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 at right to narrow the list.

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The President's Capitulation on Smog

The President's Capitulation on Smog, by David Driesen

Type: Op-Eds (Sept. 21, 2011)
PDF: The President's Capitulation on Smog
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Author(s): David Driesen
Categories: Energy & Environment Energy & Environment

Healthy Environment, Strong Economy Can Co-Exist

Healthy Environment, Strong Economy Can Co-Exist, by Robert Adler

Type: Op-Eds (Sept. 24, 2011)
PDF: Healthy Environment, Strong Economy Can Co-Exist
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Author(s): Robert Adler
Categories: Energy & Environment Energy & Environment

Back to Basics: An Agenda for the Maryland General Assembly to Protect the Environment, October 2011.

Type: Reports (Oct. 20, 2011)
PDF: Back to Basics: An Agenda for the Maryland General Assembly to Protect the Environment, CPR White Paper 1110, by CPR Member Scholar Rena Steinzor and CPR Policy Analyst Yee Huang, October 2011.
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Yee Huang
Tags: enforcement Maryland Chesapeake
Categories: Energy & Environment Energy & Environment

Reclaiming Global Environmental Leadership: Why the United States Should Ratify Ten Pending Environmental Treaties

Reclaiming Global Environmental Leadership: Why the United States Should Ratify Ten Pending Environmental Treaties, CPR White Paper 1201, by Mary Jane Angelo, Rebecca Bratspies, David Hunter, John H. Knox, Noah Sachs, and Sandra Zellmer, January 2012.

Type: Reports (Jan. 19, 2012)
PDF: Reclaiming Global Environmental Leadership: Why the United States Should Ratify Ten Pending Environmental Treaties, CPR White Paper 1201, by Mary Jane Angelo, Rebecca Bratspies, David Hunter, John H. Knox, Noah Sachs, and Sandra Zellmer, January 2012.
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Author(s): Mary Jane Angelo, Rebecca Bratspies, David Hunter, John Knox, Noah Sachs, Sandra Zellmer
Tags: international regulatory cooperation international environmental
Categories: Energy & Environment Energy & Environment

Protecting the Public from BPA: An Action Plan for Federal Agencies

Protecting the Public from BPA: An Action Plan for Federal Agencies. CPR White Paper 1202, January 2012, by Member Scholars Noah Sachs, Thomas O. McGarity and Rena Steinzor, CPR Policy Analyst Aimee Simpson and Senior Policy Analyst Matthew Shudtz.

Type: Reports (Jan. 25, 2012)
PDF: Protecting the Public from BPA: An Action Plan for Federal Agencies. CPR White Paper 1202, January 2012, by Member Scholars Noah Sachs, Thomas O. McGarity and Rena Steinzor, CPR Policy Analyst Aimee Simpson and Senior Policy Analyst Matthew Shudtz.
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Author(s): Noah Sachs, Thomas McGarity, Rena Steinzor, Aimee Simpson, Matt Shudtz
Tags: toxics BPA
Categories: Consumer Protection Consumer Protection Energy & Environment Energy & Environment