CPR Member Scholars are frequent contributors to newspaper opinion pages across the nation. Read op-eds from 2003 to 2008 below. Or read recent op-eds; as well as op-eds from 2013 to 2015; and 2009 to 2012.
by CPR Member Scholar Holly Doremus, published in Slate Magazine, November 14, 2008, on the Supreme Court's decision in a case challenging the U.S. Navy's use of underwater sonar in anti-submarine testing because of its dangerous impact on whales.
by CPR Member Scholar Rena Steinzor, published in the September 28, 2008 Baltimore Sun.
Adam Smith Meets Climate Change
a proposal for allotting international carbon credits, by CPR Member Scholar Doug Kysar and Ian Ayres, published in Slate Magazine, September 25, 2008.
Let California Experiment
by William W. Buzbee, published in the December 28, 2007 Atlanta Journal-Constitution, on the Bush EPA's denial of California's request for a Clean Air Act waiver that would allow it and 16 piggybacking states to fight global warming with stricter automobile emissions standards.
The danger in defective medical devices
by Thomas O. McGarity, published December 4, 2007 in the Austin American Statesman, on the choices facing the Supreme Court in the Riegel vs. Medtronic case about federal preemption and citizen access to the courts.
Bullies Along the Potomac
on the federal government's efforts to preempt the power of states to establish environmental, health and safety standards more stringent than its own, by Nina Mendelson, published in the July 5, 2006 New York Times.
In Bush Grazing Decision, Politics, Secrecy Win Again, Joseph Feller on Administration suppression of a damning environmental impact statement assessing the harm from a Bureau of Land Management grazing policy, published August 18 on the websites of the Center for American Progress and AlterNet.
Mad Cow 'Firewalls' Just a Smokescreen
Thomas O. McGarity on the loopholes in the government's protections against mad cow disease, published July 22, 2004 on the Center for American Progress website.
Try Not to Breathe
Catherine A. O'Neill on the Administration's strategic shift on pollution, from forcing polluters to prevent, mitigate, or minimize the pollution they produce, to putting the burden on individuals to avoid the risks of pollution, published July 7, 2004 on the Center for American Progress website, reprinted by AlterNet.
Dangerous Illusions about Wetlands
” Alyson Flournoy, on the Bush Administration’s Earth Day announcement about protecting wetlands, published May 19, 2004 on the Center for American Progress website.
A Perfect Storm
by Member Scholar Rena Steinzor then-Member Scholar Lisa Heinzerling, on mercury pollution, published March 17, 2004 on the Center for American Progress website.
Bush's Cost-Benefit View Carries a High Price
by then-Member Scholar Lisa Heinzerling and Member Scholar Frank Ackerman, on the Bush Administration's use of cost-benefit analysis to foil California environmental laws, published in the April 26, 2004 San Jose Mercury News.
A weighty matter? Not this one
by Douglas Kysar, on Congressional efforts to end obesity liability lawsuits before they start. Published in the March 17, 2004 Orlando Sentinel.
Balancing Lives Against Lucre
by then-Member Scholar Lisa Heinzerling and Member Scholar Frank Ackerman, on the failure of cost-benefit analysis. Published February 25, 2004 in the Los Angeles Times.
Only an Independent Agency Can Safeguard Beef
by Tom McGarity, on the USDA's response to mad cow disease and the need for a truly independent federal agency to oversee food safety enforcement, published January 6, 2004 in the Dallas Morning News.
Data Quality Or Scientific Censorship?
by John Applegate, Don Hornstein, Tom McGarity, Sid Shapiro, Rena Steinzor, and Wendy Wagner, on the failings of the Data Quality Act. Published in Risk Policy Report, October 14, 2003, and posted here by permission. (The article reflects the views of the authors. Neither Risk Policy Report nor Inside Washington Publishers condones any particular public policy viewpoint.)
Politics and Precaution
by William H. Buzbee, on how Mike Leavitt will handle the tensions between protecting the environment and political pressure from the White House.