Politics and progress: Will the White House stall its own climate change plans?
Reforming TSCA Progressive Principles for Toxic Risk Regulation
Despite 40 years of regulatory effort, chemical regulation in the United States has been a dismal failure, and our current law – the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) – deserves much of the blame for this regulatory dysfunction. When Congress enacted TSCA, the final legislation reflected a deal under which chemicals then on the market were “grandfathered” in, while new chemicals would be subject to a quick review by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). But experience shows that a vast majority of those reviews are based on inadequate data.
Author(s): Matt Shudtz
Adapting to Climate Change in the United States: Seven Principles for Achieving Fairness
The impacts of climate change do not fall equally. As the waves rolled over New Jersey, New York, and much of the Atlantic seaboard during Hurricane Sandy last fall, climate scientists’ austere graphs predicting severe climate impacts suddenly popped to life. With that in mind, Alice Kaswan writes, policy-makers at all levels of government, whether considering the use of existing authorities or developing new ones, should attend to seven key principles and themes.
Author(s): Alice Kaswan
West Explosion Highlights Need for Regulatory Oversight
No Profit in Pollution: A Comparison of Key Chesapeake Bay State Water Pollution Penalty Policies, by CPR Member Scholar Robert Glicksman and CPR Policy Analyst Aimee Simpson, April 2013.
Letting Nature Work in the Pacific Northwest: A Manual for Protecting Ecosystem Services Under Existing Law
Rena Steinzor's testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on the Energy Consumers Relief Act.
Rena Steinzor's April 12, 2013, testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on the Energy Consumers Relief Act.
Author(s): Rena Steinzor