Regulatory Policy

Regulatory safeguards play a vital role in protecting us from hazards and ensuring that companies that pollute, make unsafe products, and create workplace hazards bear the cost of cleaning up their messes and preventing injuries and deaths. Still, the regulatory system is far from perfect: Rules take too long to develop; enforcement is often feeble; and political pressure from regulated industries has led to weak safeguards.

These systemic problems are made all the more severe by the determination of the Trump administration to undercut sensible safeguards across virtually all aspects of federal regulation. Moreover, the President and his team have taken aim at the the process by which such safeguards are developed, aiming to take a system already slanted in favor of industry profit at the expense of health, safety and the environment, and make it even less protective. For example, where critics of the use of cost-benefit analysis see a system that understates the value of safeguards and overstates the cost of implementing them -- making it difficult to adopt needed protections -- the Trump administration seeks simply to ignore benefits of safeguards, pretending they do not exist. The result is a regulatory system that fails to enforce landmark laws like the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act and more.

CPR exposes and opposes efforts by opponents of sensible safeguards to undermine the regulatory system, fighting back against knee-jerk opposition to environmental, health, and safety protections. Below, see what CPR Members Scholars and staff have had to say in reports, testimony, op-eds and more. Use the search box to narrow the list.

Joint Letter on Extending Comment Periods During Coronavirus Emergency

CPR joined with 163 public interest organizations in signing a letter to OMB calling on it to direct executive branch agencies to hold open all active comment periods for pending rulemakings for as long as the Declaration of a National Emergency concerning the coronavirus remains in effect. March 19, 2020.

Type: Letters to Agencies (March 19, 2020)
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CPR Letter to OMB Re Comment Extension During Coronavirus

In March 2020, with the full implications of the novel coronavirus just coming into view, CPR Member Scholars and staff wrote to the Office of Management and Budget calling on OMB to direct all executive branch agencies to hold open all active comment periods for their pending rulemakings as long as the COVID-19 declaration of national emergency remains in effect.

Type: Letters to Agencies (March 18, 2020)
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Author(s): William Andreen, Rebecca Bratspies, Alejandro Camacho, Gilonne d'Origny, Michael C. Duff, Heather Elliott, David Flores, Alyson Flournoy, Bill Funk, Robert Glicksman, Carmen Gonzalez, James Goodwin, Michele Janin, Sarah Krakoff, Thomas McGarity, Darya Minovi, Joel Mintz, Dave Owen, Laurie Ristino, Matt Shudtz, Karen Sokol, Rena Steinzor, Steph Tai, Katie Tracy, Sandra Zellmer
From border security to climate change, national emergency declarations raise hard questions about presidential power

"Presidential emergency powers could provide useful tools for addressing climate change, but taking this route sets an important precedent," Dan Farber writes for The Conversation. "If presidents increasingly make free use of emergency powers to achieve policy goals, this approach could become the new normal – with a serious potential for abuse of power and ill-considered decisions."

Type: Op-Eds (March 10, 2020)
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Author(s): Daniel Farber
EPA Enforcement in Distress — and More Trouble Is Brewing

Writing in The Revelator, CPR's Joel Mintz describes yet another White House effort to weaken environmental safeguards, this time by "quietly and ominously ask[ing] polluters to help identify new opportunities for deregulation."

Type: Op-Eds (Feb. 24, 2020)
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Trump Is Trying to Cripple the Environment and Democracy

Writing in The Hill, Robert Glicksman and Alejandro Camacho dissect the Trump administration's latest effort to enfeeble environmental protections, this time by devising new regulations intended to undercut the National Environment Policy Act.

Type: Op-Eds (Jan. 18, 2020)
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Author(s): Robert Glicksman, Alejandro Camacho
Did a Federal Ethics Loophole Worsen the Vaping Crisis

The lax federal ethics policies on the revolving door between government and industry may have contributed to the vaping crisis, Matt Shudtz and Jeff Hauser write in an op-ed in The Regulatory Review.

Type: Op-Eds (Dec. 23, 2019)
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Webinar: Achieving Social Justice Through Better Regulation

Following up on CPR's June 2019 Regulation as Social Justice Conference, and the subsequent report on it, on December 11, 2019, Anne Rolfes of the Louisiana Bucket Brigade and CPR's Amy Sinden and James Goodwin discussed the future of regulation, and how it can do a better job of serving the interests of the political dispossessed.

Type: Webinars (Dec. 11, 2019)
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Author(s): Amy Sinden, James Goodwin
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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The Port Neches disaster shows the risk of Trump rolling back environmental regulations

The Port Neches disaster shows the risk of Trump rolling back environmental regulations, by Thomas McGarity, December 5, 2019, The Dallas Morning News

Type: Op-Eds (Dec. 5, 2019)
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The Trump Administration's Insult to West, Texas

The Trump Administration's Insult to West, Texas, by Thomas McGarity, December 1, 2019, The Austin American-Statesman

Type: Op-Eds (Dec. 1, 2019)
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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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How to Improve Allocations of Regulatory Authority

How to Improve Allocations of Regulatory Authority, by Alejandro Camacho and Robert Glicksman, October 22, 2019, The Regulatory Review

Type: Op-Eds (Oct. 22, 2019)
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Author(s): Robert Glicksman, Alejandro Camacho
A Better Approach to Factoring Federalism Considerations into Regulatory Strategies

A Better Approach to Factoring Federalism Considerations into Regulatory Strategies, by Alejandro E. Camacho and Robert L. Glicksman, Notice & Comment, October 14, 2019

Type: Op-Eds (Oct. 14, 2019)
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Author(s): Robert Glicksman, Alejandro Camacho
Joint Letter to the President re Federal Advisory Committees

CPR joins 70+ organizations calling on the President to rescind an executive order arbitrarily reducing the number of federal advisory committees, October 4, 2019.

Type: Letters to Agencies (Oct. 4, 2019)
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Trump’s Decision to Hamstring California’s Climate Authority Is Illogical and Uninformed

Trump’s Decision to Hamstring California’s Climate Authority Is Illogical and Uninformed, by Alejandro Camacho and Robert Glicksman, October 4, 2019, The Revelator

Type: Op-Eds (Oct. 4, 2019)
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Author(s): Alejandro Camacho, Robert Glicksman
New Report Crowdsourced from Advocates Lays Out Progressive Vision for Just and Equitable Regulatory System

News Release: New Report Crowdsourced from Advocates Lays Out Progressive Vision for Just and Equitable Regulatory System

Type: News Releases (Sept. 25, 2019)
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Regulation as Social Justice: A Crowdsourced Blueprint for Building a Progressive Regulatory System

On June 5, 2019, the Center for Progressive Reform hosted a first-of-its-kind, one-day convening that brought together a diverse group of more than 60 progressive activists and academics. Our purpose was to begin the process of developing a progressive vision of the U.S. regulatory system – one that is not only robust and responsive enough to meet the immediate challenge of protecting people and the environment against unacceptable risks, but that also is institutionally designed to promote the broader social goals of justice and equity. CPR's James Goodwin synthesized the ideas into a report.

Type: Reports (Sept. 25, 2019)
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Regulation as Social Justice Library of Resources

In September 2019, CPR released Regulation as Social Justice: A Crowdsourced Blueprint for Building a Progressive Regulatory System, a report that synthesizes recommendations from more than 60 progressive advocates into a comprehensive, action-oriented agenda for rebuilding the regulatory system. To increase the usefulness of the report, CPR has created this web-based library of materials developed by CPR Member Scholars and staff along with our progressive allies that provides more details on the reforms included the report. We will continuously update this library as additional materials become available.

Type: Reports (Sept. 25, 2019)
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September 25, 2019, New Report Crowd-Sourced from Advocates Lays Out Progressive Vision for Just and Equitable Regulatory System

A new report from CPR compiles crowd-sourced ideas for making the regulatory system more just and equitable.

