Reports & Papers

CPR White Papers and Issue Alerts offer timely and thoughtful analysis on current policy issues, spanning the full range of environmental, health, safety and regulatory issues.

Climate Justice: State Courts and the Fight for Equity

Given the scope of the damage from climate change, individuals, organizations, and specific jurisdictions have turned to litigation to hold industry accountable for past and continuing behavior. Such litigation is the only way those who have suffered climate-related damage can seek recourse for loss of homes, livelihoods, health, and the death and injury of loved ones. It could also have an important impact on climate change policy in the United States. Read CPR's November 2019 report on the trend toward state-based litigation.

Type: Reports (Nov. 12, 2019)
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Author(s): Karen Sokol, Thomas McGarity, Sidney Shapiro, David Flores
Regulation as Social Justice: A Crowdsourced Blueprint for Building a Progressive Regulatory System

On June 5, 2019, the Center for Progressive Reform hosted a first-of-its-kind, one-day convening that brought together a diverse group of more than 60 progressive activists and academics. Our purpose was to begin the process of developing a progressive vision of the U.S. regulatory system – one that is not only robust and responsive enough to meet the immediate challenge of protecting people and the environment against unacceptable risks, but that also is institutionally designed to promote the broader social goals of justice and equity. CPR's James Goodwin synthesized the ideas into a report.

Type: Reports (Sept. 25, 2019)
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Author(s): James Goodwin
Regulation as Social Justice Library of Resources

In September 2019, CPR released Regulation as Social Justice: A Crowdsourced Blueprint for Building a Progressive Regulatory System, a report that synthesizes recommendations from more than 60 progressive advocates into a comprehensive, action-oriented agenda for rebuilding the regulatory system. To increase the usefulness of the report, CPR has created this web-based library of materials developed by CPR Member Scholars and staff along with our progressive allies that provides more details on the reforms included the report. We will continuously update this library as additional materials become available.

Type: Reports (Sept. 25, 2019)
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Author(s): James Goodwin
Carbon Pricing: Essential But Insufficient

Carbon pricing continues to be a hot-button issue, a promising tool in the effort to stave off climate change, but one roundly opposed by industry. In her June 19 issue brief, CPR's Alice Kaswan argues that carbon pricing is necessary, but both practically and politically insufficient for achieving a clean energy transition. June 2019.

Type: Reports (June 28, 2019)
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Author(s): Alice Kaswan
June 2019 Update on Trump EPA’s ‘Benefits-Busting’ Rule

CPR's James Goodwin examines the implications of EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler's May 13, 2019, memo to the agency’s Assistant Administrators. In the memo, Wheeler announced the agency was partially backtracking on its pending rulemaking to overhaul how it would perform cost-benefit analyses for its future rules.

Type: Reports (June 4, 2019)
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The 2019 WIPs: An Evaluation of the Watershed Implementation Plans Submitted by Maryland, Virginia & Pennsylvania

In April 2019, each of the Chesapeake Bay states submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the public drafts of their Phase III Watershed Implementation Plans, encompassing their plans for meeting the 2025 pollution reduction targets. CPR's Evan Isaacson evaluates the plans put forward by the three states responsible for the bulk of the pollution in the Bay, Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania. A companion analysis by David Flores examines whether and how well the plans account for the impacts of climate change.

Type: Reports (May 16, 2019)
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Author(s): David Flores
Chemical Detox for the Workplace

Inadequately regulated chemical hazards are at their deadliest in the workplace. People exposed to toxics at work tend to encounter dangerous substances more frequently, for longer durations, and at higher levels than the public at large. Workers are at substantial risk across dozens of sectors including agriculture, domestic cleaning, hair and nail salons, home repairs, building construction, and chemical manufacturing. Read CPR's Detox for the Workplace handbook to see how workers can protect themselves.

Type: Reports (April 10, 2019)
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Author(s): Thomas McGarity, Sidney Shapiro, Rena Steinzor, Katie Tracy
Toxic Floodwaters: The Threat of Climate-Driven Chemical Disaster in the James River Watershed

The James River watershed in Virginia is particularly vulnerable to the consequences of climate change. It faces higher than average sea-level rise, intensifying precipitation rates, and increased hurricane risks. As major storms cause serious and potentially toxic flooding in the James River watershed – and elsewhere in the United States – residents are reminded that the industries surrounding them are not doing enough to plan and adapt to our changing world.

Type: Reports (March 7, 2019)
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Author(s): Noah Sachs, David Flores
The Truth About Torts: Closing the Courthouse Door

In recent years, efforts to rein in excesses of corporations have run head-long into an assault on individuals' right to bring suit against manufacturers whose products or activities cause them harm. This push for what its backers call “tort reform,” has been driven by a seemingly endless stream of thinly fact-checked anecdotes about frivolous lawsuits and by a brazen effort to blame the rising costs of health care on malpractice lawsuits. CPR’s Member Scholars have conducted extensive research on the implications of "tort reform," and in a series of reports have debunked most of industry’s claims about the need for such measures.

Type: Reports (Jan. 1, 2019)
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Civil Justice in the United States: How Citizen Access to the Courts Is Essential to a Fair Economy

Americans depend on our civil courts to keep the economy on a fair and firm foundation, but a decades-long campaign to limit access and tamp down awards to injured parties has left courts with diminished power. In an era of rising economic insecurity and inequality that has left many individuals and communities struggling to overcome disadvantages beyond their control, we need legislators and policymakers at all levels of government to take action to promote greater access to justice.

Type: Reports (Sept. 19, 2018)
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Author(s): Sidney Shapiro, Martha McCluskey, Thomas McGarity, Karen Sokol, James Goodwin
From Surviving to Thriving: Equity in Disaster Planning and Recovery

CPR's new report brings together leading legal scholars to offer analysis and policy recommendations in From Surviving to Thriving: Equity in Disaster Planning and Recovery.

Type: Reports (Sept. 5, 2018)
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Author(s): Rebecca Bratspies, Maxine Burkett, John Echeverria, Daniel Farber, Victor Flatt, David Flores, Alyson Flournoy, Alice Kaswan, Christine Klein, Joel Mintz, Sidney Shapiro, Karen Sokol, Joseph Tomain, Katie Tracy, Robert Verchick
Eye on OIRA

The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the White House may be the most important group of bureaucrats you've never heard of. But CPR's Member Scholars and staff are keeping tabs on the office of the so-called "regulatory czar," tracking what goes in and out. Check out our "Eye on OIRA" project.

Type: Reports (June 3, 2018)
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Halftime for the Chesapeake Bay

The long-running effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay to health has reached a critical juncture. The current restoration effort known as the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for the Bay established 2017 as the first of two key deadlines. By then, the state and federal partners were to have in place 60 percent of all projects, practices, and policies needed to reach final pollution reduction targets by 2025.

Type: Reports (May 28, 2018)
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Author(s): Evan Isaacson, David Flores
The Congressional Review Act: The Case for Repeal

The Congressional Review Act: The Case for Repeal, CPR Report 1801, by Thomas O. McGarity, Rena Steinzor, James Goodwin, and Katherine Tracy, May 2018.

