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.

Regulating Forced Arbitration in Consumer Financial Services: Re-Opening the Courthouse Doors to Victimized Consumers
Type: Reports (May 4, 2016)
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Author(s): Martha McCluskey, Thomas McGarity, Sidney Shapiro, James Goodwin, Mollie Rosenzweig
Preventing Death and Injury on the Job: The Criminal Justice Alternative in State Law

Preventing Death and Injury on the Job: The Criminal Justice Alternative in State Law, CPR Paper 1602. This manual begins by explaining why local prosecutors should focus more attention on bringing criminal charges against employers—the business entity as well as responsible executives and managers—in appropriate cases involving the death or serious injury of one or more workers. It also offers an introduction to criminal law and criminal procedure to help advocates understand what charges might apply. Then, this manual discusses how to build a successful campaign, and provides an appendix of helpful resources that advocates can utilize and tailor to fit their campaign.

Type: Reports (March 16, 2016)
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Author(s): Martha McCluskey, Thomas McGarity, Sidney Shapiro, Rena Steinzor, Katie Tracy
Federal White Collar Crime: Six Case Studies Drawn from Ongoing Prosecutions to Protect Public Health, Worker and Consumer Safety, and the Environment

Federal White Collar Crime: Six Case Studies Drawn from Ongoing Prosecutions to Protect Public Health, Worker and Consumer Safety, and the Environment, CPR Issue Alert 1507, by Rena Steinzor, November 2015.

Type: Reports (Nov. 18, 2015)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor
The Clean Power Plan: Issues to Watch

The Clean Power Plan: Issues to Watch, CPR Issue Alert 1506, by CPR Member Scholars William W. Buzbee, David M. Driesen, Kirsten H. Engel, Victor B. Flatt, Robert L. Glicksman, Emily Hammond, Alice Kaswan, Alexandra B. Klass, Thomas O. McGarity, Melissa Powers, and Joseph P. Tomain

Type: Reports (July 30, 2015)
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Author(s): William Buzbee, David Driesen, Kirsten Engel, Victor Flatt, Robert Glicksman, Alice Kaswan, Alexandra Klass, Thomas McGarity, Melissa Powers, Joseph Tomain
Earmarking Away the Public Interest

In Earmarking Away the Public Interest: How Congressional Republicans Use Antiregulatory Appropriations Riders to Benefit Powerful Polluting Industries, CPR's Thomas McGarity, Richard Murphy and James Goodwin explore the ways Republicans in Congress have worked to undercut regulatory safeguards for health, safety and the environment with budget riders.

Type: Reports (July 8, 2015)
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Author(s): Richard Murphy, Thomas McGarity, James Goodwin
Integrator Liability: Legal Tools to Hold the Biggest Chicken Companies Responsible for Waste, CPR Issue Alert 1502
Type: Reports (March 24, 2015)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, William Andreen, Anne Havemann
The Small Business Charade The Chemical Industry's Stealth Campaign Against Public Health, CPR Issue Alert 1501
Type: Reports (Feb. 2, 2015)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Matt Shudtz, James Goodwin
Winning Safer Workplaces: A Manual for State and Local Policy Reform
Type: Reports (July 17, 2014)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, James Goodwin, Michael Patoka, Matt Shudtz

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