Type: News Releases (Sept. 25, 2019)
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Trump's Deregulatory Zeal

Trump's Deregulatory Zeal, op-ed by Amy Sinden in The Revelator

Type: Op-Eds (Sept. 10, 2019)
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Author(s): Amy Sinden
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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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
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)
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Author(s): Noah Sachs
Trump's Role Model
Trump's Role Model
Type: Op-Eds (July 30, 2019)
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Author(s): David Driesen
Cost-Benefit-Boomerang-AmProspect
Cost-Benefit-Boomerang-AmProspect
Type: Op-Eds (July 26, 2019)
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Author(s): Amy Sinden
Congress should not manage opioid drug labels

CPR's Tom McGarity urges Congress to exercise care in legislating labeling for opioids.

Type: Op-Eds (July 23, 2019)
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Author(s): Thomas McGarity
Cost-Benefit Analysis in the new administration
Cost-Benefit Analysis According to the Trump Administration, by Rena Steinzor
Type: Op-Eds (July 23, 2019)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor
Justices have an eye on control of federal agencies
Justices have an eye on control of federal agencies, op-ed by Joseph P. Tomain
Type: Op-Eds (July 23, 2019)
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Author(s): Joseph Tomain
The Coming Decline of Anti-Regulatory Conservatism

The Coming Decline of Anti-Regulatory Conservatism

Type: Op-Eds (July 22, 2019)
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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
EPA's backward accounting protects polluters, not the people

EPA's backward accounting protects polluters, not the people, op-ed by Amy Sinden and James Goodwin

Type: Op-Eds (July 1, 2019)
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Author(s): Amy Sinden, James Goodwin
June 2019 Update on Trump EPA’s ‘Benefits-Busting’ Rule

CPR's James Goodwin examines the implications of EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler's May 13, 2019, memo to the agency’s Assistant Administrators. In the memo, Wheeler announced the agency was partially backtracking on its pending rulemaking to overhaul how it would perform cost-benefit analyses for its future rules.

Type: Reports (June 4, 2019)
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Author(s): James Goodwin
What President Trump's Infrastructure Agenda Gets Wrong
What President Trump's Infrastructure Agenda Gets Wrong, op-ed by Alejandro Camacho
Type: Op-Eds (May 6, 2019)
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Author(s): Alejandro Camacho
What the Census Case Will Say About the Supreme Court
What the Census Case Will Say About the Supreme Court, op-ed by William Buzbee
Type: Op-Eds (April 23, 2019)
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Author(s): William Buzbee
Comments on EPA's MATS Reconsideration Proposal

Joint comments from CPR's Dan Farber, Catherine O'Neill, Rena Steinzor, and James Goodwin on the EPA's effort to undercut the Mercury and Air Toxics Standard (MATS rule), by eliminating consideration of "co-benefits," and with it, to lay groundwork for eliminating consideration of co-benefits from cost-benefit analyses for future environmental regulation, April 17, 2019.

Type: Letters to Agencies (April 17, 2019)
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Author(s): Daniel Farber, Catherine O'Neill, Rena Steinzor, James Goodwin
A defeat on offshore drilling extends the Trump administration's losing streak in court
A defeat on offshore drilling extends the Trump administration's losing streak in court, op-ed by Alejandro Camacho and Robert Glicksman
Type: Op-Eds (April 9, 2019)
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Author(s): Robert Glicksman, Alejandro Camacho
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
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
It's Official: Trump's policies deter EPA staff from enforcing the law

It's Official: Trump's policies deter EPA staff from enforcing the law, op-ed by Joel Mintz

Type: Op-Eds (Feb. 16, 2019)
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Author(s): Joel Mintz
Last government shutdown offers lessons on avoiding another

Last government shutdown offers lessons on avoiding another, op-ed by Joel Mintz

Type: Op-Eds (Feb. 6, 2019)
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Author(s): Joel Mintz
The Shutdown and the Safety Gap
The Shutdown and the Safety Gap, op-ed by Thomas McGarity
Type: Op-Eds (Feb. 5, 2019)
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Author(s): Thomas McGarity
Joint Letter to Senate Majority Leader McConnell calling for an end to the government shutdown, January 23, 2019.

Joint Letter to Senate Majority Leader McConnell calling for an end to the government shutdown, January 23, 2019.

Type: Legislative Testimony (Jan. 23, 2019)
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How Trump Officials Abuse Cost-Benefit Analysis to Attack Regulations
How Trump Officials Abuse Cost-Benefit Analysis to Attack Regulations, op-ed by Dan Farber
Type: Op-Eds (Jan. 9, 2019)
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Author(s): Daniel Farber
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)
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Joint Letter to Members of Congress from the Clean Budget Coalition urging passage of remaining FY19 appropriations bills without "poison pill" ideological policy riders

Joint Letter to Members of Congress from the Clean Budget Coalition urging passage of remaining FY19 appropriations bills without "poison pill" ideological policy riders, November 13, 2018.

Type: Legislative Testimony (Nov. 13, 2018)
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Justices express skepticism over using legislative motive in preemption analysis

Writing in SCOTUSblog, Emily Hammond reviews oral arguments in Virginia Uranium Mining v Warren.

Type: Op-Eds (Nov. 6, 2018)
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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)
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Author(s): David Flores
Whose science? A new era in regulatory 'science wars'

Wendy Wagner, Elizabeth Fisher, and Pasky Pascual, writing in Science, look at the renewed fight over clean science

Type: Op-Eds (Nov. 1, 2018)
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Author(s): Wendy Wagner
Can a hovercraft navigate the shoals of Yukon-Charley?

CPR's Sandi Zellmer previews a case over regulation of navigable waters and public lands.

Type: Op-Eds (Oct. 29, 2018)
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Author(s): Sandra Zellmer
Justices may consider role of legislative motive in preemption analysis

In SCOTUSblog, Emily Hammond previews a preemption case before the Supreme Court.

Type: Op-Eds (Oct. 29, 2018)
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Joint Letter from CPR Member Scholars and staff to Sen. Elizabeth Warren in support of the Anti-Corruption and Public Integrity Act, September 6, 2018.

Joint Letter from CPR Member Scholars and staff to Sen. Elizabeth Warren in support of the Anti-Corruption and Public Integrity Act, September 6, 2018.

Type: Legislative Testimony (Sept. 6, 2018)
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Author(s): Alejandro Camacho
Brett Kavanaugh's opportunistic corner-cutting

Rena Steinzor examines Brett Kavanaugh's selective citations.

Type: Op-Eds (Aug. 29, 2018)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor
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)
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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
Joint Letter to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler re Regulatory Science Proposal

Joint Letter to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler re Regulatory Science Proposal. CPR joins in comments from 77 organizations calling on Wheeler to withdraw a proposal from his predecessor, Scott Pruitt, that would distort the science used in the agency's rulemaking, August 15, 2018.

Type: Letters to Agencies (Aug. 15, 2018)
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Joint Letter to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler re Cost-Benefit Analysis Proposal

Joint Letter to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler re Cost-Benefit Analysis Proposal from CPR Member Scholars. Nineteen CPR Member Scholars joined in comments calling on Wheeler to withdraw an Advance Notice of Public Rulemaking on cost-benefit analysis. August 13, 2018.

Type: Letters to Agencies (Aug. 13, 2018)
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Author(s): Alejandro Camacho, Kirsten Engel, Victor Flatt, Alexandra Klass, Thomas McGarity, Rebecca Bratspies, Heather Elliott, Daniel Farber, Robert Glicksman, Martha McCluskey, Joel Mintz, Richard Murphy, Amy Sinden, Rena Steinzor, Robert Verchick, Sidney Shapiro, Karen Sokol, Joseph Tomain
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
Joint Letters from CPR re Administrative Law Judges

Joint Letters from CPR Member Scholars and staff to House Rules Committee Ranking Member and to House Education and Workforce Committee Ranking Member re Trump Executive Order on Administrative Law Judges, July 16, 2018.