Type: Reports (May 2, 2018)
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Author(s): Thomas McGarity, Rena Steinzor, James Goodwin, Katie Tracy
CRA by the Numbers

In the 115th Congress, the GOP majority’s push to dismantle safeguards for health, safety and the environment, no tool has been more useful than the once-obscure Congressional Review Act (CRA). The law allows for the repeal of duly enacted regulatory safeguards using procedures that bypass meaningful deliberation and scrutiny – skipping committee consideration and sidestepping the Senate’s 60-vote cloture requirement.

Type: Reports (April 5, 2018)
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Author(s): James Goodwin
Pollution Trading in Maryland: Three Fundamental Flaws in MDE’s Regulations

A short summary of key points from Trading Away Clean Water Progress in Maryland.

Type: Reports (Dec. 18, 2017)
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Trading Away Clean Water Progress in Maryland

Trading Away Clean Water Progress in Maryland, a joint publication from CPR and the Environmental Integrity Project, by CPR's Evan Isaacson and EIP's Abel Russ, with contributions from CPR's Rena Steinzor and Victor Flatt, December 2017.

Type: Reports (Dec. 18, 2017)
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Author(s): Evan Isaacson
Toxic Runoff from Maryland Industry: Inadequate Stormwater Discharge Protections Threaten Marylanders' Health and the Environment

Toxic Runoff from Maryland Industry: Inadequate Stormwater Discharge Protections Threaten Marylanders’ Health and the Environment, a joint publication from CPR and the Environmental Integrity Project, by CPR's Rena Steinzor, David Flores and Evan Isaacson, and EIP's Sylvia Lam and Courtney Bernhardt, November 2017.

Type: Reports (Nov. 15, 2017)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, David Flores, Evan Isaacson
CPR's Crimes Against Workers Database

CPR's first- and only-of-its-kind Crimes Against Workers Database offers detailed information, readily searchable, about state criminal cases and grassroots advocacy campaigns against employers responsible for crimes against workers – leaving them dead, maimed, seriously injured or sick, or robbing them of some or all of their paychecks.

Type: Reports (Oct. 30, 2017)
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Author(s): Katie Tracy
CPR Brochure

Learn about the Center for Progressive Reform.

Type: Reports (Oct. 1, 2017)
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Holding Polluters Accountable

The Chesapeake Bay is an ecosystem in peril. Pollutants from animal farms, urban and suburban development, sewage treatment plants, and coal-fired power plants are deposited into the Bay causing algae blooms that consume the dissolved oxygen and cause dead zones that cannot support aquatic life. To restore this environmental treasure and economic engine, all contributors to the Bay’s pollution problems must be held accountable. CPR works to ensure that state governments and the EPA are being vigilant, transparent, and equitable in holding polluters responsible for their share of the pollution.

Type: Reports (Aug. 1, 2017)
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Author(s): Evan Isaacson
The Trump Administration's Rulemaking Delays (chart)

The July 3, 2017, decision by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals in Clean Air Council v. Pruitt renewed interest in the many rules that the Trump administration has delayed. In response, CPR Member Scholar Rena Steinzor and University of Maryland law student Elise Desiderio prepared a chart listing and describing every rule for which a Federal Register notice was published announcing a delay in either the effective date or the compliance date or both. The delays listed involve postponements beyond July 14, 2017. The list covers the period from January 20, 2017 to July 14, 2017.

Type: Reports (July 17, 2017)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Elise Desiderio
The Twin Demons of the Trump-Bannon Assault on Democracy

The Twin Demons of the Trump-Bannon Assault on Democracy, CPR Paper 1704, by CPR Member Scholar Joseph Tomain, June 2017.

Type: Reports (June 1, 2017)
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Congressional Review Act Targets

In the first few months of the Trump administration, Congress invoked a rarely used, little-known law called the Congressional Review Act to repeal a host of health, safety, and environmental regulations adopted during the Obama administration after years of consideration and public input. CPR tracked the congressional assault on our safeguards. See our chart from May 2017 detailing the damage.

Type: Reports (May 25, 2017)
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Author(s): Katie Tracy, James Goodwin
Reaching Higher Ground: Avenues to Secure and Manage New Land for Communities Displaced by Climate Change

Reaching Higher Ground: Avenues to Secure and Manage New Land for Communities Displaced by Climate Change, CPR Paper 1703, by CPR Member Scholars Maxine Burkett and Robert Verchick, and CPR Policy Analyst David Flores, May 2017.

Type: Reports (May 1, 2017)
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Author(s): Maxine Burkett, Robert Verchick, David Flores
Trump's New 'Regulatory Czar': Poised to Lead the Assault on Our Safeguards

Trump's New 'Regulatory Czar': Poised to Lead the Assault on Our Safeguards, CPR Paper 1701. The report by CPR Member Scholars Thomas McGarity, Amy Sinden, Rena Steinzor, and Robert Verchick, and CPR Senior Policy Analyst James Goodwin, examines Neomi Rao’s background and concludes the her modest record of “scholarship and other public statements reflect a deep distrust of federal agencies and their role as policymaking institutions within our constitutional system of government.”

Type: Reports (April 20, 2017)
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Author(s): Amy Sinden, Rena Steinzor, Robert Verchick, Thomas McGarity, James Goodwin
The Truth About Torts: Regulatory Preemption at the Federal Aviation Administration

The Truth About Torts: Regulatory Preemption at the Federal Aviation Administration, CPR Paper 1608, by CPR Member Scholars Thomas McGarity, Nina Mendelson, Sidney Shapiro, and CPR Senior Policy Analyst James Goodwin and CPR Policy Analyst Mollie Rosenzweig

Type: Reports (Nov. 28, 2016)
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Author(s): Nina Mendelson, Thomas McGarity, Sidney Shapiro, James Goodwin, Mollie Rosenzweig
Untapped Potential: The Carbon Reductions Left Out of EPA's Clean Power Plan

Untapped Potential: The Carbon Reductions Left Out of EPA's Clean Power Plan, CPR Paper 1607, by CPR Member Scholars Alice Kaswan and Kirsten Engel, October 2016.

Type: Reports (Oct. 27, 2016)
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Author(s): Alice Kaswan, Kirsten Engel
Changing Landscape for Bay Restoration

In recognition of the role that Maryland is playing as a case study for the rest of the nation on stormwater pollution abatement, CPR analyzed stormwater pollution control plans for Maryland’s 11 MS4 permit holders.

Type: Reports (Sept. 29, 2016)
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Memo to the Next President: A Progressive Vision of Government and Protective Safeguards
Type: Reports (Aug. 3, 2016)
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Author(s): Alejandro Camacho, Robert Glicksman, David Driesen, Thomas McGarity, Sidney Shapiro, Joseph Tomain, Robert Verchick, James Goodwin
OSHA's Discount on Danger: OSHA Should Revise Its Informal Settlement Policies to Maximize the Deterrent Value of Citations

More than 30,000 workers have died as a result of on-the-job injuries since 2009, many because their employers failed to follow safety procedures -- violations for which OSHA imposed fines. But a report from CPR finds that OSHA is routinely discounting those fines, greatly diminishing any deterrent value.

