice Reform
by Rena Steinzor, Spring 2016, American Prospect

How a Hidden Clause Helps Banks and Others Rip You Off
by Martha McCluskey and Sidney Shapiro, May 13, 2016, The Charlotte Observer

Pollution Police Off the Beat
by Rena Steinzor and Evan Isaacson, May 6, 2016, The Baltimore Sun

Utah Judiciary's Lack of Diversity Will Not Correct Itself
by Robert W. Adler, May 2, 2016, The Salt Lake Tribune

Time for Communities to Face Climate Change
by Robert R.M. Verchick, April 15, 2016, The (New Orleans) Advocate

Judgment Day for Reckless Executives
by Rena Steinzor, April 7, 2016, The New York Times

Vacancy Creates Uncertainty on Supreme Court
by Joseph P. Tomain, March 16, 2016, The (Cincinnati) Enqurier

Food Safety’s Criminal State of Mind
by Rena Steinzor, January 6, 2016, Food Safety News

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