The push to hold fossil fuel producers accountable for greenhouse gas emissions is moving into state courts, in the form of tort claims. The trend holds the promise of compensation for socially vulnerable groups most heavily affected by climate change, and could have policy implications, as well.
Regulation as Social Justice: A Crowdsourced Blueprint for Building a Progressive Regulatory System
In June, CPR brought together a diverse group of 60 progressive activists and academics to flesh out a progressive vision for the U.S. regulatory system – one that genuinely protects people and the environment. Our new report reflects their thinking.
Carbon Pricing: Essential But Insufficient
In a new issue brief, CPR's Alice Kaswan contends that the comprehensive, visionary approach to a green transition that we need includes, but does not rely, on carbon pricing.
Evaluating Chesapeake Bay WIPs
In April, Chesapeake Bay states submitted draft Watershed Implementation Plans for the third phase of the Bay cleanup. CPR's Evan Isaacson and David Flores examine plans from Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania to see whether they're sufficient to restore the Bay's health by the 2025 target date.
Chemical Detox for the Workplace
An estimated 50,000 workers die in the United States each year from occupational diseases — most of these from toxic chemical exposures. How can workers and their advocates protect themselves from toxic hazards in the workplace? Read CPR's new Guide to Securing a Nontoxic Work Environment.
Toxic Floodwaters in the James River Watershed
More than 1,000 industrial facilities regulated for toxic and hazardous chemicals are vulnerable to flooding, imperiling more than 470,000 Virginians living in nearby low-income communities in the watershed.
Citizen Access to the Courts Is Essential to a Fair Economy
A decades-long campaign to limit Americans' access to the courts and to tamp down awards to injured parties is contributing to economic injustice and inequality. Read CPR's latest report.
Connect the Dots!
Check out CPR's new podcast series, Connect the Dots, hosted by Rob Verchick. The first six podcasts in the series focus on climate change and its many impacts, some you might not have thought of.
From Surviving to Thriving
CPR's new report brings together the leading legal scholars to offer analysis and policy recommendations in From Surviving to Thriving: Equity in Disaster Planning and Recovery.
The Congressional Review Act: The Case for Repeal
In its ongoing assault on our safeguards, Congress has made ample use of a once obscure law, using the Congressional Review Act to repeal more than a dozen vital safeguards. CPR's latest report assesses the damage and calls for repeal.
Halftime for the Chesapeake Bay
The effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay to health reaches a critical juncture this year, and CPR is keeping a watchful eye on progress. Check out CPR's Chesapeake Bay Midpoint Assessment page to see the latest.
Trading Away Clean Water Progress in the Chesapeake
Maryland has issued rules to govern a water pollution trading market aimed at protecting the Chesapeake Bay. Analysis from CPR and the Environmental Integrity Project says the rules miss the mark.