Type: Reports (June 9, 2016)
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Author(s): Martha McCluskey, Thomas McGarity, Sidney Shapiro, Katie Tracy
Regulating Forced Arbitration in Consumer Financial Services: Re-Opening the Courthouse Doors to Victimized Consumers
Type: Reports (May 4, 2016)
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Author(s): Martha McCluskey, Thomas McGarity, Sidney Shapiro, James Goodwin, Mollie Rosenzweig
Preventing Death and Injury on the Job: The Criminal Justice Alternative in State Law

Preventing Death and Injury on the Job: The Criminal Justice Alternative in State Law, CPR Paper 1602. This manual begins by explaining why local prosecutors should focus more attention on bringing criminal charges against employers—the business entity as well as responsible executives and managers—in appropriate cases involving the death or serious injury of one or more workers. It also offers an introduction to criminal law and criminal procedure to help advocates understand what charges might apply. Then, this manual discusses how to build a successful campaign, and provides an appendix of helpful resources that advocates can utilize and tailor to fit their campaign.

Type: Reports (March 16, 2016)
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Author(s): Martha McCluskey, Thomas McGarity, Sidney Shapiro, Rena Steinzor, Katie Tracy
Federal White Collar Crime: Six Case Studies Drawn from Ongoing Prosecutions to Protect Public Health, Worker and Consumer Safety, and the Environment

Federal White Collar Crime: Six Case Studies Drawn from Ongoing Prosecutions to Protect Public Health, Worker and Consumer Safety, and the Environment, CPR Issue Alert 1507, by Rena Steinzor, November 2015.

Type: Reports (Nov. 18, 2015)
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The Clean Power Plan: Issues to Watch

The Clean Power Plan: Issues to Watch, CPR Issue Alert 1506, by CPR Member Scholars William W. Buzbee, David M. Driesen, Kirsten H. Engel, Victor B. Flatt, Robert L. Glicksman, Emily Hammond, Alice Kaswan, Alexandra B. Klass, Thomas O. McGarity, Melissa Powers, and Joseph P. Tomain

Type: Reports (July 30, 2015)
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Author(s): William Buzbee, David Driesen, Kirsten Engel, Victor Flatt, Robert Glicksman, Alice Kaswan, Alexandra Klass, Thomas McGarity, Melissa Powers, Joseph Tomain
Earmarking Away the Public Interest

In Earmarking Away the Public Interest: How Congressional Republicans Use Antiregulatory Appropriations Riders to Benefit Powerful Polluting Industries, CPR's Thomas McGarity, Richard Murphy and James Goodwin explore the ways Republicans in Congress have worked to undercut regulatory safeguards for health, safety and the environment with budget riders.

Type: Reports (July 8, 2015)
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Author(s): Richard Murphy, Thomas McGarity, James Goodwin
Integrator Liability: Legal Tools to Hold the Biggest Chicken Companies Responsible for Waste, CPR Issue Alert 1502
Type: Reports (March 24, 2015)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, William Andreen, Anne Havemann
The Small Business Charade The Chemical Industry's Stealth Campaign Against Public Health, CPR Issue Alert 1501
Type: Reports (Feb. 2, 2015)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Matt Shudtz, James Goodwin
Barack Obama's Path to Progress in 2015-16: Thirteen Essential Regulatory Actions, CPR Issue Alert 1406
Type: Reports (Nov. 21, 2014)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, James Goodwin, Matt Shudtz, Anne Havemann
Winning Safer Workplaces: A Manual for State and Local Policy Reform
Type: Reports (July 17, 2014)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, James Goodwin, Michael Patoka, Matt Shudtz
State Advocacy for Safer Workplaces

As an supplement to our our Winning Safer Workplaces and Preventing Death and Injury on the Job manuals, CPR has developed a clearinghouse of resources for each of the proposals explored in those papers.

Type: Reports (June 12, 2014)
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Author(s): Katie Tracy
The Role of Health and Safety Evidence in Regulation and the Civil Justice System: Preserving Protection of the Public
Type: Reports (Feb. 6, 2014)
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Author(s): Thomas McGarity, Noah Sachs, Wendy Wagner, Sidney Shapiro, James Goodwin
EPA's Retreat from Enforcement Will Harm the Chesapeake Bay
Type: Reports (Feb. 4, 2014)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Robert Glicksman, Anne Havemann
TSCA Reform: Preserving Tort and Regulatory Approaches

Issue Alert: TSCA Reform: Preserving Tort and Regulatory Approaches, by CPR Member Scholars Emily Hammond,Thomas McGarity, Sidney Shapiro, and Wendy Wagner, and CPR Senior Policy Analyst James Goodwin, CPR Issue Alert 1309, October 2013.

Type: Reports (Oct. 1, 2013)
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Author(s): Wendy Wagner, Sidney Shapiro, Thomas McGarity, James Goodwin
Reforming TSCA Progressive Principles for Toxic Risk Regulation

Despite 40 years of regulatory effort, chemical regulation in the United States has been a dismal failure, and our current law – the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) – deserves much of the blame for this regulatory dysfunction. When Congress enacted TSCA, the final legislation reflected a deal under which chemicals then on the market were “grandfathered” in, while new chemicals would be subject to a quick review by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). But experience shows that a vast majority of those reviews are based on inadequate data.

Type: Reports (July 8, 2013)
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Author(s): Noah Sachs, Matt Shudtz
Adapting to Climate Change in the United States: Seven Principles for Achieving Fairness

The impacts of climate change do not fall equally. As the waves rolled over New Jersey, New York, and much of the Atlantic seaboard during Hurricane Sandy last fall, climate scientists’ austere graphs predicting severe climate impacts suddenly popped to life. With that in mind, Alice Kaswan writes, policy-makers at all levels of government, whether considering the use of existing authorities or developing new ones, should attend to seven key principles and themes.

Type: Reports (May 4, 2013)
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Author(s): Alice Kaswan
Letting Nature Work in the Pacific Northwest: A Manual for Protecting Ecosystem Services Under Existing Law
Type: Reports (April 17, 2013)
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Author(s): Robert Adler, Robert Glicksman, Dan Rohlf, Robert Verchick, Yee Huang
Sweeping Corporate Immunity for the Fuel Industry: The Next Front in the 'Corporate Accountability' Wars
Type: Reports (March 27, 2013)
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Author(s): Thomas McGarity, Sidney Shapiro, Nicholas Vidargas
At the Company's Mercy: Protecting Contingent Workers from Unsafe Working Conditions
Type: Reports (Jan. 14, 2013)
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Author(s): Martha McCluskey, Thomas McGarity, Sidney Shapiro, James Goodwin
Protecting People & the Environment by the Stroke of a Presidential Pen: Seven New Executive Orders for President Obama's Second Term, CPR Issue Alert 1215
Type: Reports (Jan. 9, 2013)
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Author(s): Robert Glicksman, Amy Sinden, Rena Steinzor, Matt Shudtz, James Goodwin, Michael Patoka
The Next OSHA: Progressive Reforms to Empower Workers, CPR White Paper 1207
Type: Reports (July 19, 2012)
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Author(s): Martha McCluskey, Thomas McGarity, Sidney Shapiro, Rena Steinzor, Matt Shudtz
Accountability: Water Quality Trading in the Chesapeake Bay, CPR Briefing Paper 1205, May 2012
Type: Reports (May 22, 2012)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Nicholas Vidargas, Yee Huang, Shana Campbell Jones
Opportunity Wasted: The Obama Administration's Failure to Adopt Needed Regulatory Safeguards in a Timely Way is Costing Lives and Money

In April 2011, CPR issued a white paper in which a group of Member Scholars and Policy Analysts identified 12 key health, safety, and environmental regulatory actions slowly working their way through the Obama Administration’s regulatory pipeline. In the white paper, Twelve Crucial Health, Safety, and Environmental Regulations: Will the Obama Administration Finish in Time?, the authors warned that the Administration’s failure to adopt a sense of urgency with respect to completing its work had opened the door to the very real prospect that nine of the twelve regulatory actions might get caught up in the backwash of the 2012 presidential campaign, and indeed might never be completed by the current Administration. In this report, CPR follows up to see how the Administration has done.

