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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Bay Cleanup Needs Consequences

Bay Cleanup Needs Consequences, op-ed by Rena Steinzor

Type: Op-Eds (April 18, 2012)
PDF: Bay Cleanup Needs Consequences
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor
Categories: Energy & Environment Energy & Environment

Letter to USTR on environmental provisions in trade promotion authority legislation

Letter to U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk on environmental provisions in trade promotion authority legislation related to the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Type: Letters to Agencies (May 4, 2012)
PDF: Letter to USTR Ron Kirk on environmental provisions in trade promotion authority legislation.
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Author(s): John Knox, David Hunter, Carmen Gonzalez
Tags: international regulatory cooperation international environmental
Categories: Energy & Environment Energy & Environment

Accountability: Water Quality Trading in the Chesapeake Bay, CPR Briefing Paper 1205, May 2012

Type: Reports (May 22, 2012)
PDF: Accountability: Water Quality Trading in the Chesapeake Bay, CPR Briefing Paper 1205, May 2012
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Nicholas Vidargas, Yee Huang, Shana Campbell Jones
Tags: trading Chesapeake
Categories: Energy & Environment Energy & Environment

May 25, 2012, CPR Briefing Paper Warns of Pitfalls in Chesapeake Bay Water Quality Trading Approach.

May 25, 2012,
Type: News Releases (May 26, 2012)
PDF: May 25, 2012, CPR Briefing Paper Warns of Pitfalls in Chesapeake Bay Water Quality Trading Approach.
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Categories: Energy & Environment Energy & Environment

Manure in the Bay: A Report on Industrial Animal Agriculture in Maryland and Pennsylvania, CPR Briefing Paper 1206, June 2012, by CPR Member Scholar Rena Steinzor and Policy Analyst Yee Huang.

Type: Reports (June 1, 2012)
PDF: Manure in the Bay: A Report on Industrial Animal Agriculture in Maryland and Pennsylvania, CPR Briefing Paper 1206, June 2012, by CPR Member Scholar Rena Steinzor and Policy Analyst Yee Huang.
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Yee Huang
Tags: agricultural pollution Chesapeake
Categories: Energy & Environment Energy & Environment