September 24, 2012, Maryland and Federal Authorities Prosecute Water Polluters Too Rarely and Penalties for Convictions Lack Deterrent Punch, CPR Report Says.
Going Too Easy? Maryland's Criminal Enforcement of Water Pollution Laws Protecting the Chesapeake Bay, CPR White Paper 1212, September 2012, by Member Scholar Rena Steinzor and Policy Analyst Aimee Simpson.
Going Dark Down on the Farm: How Legalized Secrecy Gives Agribusiness a Federally Funded Free Ride, CPR White Paper 1213, September 2012, by Member Scholar Rena Steinzor and Policy Analyst Yee Huang.
Water War in the Klamath Basin: Macho Law, Combat Biology, and Dirty Politics
In the drought summer of 2001, a simmering conflict between agricultural and environmental interests in southern Oregon's Upper Klamath Basin turned into a guerrilla war of protests, vandalism, and apocalyptic rhetoric when the federal Bureau of Reclamation shut down the headgates of the Klamath Project to conserve water needed by endangered species. This was the first time in U.S. history that the headgates of a federal irrigation project were closed—and irrigators denied the use of their state water rights—in favor of conservation. Farmers went so far as to mount a brief rebellion to keep the water flowing, but ultimately conceded defeat. In Water War in the Klamath Basin: Macho Law, Combat Biology and Dirty Politics, CPR Member Scholars Holly Doremus and A. Dan Tarlock examine the genesis of the crisis and the fallout from it.
Author(s): Holly Doremus, A. Dan Tarlock
States Can Lead the Way to Improved Appliance Energy Efficiency Standards, CPR White Paper 1210, August 2012, by CPR Member Scholars Alexandra B. Klass and Lesley K. McAllister, and CPR Policy Analyst Wayland Radin.
August 15, 2012, Will Chesapeake Bay Pollution Credit-Trading Program Trade Away Fairness? New CPR White Paper Raises Serious Environmental Justice Concerns.
Fairness in the Bay: Environmental Justice and Nutrient Trading, CPR Briefing Paper 1208, August 2012, by Rena Steinzor, Robert Verchick, Nick Vidargas, and Yee Huang.
Climate Change Adaptation: The Impact of Law on Adaptation in the Private Sector, CPR Briefing Paper 1209, July 2012, by CPR Member Scholar Victor B. Flatt and Policy Analyst Yee Huang.
Letter to EPA re nominees to new advisory committee on IRIS
CPR letter to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson regarding candidates for scientific advisory committee of Integrated Risk Information System profiles, with particular attention to candidates' conflicts of interest
Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Matt Shudtz
Joel Mintz's testimony before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce on EPA's enforcement record
Joel Mintz's June 6, 2012 testimony before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power on EPA's enforcement record.
Author(s): Joel Mintz