Type: Legislative Testimony (July 16, 2018)
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Author(s): Victor Flatt, Robert Glicksman, Thomas McGarity, Matt Shudtz, Katie Tracy
Pruitt Praised Scalia, But His Actions Sing a Different Tune

Pruitt Praised Scalia, But His Actions Sing a Different Tune, op-ed by William Buzbee

Type: Op-Eds (July 6, 2018)
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Not content with his war on science, Scott Pruitt is now waging a war on economics

Not content with his war on science, Scott Pruitt is now waging a war on economics, op-ed by Rob Verchick

Type: Op-Eds (June 28, 2018)
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Webinar: EPA's Benefits-Busting Proposal

CPR's June 27, 2018 webinar on EPA's benefits-busting proposal to slant EPA's cost-benefit analysis methods even further in favor of pollution, featuring CPR's Amy Sinden and James Goodwin.

Type: Webinars (June 27, 2018)
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Author(s): Amy Sinden, James Goodwin
Laurie Ristino's testimony to House Committee on Small Business on regulation and agriculture.

Laurie Ristino's June 21, 2018, testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Small Business on regulation and agriculture, June 21, 2018.

Type: Legislative Testimony (June 21, 2018)
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Author(s): Laurie Ristino
Eye on OIRA

The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the White House may be the most important group of bureaucrats you've never heard of. But CPR's Member Scholars and staff are keeping tabs on the office of the so-called "regulatory czar," tracking what goes in and out. Check out our "Eye on OIRA" project.

Type: Reports (June 3, 2018)
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Look to Supreme Court for answers on whether Trump can fire Mueller

Look to Supreme Court for answers on whether Trump can fire Mueller, op-ed by Richard Pierce

Type: Op-Eds (May 18, 2018)
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Author(s): Richard Pierce, Jr.
EPA 'transparency' rule confuses science and regulatory science

EPA 'transparency' rule confuses science and regulatory science, op-ed by Sidney Shapiro

Type: Op-Eds (May 16, 2018)
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May 2, 2018, Congressional Review Act Rollbacks Are Endangering Our Health and Safety

May 2, 2018, Congressional Review Act Rollbacks Are Endangering Our Health and Safety

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The Congressional Review Act: The Case for Repeal

The Congressional Review Act: The Case for Repeal, CPR Report 1801, by Thomas O. McGarity, Rena Steinzor, James Goodwin, and Katherine Tracy, May 2018.

Type: Reports (May 2, 2018)
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Author(s): Thomas McGarity, Rena Steinzor, James Goodwin, Katie Tracy
Emily Hammond's April 12, 2018 testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law

Emily Hammond's April 12, 2018 testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law on two House bills that would rig judicial review of environmental permits to favor industry at the expense of the public interest.

Type: Legislative Testimony (April 12, 2018)
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CRA by the Numbers

In the 115th Congress, the GOP majority’s push to dismantle safeguards for health, safety and the environment, no tool has been more useful than the once-obscure Congressional Review Act (CRA). The law allows for the repeal of duly enacted regulatory safeguards using procedures that bypass meaningful deliberation and scrutiny – skipping committee consideration and sidestepping the Senate’s 60-vote cloture requirement.

Type: Reports (April 5, 2018)
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Author(s): James Goodwin
Trump is losing his war on regulations

Trump is losing his war on regulations, op-ed by Lisa Heinzerling

Type: Op-Eds (April 4, 2018)
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Lisa Heinzerling's testimony to House Committee on Small Business on the impact of the President's ongoing rollback of regulatory safeguards.

Lisa Heinzerling's March 7, 2018, testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Small Business on the impact of the President's ongoing rollback of regulatory safeguards.

Type: Legislative Testimony (March 7, 2018)
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Author(s): Lisa Heinzerling
Justice Department's Enforcement Policies Make Change for the Worse

Justice Department's Enforcement Policies Make Change for the Worse, op-ed by Rena Steinzor

Type: Op-Eds (Feb. 22, 2018)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor
The Congressional Review Act: A Damage Assessment

The Congressional Review Act: A Damage Assessment, op-ed by Thomas McGarity

Type: Op-Eds (Feb. 8, 2018)
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Author(s): Thomas McGarity
New tax law is welfare for the wealthy

New tax law is welfare for the wealthy, op-ed by Joel Mintz

Type: Op-Eds (Dec. 23, 2017)
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Author(s): Joel Mintz
Trump-era criminal justice 'reform' won't help stop mass incarceration

Trump-era criminal justice 'reform' won't help stop mass incarceration, op-ed by Rena Steinzor

Type: Op-Eds (Dec. 20, 2017)
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December 14, 2017: Trump Speeches Continue Dangerous Assault on Our Safeguards

December 14, 2017, Trump Speech on Deregulation, Fall Unified Agenda Continue Dangerous Assault on Our Safeguards

Type: News Releases (Dec. 14, 2017)
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Author(s): James Goodwin
James Goodwin's testimony to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on the Trump administration's assault on our safeguards.

James Goodwin's October 24, 2017, testimony to the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on the Trump administration's assault on our safeguards.

Type: Legislative Testimony (Oct. 24, 2017)
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Author(s): James Goodwin
Fuzzy Math to Assault Environmental Rules

Fuzzy Math to Assault Environmental Rules, op-ed by James Goodwin

Type: Op-Eds (Oct. 2, 2017)
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Author(s): James Goodwin
Rena Steinzor's testimony to the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform on the Congressional Review Act.

Rena Steinzor's September 28, 2017, testimony to the U.S. House Judiciary Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform on the Congressional Review Act.

Type: Legislative Testimony (Sept. 26, 2017)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor
Congress Must Stand Up for Independent Law Enforcement

Congress Must Stand Up for Independent Law Enforcement, op-ed by David Driesen

Type: Op-Eds (Aug. 3, 2017)
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Author(s): David Driesen
Letter to House Judiciary Committee Chair Goodlatte, Ranking Member Conyers re HR 2887.

Joint CPR Member Scholar letter to House Judiciary Committee Chair Goodlatte and Ranking Member Conyers re the “No Regulation Without Representation Act of 2017,” which "unconstitutionally ejects states from their role in the federal system."

Type: Legislative Testimony (July 24, 2017)
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Author(s): William Buzbee, Christine Klein, Thomas McGarity, Sidney Shapiro, A. Dan Tarlock, Joseph Tomain
The Trump Administration's Rulemaking Delays (chart)

The July 3, 2017, decision by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals in Clean Air Council v. Pruitt renewed interest in the many rules that the Trump administration has delayed. In response, CPR Member Scholar Rena Steinzor and University of Maryland law student Elise Desiderio prepared a chart listing and describing every rule for which a Federal Register notice was published announcing a delay in either the effective date or the compliance date or both. The delays listed involve postponements beyond July 14, 2017. The list covers the period from January 20, 2017 to July 14, 2017.

Type: Reports (July 17, 2017)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Elise Desiderio
Tangling Life-Saving Regulations in Red Tape

Tangling Life-Saving Regulations in Red Tape, op-ed by Dan Farber

Type: Op-Eds (July 5, 2017)
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Author(s): Daniel Farber
Regulatory Reform That Is Anything But

Regulatory Reform That Is Anything But, op-ed by William Buzbee

Type: Op-Eds (June 15, 2017)
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Author(s): William Buzbee
The Twin Demons of the Trump-Bannon Assault on Democracy

The Twin Demons of the Trump-Bannon Assault on Democracy, CPR Paper 1704, by CPR Member Scholar Joseph Tomain, June 2017.