Type: Reports (March 19, 2012)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, James Goodwin
The Truth About Torts: Defensive Medicine and the Unsupported Case for Medical Malpractice 'Reform,' CPR White Paper 1203
Type: Reports (March 8, 2012)
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Author(s): Sidney Shapiro, Nicholas Vidargas, James Goodwin
Protecting the Public from BPA: An Action Plan for Federal Agencies

Protecting the Public from BPA: An Action Plan for Federal Agencies. CPR White Paper 1202, January 2012, by Member Scholars Noah Sachs, Thomas O. McGarity and Rena Steinzor, CPR Policy Analyst Aimee Simpson and Senior Policy Analyst Matthew Shudtz.

Type: Reports (Jan. 25, 2012)
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Author(s): Noah Sachs, Thomas McGarity, Rena Steinzor, Aimee Simpson, Matt Shudtz
Reclaiming Global Environmental Leadership: Why the United States Should Ratify Ten Pending Environmental Treaties

Reclaiming Global Environmental Leadership: Why the United States Should Ratify Ten Pending Environmental Treaties, CPR White Paper 1201, by Mary Jane Angelo, Rebecca Bratspies, David Hunter, John H. Knox, Noah Sachs, and Sandra Zellmer, January 2012.

Type: Reports (Jan. 19, 2012)
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Author(s): Mary Jane Angelo, Rebecca Bratspies, David Hunter, John Knox, Noah Sachs, Sandra Zellmer
Climate Change and the Puget Sound: Building the Legal Framework for Adaptation
Type: Reports (June 10, 2011)
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Author(s): Robert Glicksman, Catherine O'Neill, Yee Huang, William Andreen, Victor Flatt, Bill Funk, Dale Goble, Alice Kaswan, Robert Verchick
Opening the Industry Playbook: Myths and Truths in the Debate Over BPA Regulation

Opening the Industry Playbook: Myths and Truths in the Debate Over BPA Regulation, CPR White Paper 1107

Type: Reports (May 26, 2011)
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Author(s): Thomas McGarity, Rena Steinzor, Matt Shudtz
Twelve Crucial Health, Safety, and Environmental Regulations: Will the Obama Administration Finish in Time?

Twelve Crucial Health, Safety, and Environmental Regulations: Will the Obama Administration Finish in Time?, CPR White Paper 1106

Type: Reports (April 19, 2011)
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Author(s): Amy Sinden, Rena Steinzor, Matt Shudtz, James Goodwin, Yee Huang
Making Good Use of Adaptive Management

Making Good Use of Adaptive Management, CPR White Paper 1104

Type: Reports (April 12, 2011)
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Author(s): Holly Doremus, William Andreen, Alejandro Camacho, Daniel Farber, Robert Glicksman, Dale Goble, A. Dan Tarlock, Bradley Karkkainen, Dan Rohlf, Sandra Zellmer, Shana Campbell Jones, Yee Huang
Six Myths About Climate Change and the Clean Air Act

Six Myths About Climate Change and the Clean Air Act, CPR White Paper 1105

Type: Reports (March 18, 2011)
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Author(s): Daniel Farber, Amy Sinden
Setting the Record Straight: The Crain and Crain Report on Regulatory Costs

Setting the Record Straight: The Crain and Crain Report on Regulatory Costs, CPR White Paper 1103, by CPR Member Scholar Sidney Shapiro, National Labor College Professor Ruth Ruttenberg, and CPR Policy Analyst James Goodwin, February 2011.

Type: Reports (Feb. 21, 2011)
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Author(s): Sidney Shapiro, James Goodwin
The BP Catastrophe: When Hobbled Law and Hollow Regulation Leave Americans Unprotected

The BP Catastrophe: When Hobbled Law and Hollow Regulation Leave Americans Unprotected, CPR White Paper 1101

Type: Reports (Jan. 26, 2011)
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Author(s): Alyson Flournoy, Sidney Shapiro, William Andreen, Thomas McGarity, James Goodwin
Missing the Mark in the Chesapeake Bay: A Report Card for the Phase I Watershed Implementation Plans

Missing the Mark in the Chesapeake Bay: A Report Card for the Phase I Watershed Implementation Plans, CPR White Paper 1102

Type: Reports (Jan. 24, 2011)
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Author(s): William Andreen, Robert Glicksman, Rena Steinzor, Yee Huang, Shana Campbell Jones
Setting Priorities for IRIS: 47 Chemicals that Should Move to the Head of the Risk-Assessment Line

Setting Priorities for IRIS: 47 Chemicals that Should Move to the Head of the Risk-Assessment Line, CPR White Paper 1010

Type: Reports (Dec. 20, 2010)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Matt Shudtz
Corrective Lenses for IRIS: Reforms to Improve EPA's Integrated Risk Information System
Type: Reports (Oct. 25, 2010)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Wendy Wagner, Matt Shudtz
Regulatory Blowout: How Regulatory Failures Made the BP Disaster Possible, and How the System Can Be Fixed to Avoid a Recurrence

Regulatory Blowout: How Regulatory Failures Made the BP Disaster Possible, and How the System Can Be Fixed to Avoid a Recurrence, CPR White Paper 1007

Type: Reports (Sept. 29, 2010)
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Author(s): Alyson Flournoy, William Andreen, Rebecca Bratspies, Holly Doremus, Victor Flatt, Robert Glicksman, Joel Mintz, Dan Rohlf, Amy Sinden, Rena Steinzor, Joseph Tomain, Sandra Zellmer, James Goodwin
From Ship to Shore: Reforming the National Contingency Plan to Improve Protections for Oil Spill Cleanup Workers

From Ship to Shore: Reforming the National Contingency Plan to Improve Protections for Oil Spill Cleanup Workers, CPR White Paper 1006

Type: Reports (Sept. 13, 2010)
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Author(s): Rebecca Bratspies, Alyson Flournoy, Thomas McGarity, Sidney Shapiro, Rena Steinzor, Matt Shudtz
Ensuring Accountability in Chesapeake Bay Restoration: Metrics for the Phase I Watershed Implementation Plans
Type: Reports (Aug. 9, 2010)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, William Andreen, Robert Glicksman, Shana Campbell Jones
Plausibility Pleading: Barring the Courthouse Door to Deserving Claimants

Plausibility Pleading: Barring the Courthouse Door to Deserving Claimants, CPR White Paper 1005

Type: Reports (May 11, 2010)
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Author(s): Bill Funk, Thomas McGarity, Sidney Shapiro, James Goodwin
CPR Perspective: Mercury Pollution

CPR Perspective: Preventing Mercury Pollution: Protecting Mothers and Babies, by Catherine O'Neill and Rena Steinzor. CPR's Perspectives Series is a set of monographs by CPR Member Scholars on timely and important health, safety, and environmental topics. Each Perspective provides a thumbnail sketch of the competing arguments concerning a substantive or procedural principle for developing appropriate health, safety and environmental policies, and closes with the Member Scholar-author's proposed approach to the issue.

