Industry-backed legislation now in Congress would make it considerably harder for victims of harmful chemicals to hold manufacturers accountable in court.
EPA's new strategic plan calls for less aggressive enforcement of the nation's environmental laws. A CPR Issue Alert calls EPA out on its retreat, warning of harm to Chesapeake Bay cleanup efforts.
Industrial-scale chicken farms are a huge source of Chesapeake Bay pollution, and new EPA water-quality requirements are Maryland's chance to get a handle on the problem. But the state's permitting process is far behind, and the state's waiving application fees that could help solve the problem.
A laughable calculation by FDA and OIRA of the "added" cost to agri-business from field workers washing their hands after going to the bathroom could result in weaker food safety regs.
Climate change's impacts hit the poor and vulnerable hardest. CPR's Alice Kaswan proposes seven principles to guide policy-making around climate change adaptation that respects environmental justice.
Is the SBA Office of Advocacy's opposition to environmental, health and safety regulations really in the interest of small business? Or is it doing big business's bidding?
A number of CPR Scholars are advocating an "ecosystem services" approach focused on restoring and maintaining the natural resources that protect public values.
Executive Order 12866, from which springs OIRA's vise-like grip on regulation, turned 20 in October. CPR Member Scholars marked the occasion with a blog carnival.
Joseph Tomain and Sidney Shapiro's latest book examines the dynamic nature of contemporary government and the future of the regulatory state.
According to a CPR White paper, day laborers are often at their employers' mercy when it comes to safety on the job. And mercy can be in short supply.
The largest estuary in North America, the Chesapeake Bay is home to more than 3,600 species of plants and animals. But after years of pollution abetted by political failure, the Environmental Protection Agency has forced the issue, imposing new pollution limits in cooperation with the states in the region. Read about CPR Member Scholars' work to save the Chesapeake.