CPR Member Scholars work to protect the environment through research and scholarship focused on the critical policy choices confronting us today, and by devising the environmental policy approaches of tomorrow.
The American workplace has changed dramatically over the last two decades, and so have the inherent hazards for workers. But OSHA, the federal agency charged with protecting workers from those hazards, is stuck in neutral, with an outdated statute.
When it comes to health, safety and the environment, executive branch enforcement of the law has become yet another arena to fight and re-fight policy battles presumably settled in Congress. The result is weakened regulations that are produced months and years late. Read about CPR Member Scholars' work on regulatory policy.
Man-made climate change poses a severe threat to the future health of the planet and all that live on it. The good news is that we know what causes it, and know how to slow it down, and even stop it. The bad news is that we have made far too little progress.