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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Burying Our Head in the Sand on Climate Change No Longer an Option

Burying Our Head in the Sand on Climate Change No Longer an Option, op-ed by Victor Flatt and Rob Verchick

Type: Op-Eds (Sept. 29, 2017)
PDF: Burying Our Head In The Sand On Climate Change No Longer An Option
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Author(s): Victor Flatt, Robert Verchick
Categories: Energy & Environment Energy & Environment

Joint Letter from CPR Member Scholars and staff to House Committee Leaders re Implementation of TSCA amendments.

Joint Letter from several CPR Member Scholars and staff to House Committee Leaders re Implementation of TSCA amendments, October 19, 2017.

Type: Legislative Testimony (Oct. 18, 2017)
PDF: Joint Letter from several CPR Member Scholars and staff to House Committee Leaders re Implementation of TSCA amendments, October 19, 2017.
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Author(s): Carl Cranor, Martha McCluskey, Thomas McGarity, Noah Sachs, Sidney Shapiro, Amy Sinden, Rena Steinzor, Wendy Wagner, Katie Tracy
Tags: TSCA
Categories: Energy & Environment Energy & Environment

Trump Administration's Clean Power Plan Repeal Proposal Is Illegal

Trump Administration's Clean Power Plan Repeal Proposal Is Illegal, op-ed by William Buzbee

Type: Op-Eds (Oct. 31, 2017)
PDF: Trump Administration's Clean Power Plan Repeal Proposal Is Illegal
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Author(s): William Buzbee
Categories: Energy & Environment Energy & Environment

Emily Hammond's testimony to the Senate Committee on Public Works and the Environment Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety

Emily Hammond's testimony to the Senate Committee on Public Works and the Environment Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety.

Type: Legislative Testimony (Nov. 14, 2017)
PDF: Emily Hammond's November 14, 2017, testimony to the U.S. Senate Committee on Public Works and the Environment Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety
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Categories: Energy & Environment Energy & Environment

Don't Toss Out Cooperation in the West's Sage Country

Don't Toss Out Cooperation in the West's Sage Country, op-ed by Dan Rohlf

Type: Op-Eds (Dec. 12, 2017)
PDF: Don't Toss Out Cooperation In The West's Sage Country
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Author(s): Dan Rohlf
Categories: Energy & Environment Energy & Environment

Bay Jurisdictions' No-Action Climate Policy Puts Restoration in Peril

Bay Jurisdictions' No-Action Climate Policy Puts Restoration in Peril, op-ed by Rena Steinzor and David Flores

Type: Op-Eds (Dec. 14, 2017)
PDF: Bay Jurisdictions' No-Action Climate Policy Puts Restoration In Peril
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, David Flores
Tags: Chesapeake
Categories: Energy & Environment Energy & Environment