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Erin Kesler | December 3, 2014

CPR Executive Director Matt Shudtz on the President’s Comments on Regulation

Today the President addressed the Business Roundtable on the subject of regulation. When speaking about revising current regulations, he spoke about the need to keep child labor laws. According to CPR Executive Director Matt Shudtz: The President was right to start his remarks with the clear examples of how strong (or to the business lobby, “costly”) […]

Matt Shudtz | December 2, 2014

Support CPR this Giving Tuesday

This Giving Tuesday, I hope you’ll consider donating to the Center for Progressive Reform. We’ve had a banner year and are looking forward to many great things in 2015. Above all, CPR’s staff and Member Scholars promote a positive and progressive vision for environmental policy and workers’ rights. We need your support to continue that […]

Erin Kesler | December 1, 2014

CPR’s Victor Flatt Submits Comments on EPA’s Rule to Curb Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Today is the deadline for comments from the public on EPA’s proposed rule to limit carbon emission from existing power plants. CPR Member Scholar and University of North Carolina School of Law professor Victor Flatt submitted a comment on the rule. According to his comments: What I would like to focus on is suggesting that the […]

James Goodwin | November 26, 2014

Obama’s Path to Progress: Protecting Families and Children Against Dangerous Food Imports

As I noted in an earlier post, families and friends all across the United States will gather to observe the Thanksgiving holiday tomorrow.   Compared to many other countries, we are lucky that during such occasions we are able to focus on the celebrations enjoyed in the company of our loved ones—and not have to worry […]

Daniel Farber | November 26, 2014

The Death of Deference?

Yesterday, the Supreme Court granted cert. in several cases to hear the following question: “Whether the Environmental Protection Agency unreasonably refused to consider costs in determining whether it is appropriate to regulate hazardous air pollutants emitted by electric utilities.” The fundamental issue is whether it was unreasonable for EPA to interpret section 112 to preclude consideration […]

Rena Steinzor | November 26, 2014

EPA’s Long-Delayed Ozone Proposal

How much is it worth to save the life of a grandfather with lung disease or to keep an asthmatic child out of the hospital?  The ozone rule, which EPA proposes today after years of politically motivated delay and while staring down the barrel of a court order, responds to the urgent calls of a gold-standard […]

Erin Kesler | November 25, 2014

Rena Steinzor: Supreme Court Agrees to Review Challenge to EPA’s Mercury Pollution Rule

Today, the Supreme Court agreed to review a challenge to an EPA rule to reduce mercury pollution.  The Utility Air Regulatory Group and the National Mining Association, and twenty-one states, appealed an April 2-1 federal appeals court ruling that upheld EPA’s Mercury and Air Toxics Standards. According to Center for Progressive Reform President and University of Maryland School […]

Erin Kesler | November 25, 2014

Center for Progressive Reform Announces New Executive Director Matthew Shudtz

The Board of Directors of the Center for Progressive Reform today announced the selection of Matthew Shudtz as Executive Director of the 12-year-old organization. Shudtz, who succeeds Jake Caldwell, has been Acting Executive Director of CPR since July of this year. Shudtz joined CPR’s staff in 2006 as a Policy Analyst, and was subsequently promoted […]

Rena Steinzor | November 25, 2014

CPR is Hiring a Chesapeake Bay Policy Analyst

CPR is on the hunt for an energetic, organized, and dedicated advocate to join our staff as a Policy Analyst. The focus of this position is restoring the Chesapeake Bay through strong implementation of the Bay TMDL. We are especially interested in candidates who have a background in the legal and policy issues related to […]