Steinzor, Panel to Explore What Next Administration Will Mean for Public Protections

by Brian Gumm

March 31, 2016

When it comes to public health, the environment, and social justice, Americans are facing a host of challenges that call out for comprehensive, national solutions. Whether it's climate change, threats to water resources like the Chesapeake Bay and the Great Lakes, or serious injuries and deaths in the workplace, how we respond as a nation has direct impacts on our everyday lives.

Strong standards and effective enforcement of our laws and regulations are key to protecting our health and environment, and the next presidential administration and Congress will determine if and how agencies like EPA and OSHA rise to the occasion. The University of Pennsylvania Law School will examine these issues and more when it hosts a panel discussion in Philadelphia on Tuesday, April 5 titled, "The Next Five Years in Regulation: An Election Year Conversation."

Rena Steinzor, a Center for Progressive Reform Member Scholar and Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law, will join panelists in exploring the role that regulations and agencies should play in our democracy. She will also stress how weak enforcement of workplace safety and environmental rules hurts us all and discuss what the next administration needs to do to more effectively protect people from pollution and death and serious injury on the job.

Other panelists include Andy Green of the Center for American Progress, Paul Noe of the American Forest and Paper Association, and Sam Batkins of the American Action Forum, an anti-regulatory group.

Visit Penn Law's website to learn more about the event and RSVP. The panel discussion is open to the public, and it will be available on the web at https://www.law.upenn.edu/institutes/regulation/livestream.php. The stream will go live about 10-15 minutes before the start of the event. 

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Brian Gumm is the Communications Director at the Center for Progressive Reform. Prior to joining CPR in March 2016, he spent nearly a decade in several roles at the Center for Effective Government, including communications director and senior writer.

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