Type: Reports (June 1, 2017)
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Congressional Review Act Targets

In the first few months of the Trump administration, Congress invoked a rarely used, little-known law called the Congressional Review Act to repeal a host of health, safety, and environmental regulations adopted during the Obama administration after years of consideration and public input. CPR tracked the congressional assault on our safeguards. See our chart from May 2017 detailing the damage.

Type: Reports (May 25, 2017)
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Author(s): Katie Tracy, James Goodwin
Portman's regulatory reform bill will increase costs, bureaucracy

Portman's regulatory reform bill will increase costs, bureaucracy, op-ed by Joseph P. Tomain

Type: Op-Eds (May 22, 2017)
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Author(s): Joseph Tomain
Joint comments to EPA on implementation of Trump Executive Orders 13771 and 13777.

Joint comments to EPA on implementation of Trump Executive Orders 13771 and 13777. Letter to EPA Associate Administrator Samantha Dravis from 25 CPR Member Scholars and Staff, May 15, 2017.

Type: Letters to Agencies (May 15, 2017)
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Joint letter from CPR Member Scholars to Senate Homeland Security Committee leaders re the Regulatory Accountability Act, S. 951.

Joint letter from 27 CPR Member Scholars, May 15, 2017, letter to Sens. Ron Johnson (Chair of the Senate Homeland Security Committee) and Claire McCaskill (Ranking Member) re the Regulatory Accountability Act, S. 951.

Type: Legislative Testimony (May 15, 2017)
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Regulatory Targets: Congressional GOP Takes Aim at Safeguards

In the first four months of his presidency, Donald Trump and his congressional allies used the Congressional Review Act to repeal 14 Obama era health, safety, labor, financial, education, energy, environmental rules. The law allows Congress to block "major" rules within 60 legislative days of adoption, with a joint resolution (not subject to the Senate's normal 60-vote requirement) and president's signature. CPR tracked the damage.

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Author(s): Katie Tracy, James Goodwin
100 Days, Trump and Precaution

100 Days, Trump and Precaution, op-ed by David Driesen and William Banks

Type: Op-Eds (May 1, 2017)
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Author(s): David Driesen
Trump's New 'Regulatory Czar': Poised to Lead the Assault on Our Safeguards

Trump's New 'Regulatory Czar': Poised to Lead the Assault on Our Safeguards, CPR Paper 1701. The report by CPR Member Scholars Thomas McGarity, Amy Sinden, Rena Steinzor, and Robert Verchick, and CPR Senior Policy Analyst James Goodwin, examines Neomi Rao’s background and concludes the her modest record of “scholarship and other public statements reflect a deep distrust of federal agencies and their role as policymaking institutions within our constitutional system of government.”

Type: Reports (April 20, 2017)
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Author(s): Amy Sinden, Rena Steinzor, Robert Verchick, Thomas McGarity, James Goodwin
Trump Can Order, But Federal Judges Will Decide on Climate Rules

Trump Can Order, But Federal Judges Will Decide on Climate Rules, op-ed by Victor Flatt

Type: Op-Eds (April 1, 2017)
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Author(s): Victor Flatt
Trump Cuts and the EPA: Making America Less Healthy Again

Trump Cuts and the EPA: Making America Less Healthy Again, op-ed by Joel Mintz

Type: Op-Eds (March 22, 2017)
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Author(s): Joel Mintz
Texas Perspectives: EPA Just Adopted a See-No-Evil Policy

Texas Perspectives: EPA Just Adopted a See-No-Evil Policy, op-ed by Thomas McGarity

Type: Op-Eds (March 14, 2017)
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Author(s): Thomas McGarity
EPA Just Adopted a See-No-Evil Policy

EPA Just Adopted a See-No-Evil Policy, op-ed by Thomas McGarity

Type: Op-Eds (March 13, 2017)
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Joint letter from CPR Member Scholars on ‘Ghost Rules’ in the regulatory pipeline at the beginning of the Trump administration

Joint letter from CPR Member Scholars to eight department heads on ‘Ghost Rules’ in the regulatory pipeline at the beginning of the Trump administration

Type: Letters to Agencies (March 12, 2017)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Thomas McGarity, Sidney Shapiro
EPA Just Adopted a See-No-Evil Policy

EPA Just Adopted a See-No-Evil Policy, op-ed by Thomas McGarity

Type: Op-Eds (March 9, 2017)
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Author(s): Thomas McGarity
Ruling by Decree

Ruling by Decree, op-ed by David Driesen

Type: Op-Eds (March 3, 2017)
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Author(s): David Driesen
Trump's Two-for-One Regulation Order Will Lead to Court Battles

Trump's Two-for-One Regulation Order Will Lead to Court Battles, op-ed by Richard Pierce

Type: Op-Eds (Feb. 23, 2017)
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Author(s): Richard Pierce, Jr.
Gorsuch Must Show Commitment to a Democratic America

Gorsuch Must Show Commitment to a Democratic America, op-ed by Joseph Tomain

Type: Op-Eds (Feb. 22, 2017)
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Author(s): Joseph Tomain
Neil Gorsuch Might Stand Up Against Abuse of Power

Neil Gorsuch Might Stand Up Against Abuse of Power, op-ed by Dan Farber

Type: Op-Eds (Feb. 22, 2017)
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Author(s): Daniel Farber
An Inauspicious Environmental Start for Trump

An Inauspicious Environmental Start for Trump, op-ed by Joel Mintz

Type: Op-Eds (Feb. 16, 2017)
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Author(s): Joel Mintz
The President's Judicial Ignorance and Obstruction Is Dangerous

The President's Judicial Ignorance and Obstruction Is Dangerous, op-ed by Robert Adler

Type: Op-Eds (Feb. 13, 2017)
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Author(s): Robert Adler
Courts Should Kill Trump's Pricey '2-for-1' Deregulation Order

Courts Should Kill Trump's Pricey '2-for-1' Deregulation Order, op-ed by Dan Farber

Type: Op-Eds (Feb. 10, 2017)
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Author(s): Daniel Farber
Joint Letter to OIRA re Guidance to Agencies on Implementation of 2-for-1 Deregulatory Executive Order

Joint Letter to OIRA from 31 CPR Member Scholars and Staff re Guidance to Agencies on Implementation of 2-for-1 Deregulatory Executive Order

Type: Letters to Agencies (Feb. 10, 2017)
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Federal Proposal Would Jeopardize Public Safety

Federal Proposal Would Jeopardize Public Safety, op-ed by Thomas McGarity

Type: Op-Eds (Feb. 2, 2017)
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Author(s): Thomas McGarity
Lisa Heinzerling's testimony before the Senate Commerce Committee on the importance of regulatory safeguards.

Lisa Heinzerling's February 1, 2017, testimony before the Senate Commerce Committee on the importance of regulatory safeguards.

Type: Legislative Testimony (Feb. 1, 2017)
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Author(s): Lisa Heinzerling
Quietly Passed Act Favors Profits Over Health and Safety

Quietly Passed Act Favors Profits Over Health and Safety, op-ed by Thomas McGarity

Type: Op-Eds (Jan. 21, 2017)
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Author(s): Thomas McGarity
House's September Agenda a Red Flag for November

House's September Agenda a Red Flag for November, op-ed by James Goodwin

Type: Op-Eds (Sept. 26, 2016)
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Author(s): James Goodwin
Obama's Use of Executive Orders to Bypass Gridlock

Obama's Use of Executive Orders to Bypass Gridlock, op-ed by Rena Steinzor and Sidney Shapiro

Type: Op-Eds (Aug. 26, 2016)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Sidney Shapiro
The politicization of science a damaging trend in North Carolina

The politicization of science a damaging trend in North Carolina, op-ed by Sidney Shapiro

Type: Op-Eds (Aug. 18, 2016)
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Author(s): Sidney Shapiro
Memo to the Next President: A Progressive Vision of Government and Protective Safeguards
Type: Reports (Aug. 3, 2016)
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Author(s): Alejandro Camacho, Robert Glicksman, David Driesen, Thomas McGarity, Sidney Shapiro, Joseph Tomain, Robert Verchick, James Goodwin
Memo to the Next President: Let's Make Government Work for All of Us
Memo to the Next President: Let's Make Government Work for All of Us
Type: Editorial Memos (July 18, 2016)
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Richard Pierce's testimony before the House Budget Committee re 'regulatory budget' proposals.

