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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Enforce environmental laws before there's a fire

Enforce environmental laws before there's a fire, op-ed by Victor Flatt

Type: Op-Eds (April 7, 2019)
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Author(s): Victor Flatt
Tags: enforcement oil and gas drilling
Categories: Energy & Environment Energy & Environment Regulatory Policy Regulatory Policy

Opinion analysis: The justices wish Sturgeon 'good hunting' in Sturgeon v. Frost

Opinion analysis: The justices wish Sturgeon 'good hunting' in Sturgeon v. Frost, op-ed by Sandra Zellmer
Type: Op-Eds (March 27, 2019)
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Author(s): Sandra Zellmer
Categories: Energy & Environment Energy & Environment

Relax: Green New Deal Means Practical Innovations

Relax: Green New Deal Means Practical Innovations, op-ed by Joseph P. Tomain

Type: Op-Eds (March 22, 2019)
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Author(s): Joseph Tomain
Tags: infrastructure Clean Power Plan Green New Deal
Categories: Energy & Environment Energy & Environment Regulatory Policy Regulatory Policy

A Call to Action on the Risk of Toxic Floodwaters in Virginia

A Call to Action on the Risk of Toxic Floodwaters in Virginia, op-ed by Noah Sachs and David Flores

Type: Op-Eds (March 13, 2019)
PDF: A Call to Action on the Risk of Toxic Floodwaters in Virginia
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Author(s): Noah Sachs, David Flores
Tags: toxic floodwaters
Categories: Energy & Environment Energy & Environment

Trump's National Monument Mischief

Trump's National Monument Mischief, op-ed by Sarah Krakoff and Robert Anderson
Type: Op-Eds (March 13, 2019)
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Author(s): Sarah Krakoff
Tags: public lands
Categories: Energy & Environment Energy & Environment