June 2, 2011, CPR White Paper Explodes Industry Myths about BPA; Five Myths Intended to Muddle Facts, Cast False Doubt on Sound Science about BPA's Dangers.
Opening the Industry Playbook: Myths and Truths in the Debate Over BPA Regulation
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
Author(s): Amy Sinden, Rena Steinzor, Matt Shudtz, James Goodwin, Yee Huang
Legally Poisoned: How the Law Puts Us at Risk from Toxicants
In his 2011 book, Legally Poisoned: How the Law Puts Us at Risk from Toxicants, published by Harvard Univesity Press, CPR Member Scholar Carl Cranor offers up a scientifically rigorous legal analysis arguing that just as pharmaceuticals and pesticides cannot be sold without pre-market testing, other chemical products should be subject to the same safety measures. Cranor shows, in terrifying detail, what risks we run, while making clear that it is entirely possible to design a less dangerous commercial world.
Author(s): Carl Cranor
November 9, 2010, EPA's Toxic Chemical Database Woefully Out of Date Despite Obama Administration Reforms; Backlog Will Persist for Decades At Current Rate.
Corrective Lenses for IRIS: Reforms to Improve EPA's Integrated Risk Information System
The People's Agents and the Battle to Protect the Public
Reasonable people disagree about the reach of the federal government, but almost everyone believes the government should protect us from such dangers as bacteria-infested food, harmful drugs, toxic pollution, crumbling bridges, and unsafe toys. And yet, the agencies that shoulder these responsibilities are in shambles; if they continue to decline, lives will be lost, money wasted, and natural resources squandered. In their 2010 book, The People's Agents and the Battle to Protect the Public: Special Interests, Government, and Threats to Health, Safety, and the Environment, Rena Steinzor and Sidney Shapiro take a hard look at the tangled web of problems that have led to the dire state of the American regulatory structure.
Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Sidney Shapiro
Plausibility Pleading: Barring the Courthouse Door to Deserving Claimants
Plausibility Pleading: Barring the Courthouse Door to Deserving Claimants, CPR White Paper 1005
Author(s): Bill Funk, Thomas McGarity, Sidney Shapiro, James Goodwin
Editorial Memorandum on NHTSA's role in the Toyota Recalls
CPR Member Scholars letter to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Toyota safety recall
CPR Member Scholars Rena Steinzor and Sidney Shapiro's letter to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee re the failure of the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration to address in a timely fashion engineering failures in certain Toyota models
Author(s): Sidney Shapiro, Rena Steinzor