Richard Pierce's July 7, 2016, testimony before the House Budget Committee re 'regulatory budget' proposals.

Type: Legislative Testimony (July 12, 2016)
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Author(s): Richard Pierce, Jr.
David Driesen's testimony before the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law re OIRA's role and cost-benefit analysis.

David Driesen's July 6, 2016, testimony before the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law re OIRA's role and cost-benefit analysis.

Type: Legislative Testimony (July 6, 2016)
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Author(s): David Driesen
Joint letter from several CPR Member Scholars to the House Judiciary Committee re judicial review and the Administrative Procedures Act.

Several CPR Member Scholars' June 8, 2016 letter to the House Judiciary Committee Chair and Ranking Member re judicial review and the Administrative Procedures Act.

Type: Legislative Testimony (June 8, 2016)
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Author(s): Daniel Farber, Victor Flatt, Robert Glicksman, Gillian Metzger, Richard Murphy, Sidney Shapiro, Robert Verchick
Utah Judiciary's Lack of Diversity Will Not Correct Itself

Utah Judiciary's Lack of Diversity Will Not Correct Itself, op-ed by Robert Adler

Type: Op-Eds (May 2, 2016)
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Author(s): Robert Adler
Emily Hammond's testimony before the House Judiciary Committee 'Executive Overreach' Task Force on executive authority

Emily Hammond's April 19, 2016 testimony before the House Judiciary Committee 'Executive Overreach' Task Force on executive authority.

Type: Legislative Testimony (April 19, 2016)
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Vacancy Creates Uncertainty on Supreme Court

Vacancy Creates Uncertainty on Supreme Court, op-ed by Joseph P. Tomain

Type: Op-Eds (March 16, 2016)
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Author(s): Joseph Tomain
Joint letter from CPR Member Scholars to House Speaker Ryan and Minority Leader Pelosi, re the Sunshine for Regulations Act of 2016

Robert Verchick, Thomas McGarity, Sidney Shapiro, and Richard Murphy January 5, 2016 letter to Speaker Ryan and Minority Leader Pelosi, re the Sunshine for Regulations Act of 2016.

Type: Legislative Testimony (Jan. 5, 2016)
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Author(s): Robert Verchick, Thomas McGarity, Sidney Shapiro, Richard Murphy
Robert R.M. Verchick, Thomas McGarity and Sidney Shapiro's December 18, 2015 letter to House leadership re the SCRUB Act of 2015.

Robert R.M. Verchick, Thomas McGarity and Sidney Shapiro's December 18, 2015 letter to House leadership re the SCRUB Act of 2015.

Type: Legislative Testimony (Dec. 18, 2015)
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Author(s): Robert Verchick, Thomas McGarity, Sidney Shapiro
Robert R.M. Verchick's December 9, 2015 testimony before the Senate Budget Committee on 'regulatory budgeting' proposals

Robert R.M. Verchick's December 9, 2015 testimony before the Senate Budget Committee on 'regulatory budgeting' proposals

Type: Legislative Testimony (Dec. 9, 2015)
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Author(s): Robert Verchick
Federal White Collar Crime: Six Case Studies Drawn from Ongoing Prosecutions to Protect Public Health, Worker and Consumer Safety, and the Environment

Federal White Collar Crime: Six Case Studies Drawn from Ongoing Prosecutions to Protect Public Health, Worker and Consumer Safety, and the Environment, CPR Issue Alert 1507, by Rena Steinzor, November 2015.

Type: Reports (Nov. 18, 2015)
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William Buzbee's November 3, 2015 testimony before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law on regulatory reform.

William Buzbee's November 3, 2015 testimony before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law on regulatory reform.

Type: Legislative Testimony (Nov. 3, 2015)
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Author(s): William Buzbee
Sidney Shapiro's letter to Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committees, on judicial review of independent agency analysis.

Sidney Shapiro's October 13, 2015 letter to Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committees, on judicial review of independent agency analysis.

Type: Legislative Testimony (Oct. 13, 2015)
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Author(s): Sidney Shapiro
Delving into GM's Crimes

Delving into GM's Crimes, op-ed by Rena Steinzor and Rob Weissman

Type: Op-Eds (Oct. 6, 2015)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor
VW and GM scandals show why regulation matters

VW and GM scandals show why regulation matters, op-ed by Rena Steinzor and Rob Verchcik

Type: Op-Eds (Sept. 30, 2015)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Robert Verchick
Sidney Shapiro's testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs on various regulatory reform bills

Sidney Shapiro's September 16, 2015 testimony, before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs on various regulatory reform bills.

Type: Legislative Testimony (Sept. 16, 2015)
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Author(s): Sidney Shapiro
Criminal Prosecutions Get Serious as the Regulatory System Sinks to Its Knees

Criminal Prosecutions Get Serious as the Regulatory System Sinks to Its Knees, op-ed by Rena Steinzor

Type: Op-Eds (Aug. 28, 2015)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor
Letter to U.S. Senators re the Independent Agency Regulatory Analysis Act of 2015

Robert Verchick, Thomas McGarity, Sidney Shapiro, July 27, 2015, letter to U.S. Senators re the Independent Agency Regulatory Analysis Act of 2015.

Type: Legislative Testimony (July 27, 2015)
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Author(s): Robert Verchick, Thomas McGarity, Sidney Shapiro
Noah M. Sachs' testimony before House Judiciary Committee on OIRA

Noah M. Sachs' July 15, 2015, testimony before the House Judiciary Committee on the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.

Type: Legislative Testimony (July 15, 2015)
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Author(s): Noah Sachs
Verchick and Goodwin letter to House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law re OIRA

Letter from Robert Verchick and James Goodwin to the House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law re the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs

Type: Legislative Testimony (July 15, 2015)
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Author(s): Robert Verchick, James Goodwin
Verchick And Goodwin Letter to Senate Homeland Security Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management re OIRA

Letter from Robert Verchick and James Goodwin to Senate Homeland Security Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management re the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs

Type: Legislative Testimony (July 15, 2015)
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Author(s): Robert Verchick, James Goodwin
Is this the most anti-environmental bill of 2015?

Is this the most anti-environmental bill of 2015?

Type: Op-Eds (July 10, 2015)
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Author(s): Thomas McGarity, Richard Murphy
Earmarking Away the Public Interest CPR Issue Alert
Earmarking Away the Public Interest CPR Issue Alert
Type: News Releases (July 9, 2015)
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Earmarking Away the Public Interest

In Earmarking Away the Public Interest: How Congressional Republicans Use Antiregulatory Appropriations Riders to Benefit Powerful Polluting Industries, CPR's Thomas McGarity, Richard Murphy and James Goodwin explore the ways Republicans in Congress have worked to undercut regulatory safeguards for health, safety and the environment with budget riders.

