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CPR Member Scholar Op-Eds

CPR Member Scholars and staff are frequent contributors to newspaper opinion pages across the nation. Read what they have to say, below. Or read op-eds from earlier years.

2018

Brett Kavanaugh's Opportunistic Corner-Cutting
by Rena Steinzor, August 29, 2018, The Hill 

Trump’s Proposal to Replace the Clean Power Plan Endangers Public Health and the World’s Climate
by Joel Mintz, August 29, 2018, The Revelator 

What Will Protect Houston's Air from Trump's EPA?
by Victor Flatt, August 27, 2018, The Houston Chronicle 

Proposed rollbacks in vehicle emission limits pose serious environmental threats
by Joel Mintz, August 8, 2018, The Hill 

Kavanaugh's political leanings likely will be written into law
by Joseph P. Tomain, August 6, 2018, The Cincinnati Enquirer 

New EPA administrator, same menace to the environment
by Joel Mintz, July 30, 2018, The Miami Herald 

Kavanaugh may limit environmental protections if confirmed to the Supreme Court
by Joel Mintz, July 24, 2018, the South Florida Sun Sentinel 

Trump's policies blasting at the foundation of conservation in public land law
by Robert Glicksman, July 17, 2018, The Hill 

U-Turn on Twin Metals a massive giveaway of irreplaceable public resources
by Sandra Zellmer and Alexandra Klass, July 17, 2018, The Duluth News-Tribune 

Not content with his war on science, Scott Pruitt is now waging a war on economics
by Rob Verchick, June 28, 2018, The Los Angeles Times 

Baltimore employer of smothered worker should be held criminally accountable
by Rena Steinzor, June 8, 2018, The Baltimore Sun 

'Stopping rules' would say when it’s time to shift from debating to acting
by David Flores, June 8, 2018, The Bay Journal 

West-inspired EPA rules destined for ashes as chemical industry wins big
by Thomas O. McGarity, May 22, 2018, The Waco Tribune-Herald

Why Cities Are Putting Big Oil on Trial for Climate Change
by Lisa Heinzerling, May 22, 2018, San Jose Mercury-News

Pruitt Praised Scalia, But His Actions Sing a Different Tune
by William W. Buzbee, originally published May 15, 2018 and updated July 5, 2018, CNN

EPA 'Transparency' Rule Confuses Science and Regulatory Science
by Sid Shapiro, May 15, 2018, The Hill

Maryland Must Prioritize Worker Safety
by Katherine Tracy, April 25, 2018, The Baltimore Sun

Decline in EPA Enforcement Won't Keep Climate Bill from Coming
by Joel Mintz, April 22, 2018, The Hill

Look to Supreme Court for answers on whether Trump can fire Mueller
by Richard Pierce, April 12, 2018, The Hill

Trump is losing his war on regulations
by Lisa Heinzerling, March 27, 2018, The Washington Post

Congress Just Gave Big Agriculture the Pollution Green Light
by Laurie Ristino, March 23, 2018, The Hill

Justice Department's Enforcement Policies Make Change for the Worse
by Rena Steinzor, February 21, 2018, The Hill

The Congressional Review Act: A Damage Assessment
by Thomas O. McGarity, American Prospect, February 6, 2018

Bay Jurisdictions’ No-Action Climate Policy Puts Restoration in Peril
by Rena Steinzor and David Flores, January 31, 2018, The Bay Journal (Updating 12/14/17 article with latest developments)

Turning power over to states won't improve protection for endangered species
by Alejandro Camacho and Michael Robinson-Dorn, January 11, 2018, The Conversation

2017

New tax law is welfare for the wealthy
by Joel Mintz, December 23, 2017, The Hill

Trump-era criminal justice 'reform' won't help stop mass incarceration
by Rena Steinzor, December 19, 2017, The Hill

Bay Jurisdictions’ No-Action Climate Policy Puts Restoration in Peril
by Rena Steinzor and David Flores, December 14, 2017, The Bay Journal

Don't Toss Out Cooperation in the West's Sage Country
by Daniel Rohlf, December 8, 2017, The Reno Gazette Journal

Trump Administration's Clean Power Plan Repeal Proposal Is Illegal
by William Buzbee, October 29, 2017, The Hill

Fuzzy Math to Assault Environmental Rules
by James Goodwin, September 28, 2017, Bloomberg-BNA Daily Environment Report