Type: Reports (April 1, 2010)
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Author(s): Catherine O'Neill, Rena Steinzor
Workers at Risk: Regulatory Dysfunction at OSHA
Type: Reports (Feb. 8, 2010)
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Author(s): Thomas McGarity, Rena Steinzor, Sidney Shapiro, Matt Shudtz
The Future of Environmental Protection: The Case for a National Environmental Legacy Act

The Future of Environmental Protection: The Case for a National Environmental Legacy Act, CPR White Paper #1002, by Alyson Flournoy, Ryan Feinberg, Margaret Clune Giblin, Heather Halter, and Christina Storz

Type: Reports (Feb. 1, 2010)
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Author(s): Alyson Flournoy, Margaret Giblin
Fifty FDAs: An Argument for Federal Preemption of State Tort Law that Is Less than Meets the Eye
Type: Reports (Oct. 28, 2009)
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Author(s): William Buzbee, Bill Funk, Thomas McGarity, Sidney Shapiro, James Goodwin, Matt Shudtz
The Truth About Torts: Regulatory Preemption at the Federal Railroad Administration

The Truth About Torts: Regulatory Preemption at the Federal Railroad Administration, CPR White Paper 910

Type: Reports (Oct. 28, 2009)
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Author(s): Nina Mendelson, Bill Funk, Sidney Shapiro, Thomas McGarity, Jennifer Marshall, James Goodwin
A Return to Common Sense: Protecting Health, Safety, and the Environment Through Pragmatic Regulatory Impact Analysis

A Return to Common Sense: Protecting Health, Safety, and the Environment Through Pragmatic Regulatory Impact Analysis, CPR White Paper 909

Type: Reports (Oct. 27, 2009)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Amy Sinden, Sidney Shapiro, James Goodwin
The Hidden Human and Environmental Costs of Regulatory Delay

The Hidden Human and Environmental Costs of Regulatory Delay, CPR White Paper 907

Type: Reports (Oct. 27, 2009)
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Author(s): Catherine O'Neill, Amy Sinden, Rena Steinzor, James Goodwin, Yee Huang
CPR Perspective: Technology-Based Standards

CPR Perspective: 'Statutory Design: The Advantages of Technology-Based Standards in Protecting Health, Safety, and the Environment,' by Robert L. Glicksman. CPR's Perspectives Series is a set of monographs by CPR Member Scholars on timely and important health, safety, and environmental topics. Each Perspective provides a thumbnail sketch of the competing arguments concerning a substantive or procedural principle for developing appropriate health, safety and environmental policies, and closes with the Member Scholar-author's proposed approach to the issue.

Type: Reports (Sept. 23, 2009)
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Author(s): Robert Glicksman
Restoring the Trust: Water Resources & the Public Trust Doctrine: An Index of State Constitutional and Statutory Provisions and Cases on Water Resources & the Public Trust Doctrine

Index of State Constitutional and Statutory Provisions and Cases on Water Resources & the Public Trust Doctrine, to accompany CPR's Restoring the Trust: Water Resources & the Public Trust Doctrine report

Type: Reports (Sept. 23, 2009)
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Author(s): Alexandra Klass, Yee Huang
CPR Perspective: Tort Reform

CPR Perspective: 'Tort Reform: The Role of Litigation in Protecting Against Threats to Health, Safety and the Environment. CPR's Perspectives Series is a set of monographs by CPR Member Scholars on timely and important health, safety, and environmental topics. Each Perspective provides a thumbnail sketch of the competing arguments concerning a substantive or procedural principle for developing appropriate health, safety and environmental policies, and closes with the Member Scholar-author's proposed approach to the issue.

Type: Reports (Sept. 5, 2009)
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Author(s): Douglas Kysar
CPR Perspective: Medical Malpractice

CPR Perspective: Medical Malpractice: Looking Behind the Tort Reformers' Myths, by Doug Kysar. CPR's Perspectives Series is a set of monographs by CPR Member Scholars on timely and important health, safety, and environmental topics. Each Perspective provides a thumbnail sketch of the competing arguments concerning a substantive or procedural principle for developing appropriate health, safety and environmental policies, and closes with the Member Scholar-author's proposed approach to the issue.

Type: Reports (Sept. 2, 2009)
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Author(s): Douglas Kysar
Regulatory Dysfunction: How Insufficient Resources, Outdated Laws, and Political Interference Cripple the 'Protector Agencies'

Regulatory Dysfunction: How Insufficient Resources, Outdated Laws, and Political Interference Cripple the 'Protector Agencies,' CPR White Paper 906

Type: Reports (Aug. 12, 2009)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Sidney Shapiro, Matt Shudtz
Congress's Authority to Correct the Courts' Preemption Decisions

Congress's Authority to Correct the Courts' Preemption Decisions, CPR White Paper 905

Type: Reports (July 29, 2009)
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Author(s): William Buzbee, Bill Funk, Thomas McGarity, Sidney Shapiro, Matt Shudtz
CPR Perspective: Carbon Capture and Geologic Sequestration

Carbon Capture and Geologic Sequestration involves capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from power generation and industrial processes, transporting the CO2 to an area with suitable geology, and injecting it into deep geologic formations, sequestering the CO2 underground for hundreds to thousands of years. Geological formations suitable for CO2 sequestration include oil and gas fields, saline aquifers, and deep coal seams. The goal is to avoid the atmospheric release of CO2 by sequestering the captured CO2 emissions approximately one kilometer underground.

Type: Reports (July 1, 2009)
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Author(s): Alexandra Klass
CPR Perspective: Environmental Justice and Climate Change

A well-designed cap-and-trade program could increase incentives for alternative energy and for new emissions-reduction technology. Traditional regulations generally take a facility’s basic production technology as a given and then impose rate-based emission reduction requirements in light of that production technology.   In contrast, a cap-and-trade program would put a price on carbon and, if the price signal is successful, would create an ongoing incentive to reduce overall emissions. An effective trading program could give facilities incentives to use less carbon-intensive energy sources and production technologies, not simply reduce end-of-the-stack emissions to comply with a set standard.

Type: Reports (July 1, 2009)
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Author(s): Alice Kaswan
CPR Perspective: Information Quality

CPR Perspective: Information Quality Act by Sidney Shapiro. CPR's Perspectives Series is a set of monographs by CPR Member Scholars on timely and important health, safety, and environmental topics. Each Perspective provides a thumbnail sketch of the competing arguments concerning a substantive or procedural principle for developing appropriate health, safety and environmental policies, and closes with the Member Scholar-author's proposed approach to the issue.

