Ideological opponents of regulation are on the warpath on the Hill, seeking to undercut vital statutory safeguards for health, the environment, worker safety and more. Check out CPR analyses of their latest bad ideas.
The Small Business Charade
A new CPR issue alert describes how the SBA’s Office of Advocacy is collaborating with big-business trade associations to undermine a proposed OSHA standard aimed at protecting construction workers and others from deadly silica dust.
The President's Path to Progress in 2015-16: 13 Essential Regulatory Actions
A new Issue Alert from CPR identifies "The Essential 13" regulatory actions the President should complete before leaving town, saving thousands of lives, protecting the environment and burnishing his legacy.
Why Not Jail?
Rena Steinzor's latest book analyzes five recent industrial catastrophes that have killed or sickened workers and consumers, and urges far more aggressive prosecution of corporate wrong-doers.
Winning Safer Workplaces
Thousands of Americans die every year from on-the-job hazards, and OSHA isn't making enough progress. A new manual from CRP offers state and local advocates a path to safer workplaces.
Why Does Maryland Give Chesapeake Bay Polluters a Break?
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.
CPR's Alice Kaswan offers principles for policy-making around climate change adaptation that respects environmental justice.
Saving the Chesapeake
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.