Can the Appalachian Trail Block a Natural Gas Pipeline?
Choose Clean Water Coalition Follow-Up Letter to EPA on Chesapeake Bay WIPs
CPR joined other members of the Choose Clean Water Coalition in a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency, taking it to task for failing to ensure that the Watershed Implementation Plans (WIPs) submitted by the Chesapeake Bay states were adequate to achieve the 2025 pollution-reduction goals. August 5, 2019.
Trump Trashes the Environment, Calls It Leadership
New Issue Brief Explains Why Carbon Pricing Is Essential – But Not Sufficient on Its Own – to Combat Climate Change
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.
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Author(s): Alice Kaswan
Regulation as Social Justice Convening Briefing Memo
In this briefing memo for participants in CPR's June 5, 2019, Regulation as Social Justice conference, James Goodwin sets the table for discussions aimed at devising reforms for the regulatory system so that it can do a better job promoting social justice and addressing unmet community needs.
Author(s): James Goodwin
Letter to EPA on 2019 Chesapeake Bay WIPs
CPR joined 35 other members of the Choose Clean Water Coalition in comments to EPA on the 2019 Watershed Implementation Plans submitted by the Chesapeake Bay states, noting that the plans "do not ... provide the necessary assurances and accountability." May 24, 2019.
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.
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Author(s): Evan Isaacson, David Flores
Comments on EPA's MATS Reconsideration Proposal
Joint comments from CPR's Dan Farber, Catherine O'Neill, Rena Steinzor, and James Goodwin on the EPA's effort to undercut the Mercury and Air Toxics Standard (MATS rule), by eliminating consideration of "co-benefits," and with it, to lay groundwork for eliminating consideration of co-benefits from cost-benefit analyses for future environmental regulation, April 17, 2019.
Author(s): Daniel Farber, Catherine O'Neill, Rena Steinzor, James Goodwin