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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Trump Administration Rollbacks Disable Environmental Planning and Democracy

Trump Administration Rollbacks Disable Environmental Planning and Democracy, op-ed by Alejandro Camacho in The Hill

Type: Op-Eds (Sept. 3, 2019)
PDF: Trump Administration Rollbacks Disable Environmental Planning and Democracy
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Author(s): Alejandro Camacho
Categories: Energy & Environment Energy & Environment Regulatory Policy Regulatory Policy

Can the Appalachian Trail Block a Natural Gas Pipeline?

Can the Appalachian Trail Block a Natural Gas Pipeline?, op-ed by Noah Sachs in American Prospect

Type: Op-Eds (Aug. 14, 2019)
PDF: Can the Appalachian Trail Block a Natural Gas Pipeline_ - The American Prospect
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Author(s): Noah Sachs
Tags: fracking judicial review SCOTUS
Categories: Energy & Environment Energy & Environment Regulatory Policy Regulatory Policy

We Need a Climate Plan for Agriculture

We Need a Climate Plan for Agriculture, op-ed by Laurie Ristino
Type: Op-Eds (Aug. 15, 2019)
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Author(s): Laurie Ristino
Tags: climate change agricultural pollution
Categories: Energy & Environment Energy & Environment

Congress Should Support Clean Energy Research and Development

Congress Should Support Clean Energy Research and Development, op-ed by Joseph P. Tomain

Type: Op-Eds (Aug. 21, 2019)
PDF: Congress Should Support Clean Energy Research and Development
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Author(s): Joseph Tomain
Tags: Energy & Environment EPA energy
Categories: Energy & Environment Energy & Environment