Type: Reports (July 8, 2015)
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Author(s): Richard Murphy, Thomas McGarity, James Goodwin
Joint Letter on REINS Act

Joint Letter on REINS Act from diverse group of scholars

Type: Legislative Testimony (April 14, 2015)
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Goodwin Testimony to House Small Business Committee

James Goodwin Testimony to House Small Business Committee re silica rule and Small Business Administration's Office of Advocacy

Type: Legislative Testimony (March 18, 2015)
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Author(s): James Goodwin
The Small Business Charade The Chemical Industry's Stealth Campaign Against Public Health, CPR Issue Alert 1501
Type: Reports (Feb. 2, 2015)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Matt Shudtz, James Goodwin
Barack Obama's Path to Progress in 2015-16: Thirteen Essential Regulatory Actions, CPR Issue Alert 1406
Type: Reports (Nov. 21, 2014)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, James Goodwin, Matt Shudtz, Anne Havemann
Edit Memo: Barack Obama's Path to Progress in 2015-16: Thirteen Essential Regulatory Actions
Edit Memo: Barack Obama's Path to Progress in 2015-16: Thirteen Essential Regulatory Actions, by Rena Steinzor
Type: Editorial Memos (Nov. 12, 2014)
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Name a tough prosecutor to succeed Holder

Name a tough prosecutor to succeed Holder, op-ed by Rena Steinzor

Type: Op-Eds (Oct. 14, 2014)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor
Joint Scholar Letter on Congressional Review Act Resolution on New Source Performance Standard for GHGs
Joint Scholar Letter on Congressional Review Act Resolution on New Source Performance Standard for GHGs
Type: Legislative Testimony (April 2, 2014)
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Letter to House Committee on Science, Space and Technology re the Secret Science Reform Act

Letter from several CPR Member Scholars to House Committee on Science, Space and Technology re the Secret Science Reform Act, February 11, 2014.

Type: Legislative Testimony (Feb. 11, 2014)
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Author(s): Noah Sachs, Holly Doremus, Sidney Shapiro, Rena Steinzor, Thomas McGarity, Wendy Wagner
The Role of Health and Safety Evidence in Regulation and the Civil Justice System: Preserving Protection of the Public
Type: Reports (Feb. 6, 2014)
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Author(s): Thomas McGarity, Noah Sachs, Wendy Wagner, Sidney Shapiro, James Goodwin
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
Comments to the FDA on food safety rules for raw produc

Comments to the FDA on food safety rules for raw produce on several CPR Member Scholars and staff

Type: Letters to Agencies (Nov. 15, 2013)
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Author(s): Lisa Heinzerling, Thomas McGarity, Sidney Shapiro, Rena Steinzor, Michael Patoka
Comments to the FDA on preventive controls for human food production

Comments from several CPR Members Scholars and staff to the FDA on preventive controls for human food production, November 15, 2013

Type: Letters to Agencies (Nov. 15, 2013)
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Author(s): Lisa Heinzerling, Thomas McGarity, Sidney Shapiro, Rena Steinzor, Michael Patoka
West Explosion Highlights Need for Regulatory Oversight

West Explosion Highlights Need for Regulatory Oversight, op-ed by Thomas McGarity

Type: Op-Eds (May 3, 2013)
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Author(s): Thomas McGarity
Federal Regulations Protect Our Communities

Federal Regulations Protect Our Communities, op-ed by Victor Flatt

Type: Op-Eds (April 30, 2013)
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Author(s): Victor Flatt
Letter to ACUS on bias toward industry on international regulatory cooperation

Letter to the Administrative Conference of the United States urging it to ensure greater balance in its continuing work on International Regulatory Cooperation. "In general, ACUS has elevated business and trade concerns over health, safety, and environmental protections throughout its research project on IRC...."

Type: Letters to Agencies (March 21, 2013)
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Author(s): Thomas McGarity, Rena Steinzor, Michael Patoka
Rena Steinzor's testimony before the House Committee on Small Business about the Office of Advocacy's role in regulation.

Rena Steinzor's March 14, 2013, testimony before the House Committee on Small Business, Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight and Regulations, about the SBA Office of Advocacy's role in regulation.

Type: Legislative Testimony (March 14, 2013)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor
Robert Glicksman's testimony before the House Judiciary Committee on regulatory policy and Congressional bills affecting it.

Robert Glicksman's February 28, 2013, testimony before the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial, and Antitrust Law, on regulatory policy and Congressional bills affecting it.

Type: Legislative Testimony (Feb. 28, 2013)
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Author(s): Robert Glicksman
President has authority to act on regulatory issues

President has authority to act on regulatory issues, op-ed by David Driesen

Type: Op-Eds (Jan. 28, 2013)
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Author(s): David Driesen
Protecting People & the Environment by the Stroke of a Presidential Pen: Seven New Executive Orders for President Obama's Second Term, CPR Issue Alert 1215
Type: Reports (Jan. 9, 2013)
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Author(s): Robert Glicksman, Amy Sinden, Rena Steinzor, Matt Shudtz, James Goodwin, Michael Patoka
Obama Should Sidestep Congress

Obama Should Sidestep Congress, op-ed by Rena Steinzor and Amy Sinden

Type: Op-Eds (Dec. 27, 2012)
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Author(s): Amy Sinden, Rena Steinzor
Letter to EPA on industry efforts to stall IRIS toxicological assessment through non-germane comments

Letter to EPA on "filter failure," resulting from industry efforts to stall IRIS toxicological assessment through non-germane comments

Type: Letters to Agencies (Nov. 1, 2012)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Matt Shudtz
Letter to Senators on Independent Agency Regulatory Analysis Act

Joint letter to Senators on Independent Agency Regulatory Analysis Act

Type: Legislative Testimony (Nov. 1, 2012)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Thomas McGarity, Sidney Shapiro
Letter to ACUS on its bias in favor of industry

Letter to the Administrative Conference of the United States on bias toward the views of regulated industry

Type: Letters to Agencies (Oct. 18, 2012)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Thomas McGarity
Letter to ACUS on science in the administrative process

Letter to the Administrative Conference of the United States on science in the administrative process. "In particular, we are interested in the recommendations related to the role of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs [and its] ...failure to follow the transparency requirements of Executive Order 12,866 and its interference in matters that involve expert scientific judgment.

Type: Letters to Agencies (Aug. 21, 2012)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Matt Shudtz
Letter to ACUS on collaboration with the Chamber of Commerce

Letter to Administrative Conference of the United States on co-sponsorship of conference on "incorporation by reference" in the international arena with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Type: Letters to Agencies (April 27, 2012)
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Author(s): Thomas McGarity
Opportunity Wasted: The Obama Administration's Failure to Adopt Needed Regulatory Safeguards in a Timely Way is Costing Lives and Money

In April 2011, CPR issued a white paper in which a group of Member Scholars and Policy Analysts identified 12 key health, safety, and environmental regulatory actions slowly working their way through the Obama Administration’s regulatory pipeline. In the white paper, Twelve Crucial Health, Safety, and Environmental Regulations: Will the Obama Administration Finish in Time?, the authors warned that the Administration’s failure to adopt a sense of urgency with respect to completing its work had opened the door to the very real prospect that nine of the twelve regulatory actions might get caught up in the backwash of the 2012 presidential campaign, and indeed might never be completed by the current Administration. In this report, CPR follows up to see how the Administration has done.

Type: Reports (March 19, 2012)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, James Goodwin
Comments to EPA Science Advisory Board on Science Integration for Decision Making

Comments from CPR Member Scholar Rena Steinzor and Senior Policy Analyst Matthew Shudtz on a draft report by the EPA Scientific Advisory Board's Committee on Science Integration for Decision Making

Type: Letters to Agencies (Jan. 24, 2012)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Matt Shudtz
Sidney Shapiro's testimony on the Regulatory Accountability Act, before the House Judiciary Committee

Sidney Shapiro's October 25, 2011, testimony on the Regulatory Accountability Act, before the House Judiciary Committee

Type: Legislative Testimony (Oct. 24, 2011)
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Author(s): Sidney Shapiro
Regulation Under Attack: The Overlooked Story of How Regulations Protect Lives
Edit Memo: Regulation Under Attack: The Overlooked Story of How Regulations Protect Lives, by Sidney Shapiro
Type: Editorial Memos (Aug. 31, 2011)
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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
Twelve Crucial Health, Safety, and Environmental Regulations: Will the Obama Administration Finish in Time?