Type: Reports (July 1, 2009)
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Author(s): Sidney Shapiro
The IRIS Information Roadblock: How Gaps in EPA's Main Toxicological Database Weaken Environmental Protection

The IRIS Information Roadblock: How Gaps in EPA's Main Toxicological Database Weaken Environmental Protection, CPR White Paper 904, June 2009.

Type: Reports (June 11, 2009)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Wendy Wagner, Matt Shudtz
The Truth About Torts: Rethinking Regulatory Preemption

The Truth About Torts: Rethinking Regulatory Preemption, CPR White Paper 902

Type: Reports (March 11, 2009)
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Author(s): William Buzbee, Bill Funk, Thomas McGarity, Nina Mendelson, Sidney Shapiro, David Vladeck, Matt Shudtz
CPR Perspective: Mountaintop Removal

CPR Perspective: Mountaintop Removal, by Sandi Zellmer. CPR's Perspectives Series is a set of monographs by CPR Member Scholars on timely and important health, safety, and environmental topics. Each Perspective provides a thumbnail sketch of the competing arguments concerning a substantive or procedural principle for developing appropriate health, safety and environmental policies, and closes with the Member Scholar-author's proposed approach to the issue.

Type: Reports (March 1, 2009)
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Author(s): Sandra Zellmer
Reinvigorating Protection Of Health, Safety, And The Environment: The Choices Facing Cass Sunstein

The Choices Facing Cass Sunstein, CPR White Paper 901, by multiple CPR Member Scholars

Type: Reports (Jan. 6, 2009)
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An Accountability Mechanism for the Chesapeake Bay: Interview Findings

An Accountability Mechanism for the Chesapeake Bay: Interview Findings, by CPR Member Scholar Rena Steinzor and Policy Analyst Shana Jones, CPR White Paper 808.

Type: Reports (Nov. 19, 2008)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Shana Campbell Jones
Limiting Federal Agency Preemption: Recommendations for a New Federalism Executive Order
Type: Reports (Nov. 19, 2008)
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Author(s): Thomas McGarity, Nina Mendelson, Sidney Shapiro, David Vladeck, Matt Shudtz, James Goodwin
Protecting Public Health and the Environment by the Stroke of a Presidential Pen: Seven Executive Orders for the President's First 100 Days

Protecting Public Health and the Environment by the Stroke of a Presidential Pen: Seven Executive Orders for the President's First 100 Days, By CPR Member Scholars Rebecca M. Bratspies, David M. Driesen, Robert L. Fischman, Sheila Foster, Eileen Gauna, Robert L. Glicksman, Alexandra B. Klass, Catherine A. O’Neill, Sidney Shapiro, Amy Sinden, Rena Steinzor, Robert R.M. Verchick, and Wendy Wagner, and CPR Policy Analyst James Goodwin

Type: Reports (Nov. 13, 2008)
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The Truth About Torts: Regulatory Preemption at the Consumer Product Safety Commission

The Truth About Torts: Regulatory Preemption at the Consumer Product Safety Commission, CPR White Paper 807.

Type: Reports (Nov. 5, 2008)
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Author(s): Bill Funk, Thomas McGarity, Nina Mendelson, Sidney Shapiro, David Vladeck, Matt Shudtz
Saving Science from Politics: Nine Essential Reforms of the Legal System

Saving Science from Politics: Nine Essential Reforms of the Legal System, White Paper 805, July 2008.

Type: Reports (July 16, 2008)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Wendy Wagner, Matt Shudtz
The Clean Water Act: A Blueprint for Reform

The Clean Water Act: A Blueprint for Reform, by William Andreen and CPR Policy Analyst Shana Campbell Jones, White Paper 802, July 2008.

Type: Reports (July 16, 2008)
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Author(s): William Andreen, Shana Campbell Jones
The Truth about Torts: Regulatory Preemption at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

The Truth about Torts: Regulatory Preemption at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, CPR White Paper 804

Type: Reports (July 16, 2008)
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Author(s): Bill Funk, Thomas McGarity, Nina Mendelson, Sidney Shapiro, David Vladeck, Matt Shudtz
Cooperative Federalism and Climate Change: Why Federal, State, and Local Governments Must Continue to Partner

Cooperative Federalism and Climate Change: Why Federal, State, and Local Governments Must Continue to Partner, by multiple CPR Member Scholars

Type: Reports (May 29, 2008)
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Mother Earth and Uncle Sam: How Pollution and Hollow Government Hurt Our Kids

Mother Earth and Uncle Sam: How Pollution and Hollow Government Hurt Our Kids, by Rena Steinzor, White Paper 801, May 2008, a summary of her book by the same name.

Type: Reports (April 16, 2008)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor
Squandering Public Resources
Type: Reports (Sept. 12, 2007)
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Author(s): Alyson Flournoy, Margaret Giblin, Matt Shudtz
The Truth about Torts: Using Agency Preemption to Undercut Consumer Health and Safety

The Truth about Torts: Using Agency Preemption to Undercut Consumer Health and Safety, by William Funk, Sidney Shapiro, David Vladeck and Karen Sokol, White Paper 704

Type: Reports (Sept. 12, 2007)
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Author(s): Bill Funk, Sidney Shapiro, David Vladeck, Karen Sokol
Markets, Monocultures, and Malnutrition: Agricultural Trade Policy through an Environmental Justice Lens

Markets, Monocultures, and Malnutrition: Agricultural Trade Policy through an Environmental Justice Lens, by Carmen G. Gonzalez, White Paper 702, April 2007.

Type: Reports (April 18, 2007)
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Author(s): Carmen Gonzalez
Sequestered Science: Secrets Threatening Public Health

Sequestered Science: Secrets Threatening Public Health, by Rena Steinzor and Matthew Shudtz, White Paper 703, April 2007.

Type: Reports (April 17, 2007)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Matt Shudtz
CPR for the Environment: Breathing New Life into the Nation’s Major Environmental Statutes

CPR for the Environment: Breathing New Life into the Nation’s Major Environmental Statutes, A Legislative Sourcebook of Progressive Ideas for Members of Congress and Staff, by multiple CPR Member Scholars

Type: Reports (April 15, 2007)
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Paper Tigers and Killer Air: How Weak Enforcement Leaves Communities Vulnerable to Smog

Paper Tigers And Killer Air: How Weak Enforcement Leaves Communities Vulnerable, by Rena Steinzor and Margaret Clune

Type: Reports (Nov. 15, 2006)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Margaret Giblin
Informe Ejecutivo: Un desastre provocado por el hombre: Falta de Texas en Proteger a sus Ciudadanos Contra los Peligros del Complejo Petroqu?

Informe Ejecutivo: Un desastre provocado por el hombre: Falta de Texas en Proteger a sus Ciudadanos Contra los Peligros del Complejo Petroqu? Mico de Houston.

