Reports & Papers

CPR White Papers and Issue Alerts offer timely and thoughtful analysis on current policy issues, spanning the full range of environmental, health, safety and regulatory issues.

The Truth about Torts: Lawyers, Guns, and Money

The Truth about Torts: Lawyers, Guns, and Money, by Thomas O. McGarity, Douglas A. Kysar, and Karen Sokol, White Paper 603, July 2006.

Type: Reports (July 12, 2006)
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Author(s): Thomas McGarity, Douglas Kysar, Karen Sokol
The Toll of Superfund Neglect: Toxic Waste Dumps & Communities at Risk

The Toll of Superfund Neglect: Toxic Waste Dumps & Communities at Risk, by Rena Steinzor and Margaret Clune, joint report by the Center for American Progress and CPR, June 15, 2006.

Type: Reports (June 15, 2006)
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CPR Perspective: Clean Science: Rescuing Science and Scientists from Politics

For all the lip service paid to the notion that science has definitive answers, the moment that a group of scientists announce a discovery that has significant economic implications for industry or some other affected group, scientists in the spotlight soon learn that attacks are to be expected. Beset by scientific misconduct allegations or threatened with breach-of-contract lawsuits if research is published over a private sponsor's objections, growing numbers of scientists find themselves struggling to maintain their credibility in a climate designed to deconstruct the smallest details of their research. So severe are these problems in some settings that the most reputable scientists warn that legally-based harassment could deter the best and the brightest young scientists from entering the very disciplines that have the greatest potential to inform public affairs. Read Rena Steinzor and Wendy Wagner's entry in the CPR Perspectives series.

Type: Reports (May 12, 2006)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Wendy Wagner
Strategies for Closing the Chemical Data Gap

Strategies for Closing the Chemical Data Gap, by John S. Applegate and Katherine Baer, White Paper 602, April 2006.

Type: Reports (April 12, 2006)
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Ossifying Ossification: Why the Information Quality Act Should Not Provide for Judicial Review

Ossifying Ossification: Why the Information Quality Act Should Not Provide for Judicial Review, by Sidney A. Shapiro, Rena Steinzor and Margaret Clune, White Paper 601, February 2006.

Type: Reports (Feb. 15, 2006)
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Author(s): Sidney Shapiro, Rena Steinzor, Margaret Giblin
The Hidden Lesson of the Vioxx Fiasco: Reviving a Hollow FDA

The Hidden Lesson of the Vioxx Fiasco: Reviving a Hollow FDA, by Rena Steinzor and Margaret Clune, White Paper 514, October 2005.

Type: Reports (Oct. 12, 2005)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Margaret Giblin
Doubting Daubert

Doubting Daubert, by Lisa Heinzerling, White Paper 511, August 2005.

Type: Reports (Sept. 7, 2005)
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Author(s): Lisa Heinzerling
Unnatural Disaster: The Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

Unnatural Disaster: The Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, by Member Scholars of the Center for Progressive Reform, by more than a dozen CPR Member Scholars (full report) White Paper 512, September 2005.

Type: Reports (Sept. 6, 2005)
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Unnatural Disaster: Executive Summary

Unnatural Disaster: Executive Summary, by more than a dozen Member Scholars of the Center for Progressive Reform, White Paper 513, September 2005.

Type: Reports (Sept. 4, 2005)
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Overcoming Environmental Data Gaps: Why What EPA Doesn't Know about Toxic Chemicals Can Hurt

Overcoming Environmental Data Gaps: Why What EPA Doesn't Know about Toxic Chemicals Can Hurt, by Rena Steinzor, Katherine Baer, and Matt Shudtz, White Paper 510, August 2005.

Type: Reports (July 13, 2005)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Matt Shudtz

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