Environment & Energy

Our planet faces unprecedented environmental challenges, threatening ecosystems, species, coastal communities, and all too often, human life itself. Heading the list of threats is climate change, with its promise of drastic environmental, economic, and cultural upheaval. But we also face persistent problems of air and water pollution, toxic wastes, cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay and other Great Waters, and protecting natural resources and wildlife.

Central to the environmental health of the nation and the planet is decreasing our dependence on energy derived from burning fossil fuels. Our continued reliance on these sources is literally endangering the planet's ability to sustain life as we know it. Yet many policymakers, with the financial and rhetorical support of energy companies bent on making a profit at the cost of the planet's health, continue to resist desperately needed reforms. Read about CPR’s work protecting the environment in reports, testimony, op-eds and more. Use the search box to narrow the list.

Bush White House blocks information to EPA libraries

Bush White House blocks information to EPA libraries, op-ed by Joel Mintz and Rebecca Bratspies

Type: Op-Eds (Dec. 6, 2006)
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Author(s): Rebecca Bratspies, Joel Mintz
Houston: Just say 'yes' to clean air

Houston: Just say 'yes' to clean air, op-ed by Victor Flatt

Type: Op-Eds (Dec. 2, 2006)
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Author(s): Victor Flatt
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
New Orleans still suffering from inaction

New Orleans still suffering from inaction, op-ed by Rob Verchick

Type: Op-Eds (Aug. 29, 2006)
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Author(s): Robert Verchick
New Orleans is slowly recovering from storm's devastation

New Orleans is slowly recovering from storm's devastation, op-ed by Rob Verchick

Type: Op-Eds (Aug. 27, 2006)
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Author(s): Robert Verchick
William Buzbee's testimony before the Fisheries, Wildlife and Water subcommittee of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on WOTUS

William Buzbee's August 1, 2006 testimony before the Fisheries, Wildlife and Water subcommittee of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on the Supreme Court's ruling on the Waters of the United States rule

Type: Legislative Testimony (Aug. 1, 2006)
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Author(s): William Buzbee
Bush administration remiss in toxic waste cleanup

Bush administration remiss in toxic waste cleanup, op-ed by Rena Steinzor and Reece Rushing, in the Buffalo News (also in the Austin American Statesman, Allentown Morning Call, Daytona Beach News-Journal).

Type: Op-Eds (July 30, 2006)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor
Hazardous Conditions: Oil and Chemical Industries Should Pay to Clean Up their Messes

Hazardous Conditions: Oil and Chemical Industries Should Pay to Clean Up their Messes, op-ed by Rena Steinzor

Type: Op-Eds (July 12, 2006)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor

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