Twelve Crucial Health, Safety, and Environmental Regulations: Will the Obama Administration Finish in Time?, CPR White Paper 1106

Type: Reports (April 19, 2011)
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Author(s): Amy Sinden, Rena Steinzor, Matt Shudtz, James Goodwin, Yee Huang
John Echeverria's testimony on a proposal to restrict state use of eminent domain, before the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on the Constitution.

John Echeverria's April 12, 2011, testimony on a proposal to restrict state use of eminent domain, before the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on the Constitution

Type: Legislative Testimony (April 12, 2011)
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Author(s): John Echeverria
Let Government Govern

Let Government Govern, op-ed by Joseph P. Tomain

Type: Op-Eds (March 4, 2011)
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Author(s): Joseph Tomain
When It REINS, It Pours

When It REINS, It Pours, op-ed by Noah Sachs

Type: Op-Eds (March 4, 2011)
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Author(s): Noah Sachs
Setting the Record Straight: The Crain and Crain Report on Regulatory Costs

Setting the Record Straight: The Crain and Crain Report on Regulatory Costs, CPR White Paper 1103, by CPR Member Scholar Sidney Shapiro, National Labor College Professor Ruth Ruttenberg, and CPR Policy Analyst James Goodwin, February 2011.

Type: Reports (Feb. 21, 2011)
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Author(s): Sidney Shapiro, James Goodwin
Editorial Memorandum on The REINS Act: The Conservative Push to Undercut Regulatory Protections for Health, Safety, and the Environment
Editorial Memorandum: The REINS Act: The Conservative Push to Undercut Regulatory Protections for Health, Safety, and the Environment, by Sidney Shapiro
Type: Editorial Memos (Feb. 13, 2011)
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Letter to SBA on the 'Crain and Crain' Study.

Letter from Sidney Shapiro to Small Business Administration calling on the Office of Advocacy to withdraw its sponsorship of a report based on seriously flawed research methods

Type: Letters to Agencies (Feb. 8, 2011)
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Author(s): Sidney Shapiro
Commentary: David Driesen of Syracuse University School of Law says proposed REINS law unnecessary

Commentary: David Driesen of Syracuse University School of Law says proposed REINS law unnecessary

Type: Op-Eds (Jan. 5, 2011)
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Author(s): David Driesen
Sidney Shapiro's testimony on agency capture, before the Senate Judiciary Committee's subcommittee on Administrative Oversight and the Courts. News release.

Sidney Shapiro's August 3, 2010, testimony on agency capture, before the Senate Judiciary Committee's subcommittee on Administrative Oversight and the Courts. News release.

Type: Legislative Testimony (Aug. 3, 2010)
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Comments on 2010 OMB Report to Congress on Costs and Benefits of Regulation

Comments from CPR Member Scholars and staff on 2010 OMB Report to Congress on Costs and Benefits of Regulation

Type: Letters to Agencies (June 23, 2010)
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Author(s): Sidney Shapiro, Amy Sinden, Rena Steinzor, James Goodwin
Time for a Regulatory Revival

Time for a Regulatory Revival, op-ed by Rena Steinzor

Type: Op-Eds (June 18, 2010)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor
Letter to White House Counsel re ongoing violations of presidential executive orders by OIRA

Letter from several CPR Member Scholars to White House Counsel re three ongoing violations of presidential executive orders by the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs: 1) continuing review of agency guidance documents; 2) exceeding deadlines for completing reviews; 3) failing to disclose "before and after" documents allowing public scrutiny of OIRA revisions to rules

Type: Letters to Agencies (March 17, 2010)
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Author(s): Robert Glicksman, Thomas McGarity, Sidney Shapiro, Amy Sinden, Rena Steinzor
CPR Member Scholars letter to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Toyota safety recall

CPR Member Scholars Rena Steinzor and Sidney Shapiro's letter to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee re the failure of the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration to address in a timely fashion engineering failures in certain Toyota models

Type: Letters to Agencies (Feb. 9, 2010)
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Author(s): Sidney Shapiro, Rena Steinzor
January 14, 2010, Obama Regulatory Efforts Earned Mixed Review

Obama Regulatory Efforts Earned Mixed Review

Type: News Releases (Jan. 14, 2010)
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Editorial Memo on the Obama Administration's Forthcoming Executive Order on Regulatory Process
Editorial Memo: The Obama Administration's Forthcoming Executive Order on Regulatory Process, by Rena Steinzor and Robert Glicksman
Type: Editorial Memos (Nov. 20, 2009)
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Letter to OIRA on 2009 OMB Report to Congress

Comments to the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs on 2009 OMB Report to Congress re the costs and benefits of regulation, by Amy Sinden, Rena Steinzor and James Goodwin

Type: Letters to Agencies (Nov. 5, 2009)
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Author(s): Amy Sinden, Rena Steinzor, James Goodwin
Fifty FDAs: An Argument for Federal Preemption of State Tort Law that Is Less than Meets the Eye
Type: Reports (Oct. 28, 2009)
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Author(s): William Buzbee, Bill Funk, Thomas McGarity, Sidney Shapiro, James Goodwin, Matt Shudtz
The Truth About Torts: Regulatory Preemption at the Federal Railroad Administration

The Truth About Torts: Regulatory Preemption at the Federal Railroad Administration, CPR White Paper 910

Type: Reports (Oct. 28, 2009)
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Author(s): Nina Mendelson, Bill Funk, Sidney Shapiro, Thomas McGarity, Jennifer Marshall, James Goodwin
A Return to Common Sense: Protecting Health, Safety, and the Environment Through Pragmatic Regulatory Impact Analysis

A Return to Common Sense: Protecting Health, Safety, and the Environment Through Pragmatic Regulatory Impact Analysis, CPR White Paper 909

Type: Reports (Oct. 27, 2009)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Amy Sinden, Sidney Shapiro, James Goodwin
The Hidden Human and Environmental Costs of Regulatory Delay

The Hidden Human and Environmental Costs of Regulatory Delay, CPR White Paper 907

Type: Reports (Oct. 27, 2009)
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Author(s): Catherine O'Neill, Amy Sinden, Rena Steinzor, James Goodwin, Yee Huang
Reviving Regulation

Reviving Regulation, op-ed by Rena Steinzor

Type: Op-Eds (Sept. 28, 2009)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor
CPR Perspective: Technology-Based Standards

CPR Perspective: 'Statutory Design: The Advantages of Technology-Based Standards in Protecting Health, Safety, and the Environment,' by Robert L. Glicksman. CPR's Perspectives Series is a set of monographs by CPR Member Scholars on timely and important health, safety, and environmental topics. Each Perspective provides a thumbnail sketch of the competing arguments concerning a substantive or procedural principle for developing appropriate health, safety and environmental policies, and closes with the Member Scholar-author's proposed approach to the issue.

Type: Reports (Sept. 23, 2009)
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Regulatory Dysfunction: How Insufficient Resources, Outdated Laws, and Political Interference Cripple the 'Protector Agencies'

Regulatory Dysfunction: How Insufficient Resources, Outdated Laws, and Political Interference Cripple the 'Protector Agencies,' CPR White Paper 906

Type: Reports (Aug. 12, 2009)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Sidney Shapiro, Matt Shudtz
Thomas McGarity's Testimony on preemption of state tort laws in cases involving medical devices, before the Senate HELP Committee

Thomas McGarity's August 4, 2009, testimony on preemption of state tort laws in cases involving medical devices, before the Senate HELP Committee

Type: Legislative Testimony (Aug. 4, 2009)
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Author(s): Thomas McGarity
Congress's Authority to Correct the Courts' Preemption Decisions

Congress's Authority to Correct the Courts' Preemption Decisions, CPR White Paper 905

Type: Reports (July 29, 2009)
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Author(s): William Buzbee, Bill Funk, Thomas McGarity, Sidney Shapiro, Matt Shudtz
CPR Perspective: Information Quality

CPR Perspective: Information Quality Act by Sidney Shapiro. CPR's Perspectives Series is a set of monographs by CPR Member Scholars on timely and important health, safety, and environmental topics. Each Perspective provides a thumbnail sketch of the competing arguments concerning a substantive or procedural principle for developing appropriate health, safety and environmental policies, and closes with the Member Scholar-author's proposed approach to the issue.

