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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

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

Joint Comments on proposal from the National Archives and Department of Interior

Joint comments from CPR and other institutions to the National Archives and Records Administration's on the Department of Interior's natural resources planning and development document records schedule, November 26, 2018.

Type: Letters to Agencies (Nov. 26, 2018)
PDF: Comments on NARA/DOI Proposal. Joint comments from CPR and other institutions to the National Archives and Records Administration's on the Department of Interior's natural resources planning and development document records schedule, November 26, 2018.
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Categories: Energy & Environment Energy & Environment Regulatory Policy Regulatory Policy

Trump Trashes the Environment, Calls It Leadership

Trump Trashes the Environment, Calls It Leadership, op-ed by Joel Mintz

Type: Op-Eds (July 17, 2019)
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Author(s): Joel Mintz
Tags: clean water clean air
Categories: Energy & Environment Energy & Environment Regulatory Policy Regulatory Policy

Bush White House blocks information to EPA libraries

Bush White House blocks information to EPA libraries, op-ed by Joel Mintz and Rebecca Bratspies

Type: Op-Eds (Dec. 6, 2006)
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Author(s): Rebecca Bratspies, Joel Mintz
Tags: clean science
Categories: Energy & Environment Energy & Environment Regulatory Policy Regulatory Policy

Closing Agency libraries deals serious blow

Closing Agency libraries deals serious blow, op-ed by Joel Mintz

Type: Op-Eds (Dec. 11, 2006)
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Author(s): Joel Mintz, Rebecca Bratspies
Tags: clean science
Categories: Energy & Environment Energy & Environment Regulatory Policy Regulatory Policy

Comments on Volatile Organic Compounds in paint, responding to industry Information Quality Act request

CPR's Sidney Shapiro and Rena Steinzor's August 3, 2004 response to the paint industry's Information Quality Act challenge to state rules on volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in paint: "Wrong in principle, wrong on the law, and wrong on the facts."

Type: Letters to Agencies (Aug. 3, 2004)
PDF: Comments on VOCs via IQA. CPR's Sidney Shapiro and Rena Steinzor's August 3, 2004 response to the paint industry's Information Quality Act challenge to state rules on volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in paint.
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Author(s): Sidney Shapiro, Rena Steinzor, Margaret Giblin
Tags: OIRA Data Quality Act VOCs
Categories: Energy & Environment Energy & Environment Regulatory Policy Regulatory Policy

Business as Usual in the Gulf

Business as Usual in the Gulf, by Rena Steinzor

Type: Op-Eds (April 21, 2011)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor
Categories: Energy & Environment Energy & Environment Regulatory Policy Regulatory Policy

Cozying Up: How the Manufacturers of Toxic Chemicals Seek to Co-opt Their Regulators, CPR White Paper 1211, September 2012, by Member Scholar Rena Steinzor and Policy Analyst Wayland Radin.

Type: Reports (Sept. 26, 2012)
PDF: Cozying Up: How the Manufacturers of Toxic Chemicals Seek to Co-opt Their Regulators, CPR White Paper 1211, September 2012, by Member Scholar Rena Steinzor and Policy Analyst Wayland Radin.
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor
Tags: chemicals regulatory capture toxics
Categories: Energy & Environment Energy & Environment Regulatory Policy Regulatory Policy

Why are polluters getting discounts?

Why are polluters getting discounts?, op-ed by Rena Steinzor

Type: Op-Eds (Dec. 28, 2013)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor
Tags: enforcement Maryland
Categories: Energy & Environment Energy & Environment Regulatory Policy Regulatory Policy

New EPA administrator, same menace to the environment

Joel Mintz op-ed in Miami Herald: New EPA administrator, same menace to the environment

Type: Op-Eds (July 31, 2018)
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Author(s): Joel Mintz
Categories: Energy & Environment Energy & Environment Regulatory Policy Regulatory Policy

Another Trump rollback that will harm Texans

Another Trump rollback that will harm Texans, op-ed by Thomas McGarity

Type: Op-Eds (Sept. 8, 2019)
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Author(s): Thomas McGarity
Tags: fracking Trump administration methane climate change
Categories: Energy & Environment Energy & Environment Regulatory Policy Regulatory Policy

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)
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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

With Port Neches burning, do we really think gutting the EPA is wise

With Port Neches burning, do we really think gutting the EPA is wise?, by Thomas McGarity, November 29, 2019, The Houston Chronicle

Type: Op-Eds (Nov. 29, 2019)
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Author(s): Thomas McGarity
Tags: regulation EPA regulatory policy
Categories: Energy & Environment Energy & Environment Regulatory Policy Regulatory Policy

The rise and quick fall of the West tragedy's EPA rule

The rise and quick fall of the West tragedy's EPA rule, by Thomas McGarity, December 7, 2019, in The Waco Tribune

Type: Op-Eds (Dec. 7, 2019)
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Author(s): Thomas McGarity
Tags: regulation West Texas clean air
Categories: Energy & Environment Energy & Environment Regulatory Policy Regulatory Policy

What will protect Houston's air from Trump's EPA?

Writing in the Houston Chronicle, Victor Flatt challenges Trump's EPA.

Type: Op-Eds (Aug. 27, 2018)
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Author(s): Victor Flatt
Tags: clean air Texas Clean Air Act air pollution
Categories: Energy & Environment Energy & Environment Regulatory Policy Regulatory Policy

Trump’s Proposal to Replace the Clean Power Plan Endangers Public Health

Joel Mintz, writing for The Revelator, examines the Trump EPA's feeble substitute for the Clean Power Plan.

Type: Op-Eds (Aug. 29, 2018)
PDF: Trump’s Proposal to Replace the Clean Power Plan Endangers Public Health
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Author(s): Joel Mintz
Tags: EPA Clean Power Plan
Categories: Energy & Environment Energy & Environment Regulatory Policy Regulatory Policy

State pollution-permitting must be reformed to adapt to climate change

Writing in the Bay Journal, David Flores focuses on Maryland's pollution permitting and its impact on the Chesapeake Bay

Type: Op-Eds (Nov. 1, 2018)
PDF: State pollution-permitting must be reformed to adapt to climate change
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Author(s): David Flores
Tags: Chesapeake Maryland TMDL
Categories: Energy & Environment Energy & Environment Regulatory Policy Regulatory Policy

Biden Has a Congressional Shortcut to Cancel Trump's Regulatory Rollbacks, but It Comes with Risks

The Trump administration dedicated itself to deregulation with unprecedented fervor. It rolled back scores of regulations across government agencies, including more than 80 environmental rules. The Biden administration can reverse some of those actions quickly – for instance, as president, Joe Biden can undo Donald Trump’s executive orders with a stroke of the pen. He plans to restore U.S. involvement in the Paris climate agreement that way on his first day in office. Undoing most regulatory rollbacks, however, will require a review process that can take years, often followed by further delays during litigation. There is an alternative, but it comes with risks.

Type: Op-Eds (Jan. 18, 2021)
PDF: farber-cra-oped-theconversation-011821.pdf
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Author(s): Daniel Farber
Tags: CRA Biden administration Congress
Categories: Consumer Protection Consumer Protection Energy & Environment Energy & Environment Regulatory Policy Regulatory Policy Workers' Rights Workers' Rights