Type: Reports (Sept. 13, 2006)
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Author(s): Thomas McGarity, Karen Sokol
Man-Made Disaster: Texas's Failure to Protect Its Citizens from the Perils of the Houston Petrochemical Complex

Man-Made Disaster: Texas's Failure to Protect Its Citizens from the Perils of the Houston Petrochemical Complex, by Thomas McGarity and Karen Sokol

Type: Reports (Sept. 13, 2006)
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Author(s): Thomas McGarity, Karen Sokol
Rescuing Science from Politics: Regulation and the Distortion of Scientific Research

Rescuing Science from Politics: Regulation and the Distortion of Scientific Research, by Wendy Wagner and Rena Steinzor

Type: Reports (Aug. 6, 2006)
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Author(s): Wendy Wagner, Rena Steinzor
The Truth about Torts: Lawyers, Guns, and Money

The Truth about Torts: Lawyers, Guns, and Money, by Thomas O. McGarity, Douglas A. Kysar, and Karen Sokol, White Paper 603, July 2006.

Type: Reports (July 12, 2006)
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Author(s): Thomas McGarity, Douglas Kysar, Karen Sokol
The Toll of Superfund Neglect: Toxic Waste Dumps & Communities at Risk

The Toll of Superfund Neglect: Toxic Waste Dumps & Communities at Risk, by Rena Steinzor and Margaret Clune, joint report by the Center for American Progress and CPR, June 15, 2006.

Type: Reports (June 15, 2006)
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Strategies for Closing the Chemical Data Gap

Strategies for Closing the Chemical Data Gap, by John S. Applegate and Katherine Baer, White Paper 602, April 2006.

Type: Reports (April 12, 2006)
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Ossifying Ossification: Why the Information Quality Act Should Not Provide for Judicial Review

Ossifying Ossification: Why the Information Quality Act Should Not Provide for Judicial Review, by Sidney A. Shapiro, Rena Steinzor and Margaret Clune, White Paper 601, February 2006.

Type: Reports (Feb. 15, 2006)
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Author(s): Sidney Shapiro, Rena Steinzor, Margaret Giblin
The Hidden Lesson of the Vioxx Fiasco: Reviving a Hollow FDA

The Hidden Lesson of the Vioxx Fiasco: Reviving a Hollow FDA, by Rena Steinzor and Margaret Clune, White Paper 514, October 2005.

Type: Reports (Oct. 12, 2005)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Margaret Giblin
Doubting Daubert

Doubting Daubert, by Lisa Heinzerling, White Paper 511, August 2005.

Type: Reports (Sept. 7, 2005)
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Author(s): Lisa Heinzerling
Unnatural Disaster: The Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

Unnatural Disaster: The Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, by Member Scholars of the Center for Progressive Reform, by more than a dozen CPR Member Scholars (full report) White Paper 512, September 2005.

Type: Reports (Sept. 6, 2005)
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Unnatural Disaster: Executive Summary

Unnatural Disaster: Executive Summary, by more than a dozen Member Scholars of the Center for Progressive Reform, White Paper 513, September 2005.

Type: Reports (Sept. 4, 2005)
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Overcoming Environmental Data Gaps: Why What EPA Doesn't Know about Toxic Chemicals Can Hurt

Overcoming Environmental Data Gaps: Why What EPA Doesn't Know about Toxic Chemicals Can Hurt, by Rena Steinzor, Katherine Baer, and Matt Shudtz, White Paper 510, August 2005.

Type: Reports (July 13, 2005)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Matt Shudtz
Is Cost-Benefit Analysis Neutral? An Analysis of the Bush Administration's Approach to Environmental, Health, and Safety Protection

Is Cost-Benefit Analysis Neutral? An Analysis of the Bush Administration's Approach to Environmental, Health, and Safety Protection, by David M. Driesen, White Paper 507, June 2005.

Type: Reports (June 15, 2005)
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Author(s): David Driesen
Regulations in Name Only: How the Bush Administration's National Forest Planning Rule Frees the Forest Service from Mandatory Standards and Public Accountability

Regulations in Name Only: How the Bush Administration's National Forest Planning Rule Frees the Forest Service from Mandatory Standards and Public Accountability

Type: Reports (June 15, 2005)
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Author(s): Alyson Flournoy, Robert Glicksman, Margaret Giblin
The Truth about Torts: An Insurance Crisis, Not a Lawsuit Crisis

The Truth about Torts: An Insurance Crisis, Not a Lawsuit Crisis, by Thomas O. McGarity, Douglas A. Kysar, and Karen Sokol, White Paper 509, June 2005.

Type: Reports (June 15, 2005)
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Author(s): Thomas McGarity, Douglas Kysar, Karen Sokol
Environmental Justice

Environmental Justice, by Eileen Gauna, Catherine A. O'Neill, and Clifford Rechtschaffen. White Paper 505, March 2005.

Type: Reports (March 16, 2005)
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Author(s): Eileen Gauna, Catherine O'Neill, Clifford Rechtschaffen
Grandfathered Air Pollution Sources and Pollution Control: New Source Review Under the Clean Air Act

Grandfathered Air Pollution Sources and Pollution Control: New Source Review Under the Clean Air Act, CPR White Paper 504

Type: Reports (March 16, 2005)
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Author(s): Victor Flatt
Truth and Science Betrayed: The Case Against the Information Quality Act

Truth and Science Betrayed: The Case Against the Information Quality Act, by Thomas O. McGarity, Sidney A. Shapiro, Rena I. Steinzor, Joanna Goger and Margaret Clune. Publication 502

Type: Reports (March 16, 2005)
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Author(s): Thomas McGarity, Sidney Shapiro, Rena Steinzor, Margaret Giblin
MTBE and the Need for Effective Tort Law

MTBE and the Need for Effective Tort Law, by Thomas McGarity, White Paper 506, March 2005.

Type: Reports (March 6, 2005)
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Author(s): Thomas McGarity
Regulatory Underkill: The Bush Administration's Insidious Dismantling of Public Health and Environmental Protections

Regulatory Underkill: The Bush Administration's Insidious Dismantling of Public Health and Environmental Protections, by William W. Buzbee, Robert L. Glicksman, Sidney A. Shapiro and Karen Sokol. White Paper 503, February 2005.

Type: Reports (Feb. 9, 2005)
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Author(s): William Buzbee, Robert Glicksman, Sidney Shapiro, Karen Sokol
A New Progressive Agenda for Public Health and the Environment, a project of the Center for Progressive Regulation.

A New Progressive Agenda for Public Health and the Environment, a project of the Center for Progressive Regulation. A brief summary of policy recommendations from CPR's A New Progressive Agenda for Public Health and the Environment. White Paper 501, January 2005.

Type: Reports (Jan. 15, 2005)
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Author(s): Christopher Schroeder, Rena Steinzor
CPR Perspective: The Takings Clause of the Fifth Amendment

CPR Perspective: 'The Takings Clause of the Fifth Amendment,' by Bill Funk. CPR's Perspectives Series is a set of monographs by CPR Member Scholars on timely and important health, safety, and environmental topics. Each Perspective provides a thumbnail sketch of the competing arguments concerning a substantive or procedural principle for developing appropriate health, safety and environmental policies, and closes with the Member Scholar-author's proposed approach to the issue.

Type: Reports (Jan. 1, 2005)
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Author(s): Bill Funk
The Feasibility Principle

The Feasibility Principle, by David Driesen, first in a series of papers outline alternatives to cost-benefit analysis. White Paper 407, December 2004.

Type: Reports (Dec. 15, 2004)
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Author(s): David Driesen
Mercury, Risk, & Justice

Mercury, Risk, & Justice, by Catherine A. O'Neill. White Paper 405, October 2004.