Burying Our Head in the Sand on Climate Change No Longer an Option
by Victor B. Flatt and Rob Verchick, September 28, 2017, The Houston Chronicle

Preparing for Hurricanes Should Not Fall to Ratepayers
by Matthew Shudtz and Evan Isaacson, September 20, 2017, The Baltimore Sun

United States marine national monuments are a world legacy
by Robin Kundis Craig, August 31, 2017, The Maui News

If EPA is Prevented from Enforcing Clean Water Laws, States Must Step Up
by Evan Isaacson and Jacqueline Guild, August 23, 2017, The Bay Journal. Also reprinted in Southern Maryland Online, September 5, 2017; Philadelphia Tribune, September 16, 2017; and the DelMarVa Daily Times, September 9, 2017.

The House Recently Sided with Big Banks Over Consumers
by Martha T. McCluskey, August 4, 2017, The Hill

Congress Must Stand Up for Independent Law Enforcement
by David Driesen, August 3, 2017, The Syracuse Post-Standard

Raise Maximum Fine to Deter Unsafe Working Conditions
by Martha T. McCluskey and Matt London, August 2, 2017, The Albany Times Union

Tangling Life-Saving Regulations in Red Tape
by Dan Farber, July 5, 2017, The Hill

Regulatory 'Reform' that Is Anything But
by William Buzbee, June 15, 2017, The New York Times

EPA Scientists said ban pesticide chlorpyrifos. Scott Pruitt said no
by Carl Cranor, June 7, 2017, The Los Angeles Times

Portman's regulatory reform bill will increase costs, bureaucracy
by Joseph P. Tomain, May 22, 2017, The Cincinnati Enquirer

Without Public Protections, Florida Will Suffer
by Alyson Flournoy and Mary Jane Angelo, May 17, 2017, The Pensacola News Journal

Time for a change of course by Trump on climate
by Joel Mintz, May 8, 2017, The Orlando Sentinel

Trump’s plan to dismantle national monuments comes with steep cultural and ecological costs
by Sandra Zellmer, Monte Mills and Michelle Bryan, May 3, 2017, The Conversation

100 Days, Trump and Precaution
by David Driesen and William C. Banks, April 28, 2017, HuffPost

The War on Regulation
by Rena Steinzor, April 17, 2017, The American Prospect

Trumping State Regulators and Juries
by Thomas McGarity, April 14, 2017, The American Prospect

Bill Would Weaken Neighbors’ Ability to Be Compensated in Hog Farm Lawsuits
by Sidney Shapiro and Vanessa Zboreak, April 2, 2017, The Raleigh News & Observer

Trump Can Order, But Federal Judges Will Decide on Climate Rules
by Victor Flatt, April 1, 2017, The Raleigh News & Observer

Trump Cuts and the EPA: Making America Less Healthy Again
by Joel Mintz, March 22, 2017, The South Florida Sun Sentinel

Regulation Against Lead Under Attack
by Rena Steinzor and Maxine Lipeles, March 21, 2017, The Missourian (Columbia)

EPA Just Adopted a See-No-Evil Policy
by Thomas McGarity, March 12, 2017, The Monitor (McAllen, Texas)

Texas Perspectives: EPA Just Adopted a See-No-Evil Policy
by Thomas McGarity, March 9, 2017, The Waco Tribune

EPA Just Adopted a See-No-Evil Policy
by Thomas McGarity, March 9, 2017, The Corpus Christi Caller Times

Ruling by Decree 
by David Driesen, March 3, 2017,The Hill

Bay Cleanup Must Factor in Climate Change 
by David Flores, February 28, 2017, The Baltlimore Sun

Trump's Two-for-One Regulation Order Will Lead to Court Battles 
by Richard Pierce, February 22, 2017, The Hill

Gorsuch Must Show Commitment to a Democratic America 
by Joseph P. Tomain, February 22, 2017, The Cincinnati Enquirer

Neil Gorsuch Might Stand Up Against Abuse of Power 
by Dan Farber, February 21, 2017, The Daily Californian

An Inauspicious Environmental Start for Trump 
by Joel Mintz, February 16, 2017, The Palm Beach Post

Who Needs the Dakota Access Pipeline? 
by Frank Ackerman, February 14, 2017, CommonDreams

The President’s Judicial Ignorance and Obstruction Is Dangerous
by Robert W. Adler, February 12, 2012, The Salt Lake Tribune

Courts Should Kill Trump's Pricey '2-for-1' Deregulation Order
by Dan Farber, February 9, 2017, The Hill

