Rena Steinzor is the Edward M. Robertson Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, and a past president of the Center for Progressive Reform. She is the author of Why Not Jail? Industrial Catastrophes, Corporate Malfeasance, and Government Inaction.
Professor Steinzor has taught an environmental law survey course, seminars in risk assessments and critical issues in environmental law and science, administrative law, contracts, torts and counseling and negotiation. She has written in the areas of (1) regulatory dysfunction in agencies assigned to protect public health, worker and consumer safety, and the environment; (2) the role of centralized White House review on the protectiveness of regulation; (3) environmental federalism, including so-called "unfunded mandates" imposed on state and local governments by the federal government and the impact on public health of devolving authority and responsibility for solving environmental problems; (4) the implications of industry self-regulation on the protection of the environment and human health; (5) "market-based" alternatives to traditional regulation; and (6) political interference with regulatory science.
She is the editor, with Christopher Schroeder, of the CPR-sponsored book A New Progressive Agenda for Public Health and the Environment, published by Carolina Academic Press. She is also the editor, with Wendy Wagner, of the book Rescuing Science from Politics, published by Cambridge University Press in 2006. Her book, Mother Earth and Uncle Sam: How Pollution and Hollow Government Hurt Our Kids was published by the University of Texas Press in December 2007. With Professor Sidney Shapiro of Wake Forest Law School, she co-authored The People’s Agents and the Battle to Protect the American Public: Special Interests, Government, and Threats to Health, Safety, and the Environment published by the University of Chicago Press in 2010.
Professor Steinzor began her legal career in 1976, and entered academia in January 1994. From 1987 through 1993, she was associated - first as "of counsel" and ultimately as the partner in charge of the environmental practice - at Spiegel & McDiarmid, a 45-lawyer, Washington, D.C. firm representing approximately 400 cities, counties, states, and public agencies in the energy, environmental, communications, and transportation fields. The practice counseled federal, state, and municipal clients regarding compliance with federal and state laws and regulations.
Prior to joining Spiegel & McDiarmid, Professor Steinzor served as Staff Counsel, Subcommittee on Commerce, Transportation, and Tourism of the Energy and Commerce Committee, U.S. House of Representatives (James J. Florio, Chairman). She was the primary staff person responsible for legislation that became the "Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986" (Public Law 99-499) and the "Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act" (Public Law 99-519). She also prepared legislation to reauthorize the Toxic Substances Control Act during the 98th Congress.
Professor Steinzor has testified before Congress on several occasions, most recently regarding the impact of health, safety, and environmental regulations on the economy.
William L. Andreen is the Edgar L. Clarkson Professor of Law at the University of Alabama School of Law.
During the Spring of 1991, he served as a Visiting Fellow in the Law Faculty at the Australian National University. In 2005, he served as a Visiting Professor at Washington and Lee University School of Law (spring), and as a Fulbright Senior Scholar in Law at the Australian National University (fall). He also has an appointment as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the AustralianNationalUniversity (2006-2009).
Professor Andreen has taught courses in Administrative Law, Environmental Law, Torts, International Environmental Law, and Public International Law.
While in academia, Professor Andreen has consulted on matters of international environmental law and policy for various governmental and non-governmental organizations, including the National Environment Management Council of Tanzania, the Swedish International Development Authority, the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, the governments of Moldova and Trinidad and Tobago, and the ABA's Central and East European Law Initiative. He has been a faculty member in a Joint Legal Education Development Project at the Law Faculty, Mekelle University in Ethiopia. He has also taught Comparative Environmental Law at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland and at the Australian National University, where he has also taught graduate courses in U.S. Administrative Law and U.S. Environmental Law. He served for two years as the co-chair of the Alabama Environmental Management Commission, Enforcement and Administrative Penalties Advisory Committee, and has been invited to participate in a range of colloquia, symposia, advisory committees, and study commissions on various environmental issues. He served as President of the Alabama Rivers Alliance from 1998 to 2001 and is currently Of Counsel, and served as Vice President of the Tuscaloosa Audubon Society from 1993 to 1995.
Professor Andreen served as Assistant Regional Counsel for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region IV, from 1979 to 1983, where he was the attorney with primary responsibility for defending litigation brought against the Agency in the region. Before joining the EPA staff, he was an Associate at Haas, Holland, Lipshutz, Levison & Gibert, in Atlanta, Georgia, where he dealt with a variety of state and federal litigation in the areas of employment, constitutional law, environmental law, commercial law, corporate law, torts, and property.
Professor Andreen has published numerous chapters and articles on topics including water pollution control, environmental law in the developing world, water law, environmental impact assessment, hazardous waste liability, environmental enforcement, federalism in environmental law, administrative rulemaking, and ocean incineration of hazardous waste. He has published in Australia, Tanzania, as well as in the United States, where his articles have appeared in such reviews as the Stanford Environmental Law Journal, the Columbia Journal of Environmental Law, the Indiana Law Journal, the George Washington Law Review, the Alabama Law Review, the North Carolina Law Review, the Pace Environmental Law Review, and the Environmental Law Reporter. On four occasions, his articles have either been reprinted or selected as a finalist for publication in the Land Use and Environment Law Review (which reprints the articles selected as the best land use and environmental law articles of the preceding year). He contributed a chapter entitled “Delegated Federalism versus Devolution: Some Insights from the History of Water Pollution Control” which appears in the Cambridge University Press book, Preemptive Choice: The Theory, Law and Reality of Federalism’s Core Question. He was editor of the 1990 edition of Environmental Law and Regulation In Alabama, published by Bradley Arant Rose & White and is the editor of the forthcoming Alabama Water Law Handbook (Alabama Law Institute).
Professor Andreen is the former Chair of the Environmental Law Section of the Association of American Law Schools; a member of the Commission on Environmental Law of the World Conservation Union (IUCN); and is the founder and Director of the University of Alabama School of Law/Australian National University Law Faculty's Reciprocal Summer School Program.
He is a graduate of the College of Wooster and Columbia University School of Law.
Anne Havemann, J.D., is a former CPR Policy Analyst. She joined the organization in 2013 to work on its Chesapeake Bay program area, and left in 2015 to join the Chesapeake Climate Action Network.
Havemann has nearly a decade of experience working on environmental issues at the regional and national scale. From 2005 to 2010, she was the communications director for the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, a nonprofit organization working on clean energy issues in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. She focused on the Clean Water Act during clerkships with U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) and at the Natural Resources Defense Council. Her article on debarring BP in the wake of the 2010 oil spill, co-authored with CPR president Rena Steinzor, appears in the William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review. Her second article, which won the Joseph Bernstein prize and was published in the Maryland Law Review, considers whether Maryland’s renewable energy laws violate the dormant Commerce Clause.
Ms. Havemann received a B.A. in environmental science from Colorado College in 2004. She received her law degree with a certificate in environmental law from the University of Maryland Carey School of Law in 2013, where she graduated magna cum laude. While at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law, she was editor in chief of the Maryland Law Review. In that position, she hosted a symposium in conjunction with CPR that brought together scholars from the environmental and financial fields to discuss regulatory enforcement. She is a member of Order of the Coif and a recipient of the Alumni Association Award for contributing most largely to the law school through her character and leadership.