Type: Reports (Oct. 13, 2004)
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Author(s): Catherine O'Neill
Regulatory Underkill: The Bush Administration's Insidious Dismantling of Public Health and Environmental Protections

Regulatory Underkill: The Bush Administration's Insidious Dismantling of Public Health and Environmental Protections, by William Buzbee, Robert Glicksman, Sidney Shapiro, and Karen Sokol. White Paper 406, October 2004.

Type: Reports (Oct. 13, 2004)
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Author(s): William Buzbee, Robert Glicksman, Sidney Shapiro, Karen Sokol
Stealth Tort Reform: How the Bush Administration's Aggressive Use of the Preemption Doctrine Hurts Consumers

Stealth Tort Reform: How the Bush Administration's Aggressive Use of the Preemption Doctrine Hurts Consumers, by Margaret Giblin. White Paper 403, October 2004.

Type: Reports (Oct. 13, 2004)
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Author(s): Margaret Giblin
Enforcing the Clean Water Act in the 21st Century: Harnessing the Power of the Public Spotlight (260 kb download), by Clifford Rechtschaffen. White Paper 404, October 2004.

Enforcing the Clean Water Act in the 21st Century: Harnessing the Power of the Public Spotlight (260 kb download), by Clifford Rechtschaffen. White Paper 404, October 2004.

Type: Reports (Oct. 12, 2004)
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Author(s): Clifford Rechtschaffen
Applying Cost Benefit Analysis to Past Decisions

Applying Cost Benefit Analysis to Past Decisions, by Frank Ackerman, Lisa Heinzerling, and Rachel Massey. White Paper 401, July 2004.

Type: Reports (July 8, 2004)
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Author(s): Lisa Heinzerling, Frank Ackerman
Flimsy Firewalls: The Continuing Triumph of Efficiency over Safety in Regulating Mad Cow Disease Risks

Flimsy Firewalls: The Continuing Triumph of Efficiency over Safety in Regulating Mad Cow Disease Risks, by Thomas O. McGarity with Frank Ackerman. White Paper 402, July 2004.

Type: Reports (July 7, 2004)
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Author(s): Thomas McGarity, Frank Ackerman
CPR Perspective: 'Grandfathered' Air Pollution Sources and New Source Review

CPR Perspective: 'Grandfathered' Air Pollution Sources and New Source Review, by Victor B. Flatt. CPR's Perspectives Series is a set of monographs by CPR Member Scholars on timely and important health, safety, and environmental topics. Each Perspective provides a thumbnail sketch of the competing arguments concerning a substantive or procedural principle for developing appropriate health, safety and environmental policies, and closes with the Member Scholar-author's proposed approach to the issue.

Type: Reports (March 2, 2003)
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Author(s): Victor Flatt
CPR Perspective: Nonpoint Source Pollution

CPR Perspective: 'TMDLs, Nonpoint Source Pollution, and the Goals of the Clean Water Act,' by Robert Adler. CPR's Perspectives Series is a set of monographs by CPR Member Scholars on timely and important health, safety, and environmental topics. Each Perspective provides a thumbnail sketch of the competing arguments concerning a substantive or procedural principle for developing appropriate health, safety and environmental policies, and closes with the Member Scholar-author's proposed approach to the issue.

Type: Reports (March 2, 2003)
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Author(s): Robert Adler
CPR Perspective: Protecting Endangered Species

CPR Perspective: 'Protecting Endangered Species,' by Holly Doremus. CPR's Perspectives Series is a set of monographs by CPR Member Scholars on timely and important health, safety, and environmental topics. Each Perspective provides a thumbnail sketch of the competing arguments concerning a substantive or procedural principle for developing appropriate health, safety and environmental policies, and closes with the Member Scholar-author's proposed approach to the issue.

Type: Reports (March 2, 2003)
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Author(s): Holly Doremus
CPR Perspective: Emissions Trading

CPR Perspective: Emissions Trading: 'Market-based' Regulatory Tools by Rena Steinzor:. CPR's Perspectives Series is a set of monographs by CPR Member Scholars on timely and important health, safety, and environmental topics. Each Perspective provides a thumbnail sketch of the competing arguments concerning a substantive or procedural principle for developing appropriate health, safety and environmental policies, and closes with the Member Scholar-author's proposed approach to the issue.

Type: Reports (March 1, 2003)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor
CPR Perspective: International Environmental Justice and Climate Change

CPR Perspective: International Environmental Justice and Climate Change. CPR's Perspectives Series is a set of monographs by CPR Member Scholars on timely and important health, safety, and environmental topics. Each Perspective provides a thumbnail sketch of the competing arguments concerning a substantive or procedural principle for developing appropriate health, safety and environmental policies, and closes with the Member Scholar-author's proposed approach to the issue.

Type: Reports (March 1, 2003)
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CPR Perspective: The Public Right to Know

CPR Perspective: 'The Public's Right to Know,' by Clifford Rechtschaffen. CPR's Perspectives Series is a set of monographs by CPR Member Scholars on timely and important health, safety, and environmental topics. Each Perspective provides a thumbnail sketch of the competing arguments concerning a substantive or procedural principle for developing appropriate health, safety and environmental policies, and closes with the Member Scholar-author's proposed approach to the issue.

Type: Reports (March 1, 2003)
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Author(s): Clifford Rechtschaffen
CPR Perspective: The Trade-off Myth of Livestock Grazing on Public Lands

CPR Perspective: The Trade-off Myth of Livestock Grazing on Public Lands: Protecting Public Lands from Overgrazing, by Joe Feller. CPR's Perspectives Series is a set of monographs by CPR Member Scholars on timely and important health, safety, and environmental topics. Each Perspective provides a thumbnail sketch of the competing arguments concerning a substantive or procedural principle for developing appropriate health, safety and environmental policies, and closes with the Member Scholar-author's proposed approach to the issue.

Type: Reports (March 1, 2003)
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Author(s): Joe Feller
CPR Perspective: Cost-Benefit Analysis

CPR Perspective: Cost-Benefit Analysis by Frank Ackerman and Lisa Heinzerling. CPR's Perspectives Series is a set of monographs by CPR Member Scholars on timely and important health, safety, and environmental topics. Each Perspective provides a thumbnail sketch of the competing arguments concerning a substantive or procedural principle for developing appropriate health, safety and environmental policies, and closes with the Member Scholar-author's proposed approach to the issue.

Type: Reports (Jan. 1, 2003)
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Author(s): Frank Ackerman, Lisa Heinzerling
CPR Perspective: Cost-Effectiveness Analysis, Risk-Risk Analysis, and Other 'Cost-Benefit Cousins'

Center for Progressive Reform Perspective by Douglas Kysar on cost-benefit analysis and its "cousins." CPR's Perspectives Series is a set of monographs by CPR Member Scholars on timely and important health, safety, and environmental topics. Each Perspective provides a thumbnail sketch of the competing arguments concerning a substantive or procedural principle for developing appropriate health, safety and environmental policies, and closes with the Member Scholar-author's proposed approach to the issue.

Type: Reports (Jan. 1, 2003)
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Author(s): Douglas Kysar

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