Federal Rules to Prevent Another Deadly West Blast Now at Risk
by Thomas McGarity, February 4, 2017, The Waco Tribune

Federal Proposal Would Jeopardize Public Safety
by Thomas McGarity, February 2, 2017, The Houston Chronicle  

Environmental Law Protects Us All
by Victor Flatt, January 28, 2017, The Charlotte Observer

California may have to fund climate modeling and renewable energy research
by Ann Carlson and Dan Farber, January 24, 2017, The Sacramento Bee

Quietly Passed Act Favors Profits Over Health and Safety
by Thomas McGarity, January 20, 2017, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram

For Our Health, Trump Administration Should Keep Clean Power Plan
by David Driesen and Charles Driscoll, January 20, 2017, the Syracuse Post-Standard

Clean Energy and the Myth of Free Markets
by Joseph P. Tomain, January 2, 2017, Cincinnati Enquirer

2016

Dismantling Climate Rules Isn't So Easy
by William Buzbee, December 9, 2016, The New York Times

Beware Compounded Drugs, Especially Under Trump's FDA
by Rena Steinzor, December 8, 2016, American Prospect

About that Octopus in the Parking Garage
by Dan Farber and Rob Verchick, December 5, 2016, The Miami Herald

Wave of Corporate Wrongdoing Demands More Prosecution, Not Less
by Rena Steinzor and Dan Dudis, November 30, 2016, Huffington Post

Before Scuttling Regulations, Remember the Deadly, Destructive West Explosion
by Thomas McGarity, November 29, 2016, The Waco Tribune

Time to Reform Workers' Compensation Laws
by Thomas McGarity and Sidney Shapiro, November 6, 2016, The San Antonio Express

Lawmakers Must Stop Eroding Workers' Compensation Laws
by Thomas McGarity and Sidney Shapiro, November 3, 2016, The Austin American-Statesman

Texas Lawmakers Must Stop Eroding  Workers' Compensation Laws
by Thomas McGarity and Sidney Shapiro, November 1, 2016, The Rio Grande Guardian

Amendment 7 Seeks to Slow Climate Change
by Maxine Burkett and Makena Coffman, October 23, 2016, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser

As Court Weighs Clean Power Plan, Rule's Approach Could Reduce Carbon Emissions, Improve Public Health
by Alice Kaswan, September 23, 2016, The Hill

House's September Agenda a Red Flag for November
by James Goodwin, September 23, 2016, The Hill

Our Energy Grid is Amazingly Vulnerable, and Climate Change is the Cause
by Rob Verchick, August 26, 2016, Slate

Obama's Use of Executive Orders to Bypass Gridlock
by Sidney Shapiro and Rena Steinzor, August 23, 2016, The New York Times

The politicization of science a damaging trend in North Carolina
by Sidney Shapiro, August 17, 2016, The Raleigh News & Observer

OSHA Penalties Are Too Low for Serious Workplace Violations
by Martha McCluskey, July 18, 2016, The Buffalo News

When a Workplace Tragedy is Also a Crime
by Rena Steinzor and Katherine Tracy, May 31, 2016, FairWarning

Worker Deaths Should Lead to Punishment for Companies, Executives
by Rena Steinzor and Katherine Tracy, May 29, 2016, The Sacramento Bee

Time for Environmental Crimes
by Rena Steinzor, May/June 2016, The Environmental Forum

Dangerous Bedfellows: The Stalemate on Criminal Justice Reform
by Rena Steinzor, Spring 2016, American Prospect

How a Hidden Clause Helps Banks and Others Rip You Off
by Martha McCluskey and Sidney Shapiro, May 13, 2016, The Charlotte Observer

Pollution Police Off the Beat
by Rena Steinzor and Evan Isaacson, May 6, 2016, The Baltimore Sun

Utah Judiciary's Lack of Diversity Will Not Correct Itself
by Robert W. Adler, May 2, 2016, The Salt Lake Tribune

Time for Communities to Face Climate Change
by Robert R.M. Verchick, April 15, 2016, The (New Orleans) Advocate

Judgment Day for Reckless Executives
by Rena Steinzor, April 7, 2016, The New York Times

Vacancy Creates Uncertainty on Supreme Court
by Joseph P. Tomain, March 16, 2016, The (Cincinnati) Enqurier

Food Safety’s Criminal State of Mind
by Rena Steinzor, January 6, 2016, Food Safety News

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