Type: Reports (July 1, 2009)
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Editorial Memorandum on Cost Benefit Analysis and the Sunstein Nomination
Editorial Memorandum: Cost-Benefit Analysis and the Sunstein Nomination, by Rena Steinzor
Type: Editorial Memos (June 5, 2009)
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The Cost-Benefit Dodge: Used to Dilute Regulation

The Cost-Benefit Dodge: Used to Dilute Regulation, op-ed by Catherine O'Neill and Amy Sinden

Type: Op-Eds (June 5, 2009)
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Author(s): Catherine O'Neill, Amy Sinden
Letter to White House Science Advisor on Scientific Integrity

Letter to White House Science Advisor on Scientific Integrity from CPR's Rena Steinzor

Type: Letters to Agencies (May 13, 2009)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor
Editorial Memorandum on the NHTSA's effort to preempt state emissions standards
Editorial Memorandum on the NHTSA's effort to preempt state emissions standards, by Rena Steinzor
Type: Editorial Memos (May 6, 2009)
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Editorial memorandum on Wendy Wagner/David Michaels proposal for disclosure of corporate influence on science in the regulatory process.
Editorial memorandum: Wendy Wagner and David Michaels' proposal for disclosure of corporate influence on science in the regulatory process.
Type: Editorial Memos (May 6, 2009)
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Rena Steinzor's testimony before the House Science and Technology Committee's Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight on clean science and regulatory issues.

Rena Steinzor's April 30, 2009, testimony before the House Science and Technology Committee's Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight on clean science and regulatory issues.

Type: Legislative Testimony (April 30, 2009)
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Rescuing Science from Politics

Rescuing Science from Politics, op-ed by Wendy Wagner and Rena Steinzor

Type: Op-Eds (March 23, 2009)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Wendy Wagner
Final Comments on Obama Regulatory Review Process

Final Comments on Obama Regulatory Review Process, joint letter from several CPR Member Scholars

Type: Letters to Agencies (March 16, 2009)
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Author(s): Robert Glicksman, Thomas McGarity, Sidney Shapiro, Amy Sinden, Rena Steinzor, Robert Verchick
The Truth About Torts: Rethinking Regulatory Preemption

The Truth About Torts: Rethinking Regulatory Preemption, CPR White Paper 902

Type: Reports (March 11, 2009)
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Author(s): William Buzbee, Bill Funk, Thomas McGarity, Nina Mendelson, Sidney Shapiro, David Vladeck, Matt Shudtz
Preliminary Comments on Obama Regulatory Process Memo.

Preliminary Comments on Obama Regulatory Process Memo. Letter to OMB chief Peter Orszag.

Type: Letters to Agencies (Feb. 20, 2009)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor
Reinvigorating Protection Of Health, Safety, And The Environment: The Choices Facing Cass Sunstein

The Choices Facing Cass Sunstein, CPR White Paper 901, by multiple CPR Member Scholars

Type: Reports (Jan. 6, 2009)
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Court Takes Up Preemption Doctrine

Court Takes Up Preemption Doctrine, op-ed by Thomas McGarity

Type: Op-Eds (Nov. 28, 2008)
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Author(s): Thomas McGarity
Limiting Federal Agency Preemption: Recommendations for a New Federalism Executive Order
Type: Reports (Nov. 19, 2008)
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Author(s): Thomas McGarity, Nina Mendelson, Sidney Shapiro, David Vladeck, Matt Shudtz, James Goodwin
Protecting Public Health and the Environment by the Stroke of a Presidential Pen: Seven Executive Orders for the President's First 100 Days

Protecting Public Health and the Environment by the Stroke of a Presidential Pen: Seven Executive Orders for the President's First 100 Days, By CPR Member Scholars Rebecca M. Bratspies, David M. Driesen, Robert L. Fischman, Sheila Foster, Eileen Gauna, Robert L. Glicksman, Alexandra B. Klass, Catherine A. O’Neill, Sidney Shapiro, Amy Sinden, Rena Steinzor, Robert R.M. Verchick, and Wendy Wagner, and CPR Policy Analyst James Goodwin

Type: Reports (Nov. 13, 2008)
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The Truth About Torts: Regulatory Preemption at the Consumer Product Safety Commission

The Truth About Torts: Regulatory Preemption at the Consumer Product Safety Commission, CPR White Paper 807.

Type: Reports (Nov. 5, 2008)
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Author(s): Bill Funk, Thomas McGarity, Nina Mendelson, Sidney Shapiro, David Vladeck, Matt Shudtz
Saving Science from Politics: Nine Essential Reforms of the Legal System

Saving Science from Politics: Nine Essential Reforms of the Legal System, White Paper 805, July 2008.

Type: Reports (July 16, 2008)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Wendy Wagner, Matt Shudtz
Letter to EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson re IRIS

Member Scholar Rena Steinzor and CPR Policy Analyst Matt Shudtz's April 27, 2008 letter to EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson re the Integrated Risk Information System database

Type: Letters to Agencies (April 28, 2008)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Matt Shudtz
Mother Earth and Uncle Sam: How Pollution and Hollow Government Hurt Our Kids

Mother Earth and Uncle Sam: How Pollution and Hollow Government Hurt Our Kids, by Rena Steinzor, White Paper 801, May 2008, a summary of her book by the same name.

Type: Reports (April 16, 2008)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor
Sidney Shapiro's testimony on the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 2008.

Sidney Shapiro's April 2, 2008, testimony before the Subcommittee on Information Policy, Census and National Archives of the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, on the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 2008.

Type: Legislative Testimony (April 2, 2008)
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Author(s): Sidney Shapiro
David Vladeck's testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee on the Bush Administration's push for agency preemption of state tort laws.

David Vladeck's September 12, 2007, testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee on the Bush Administration's push for agency preemption of state tort laws.

Type: Legislative Testimony (Sept. 12, 2007)
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Author(s): David Vladeck
Markets, Monocultures, and Malnutrition: Agricultural Trade Policy through an Environmental Justice Lens

Markets, Monocultures, and Malnutrition: Agricultural Trade Policy through an Environmental Justice Lens, by Carmen G. Gonzalez, White Paper 702, April 2007.

Type: Reports (April 18, 2007)
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Author(s): Carmen Gonzalez
Sequestered Science: Secrets Threatening Public Health

Sequestered Science: Secrets Threatening Public Health, by Rena Steinzor and Matthew Shudtz, White Paper 703, April 2007.

Type: Reports (April 17, 2007)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Matt Shudtz
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
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
November 30, 2006, Half of U.S. Breathes Dangerous Levels of Smog; Lax State Enforcement Faulted.

November 30, 2006, 'Half of U.S. Breathes Dangerous Levels of Smog; Lax State Enforcement Faulted.'

Type: News Releases (Nov. 30, 2006)
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Saving Science from Politicians

Saving Science from Politicians, op-ed by Wendy Wagner and Rena Steinzor

Type: Op-Eds (Sept. 5, 2006)
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Author(s): Wendy Wagner, Rena Steinzor
Rescuing Science from Politics: Regulation and the Distortion of Scientific Research

Rescuing Science from Politics: Regulation and the Distortion of Scientific Research, by Wendy Wagner and Rena Steinzor

Type: Reports (Aug. 6, 2006)
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Author(s): Wendy Wagner, Rena Steinzor
Letter to OMB urging it to withdraw its proposed risk assessment bulletin.

Risk Assessment Bulletin. Member Scholar Rena Steinzor's June 15, 2006 letter to OMB urging it to withdraw its proposed risk assessment bulletin.

Type: Letters to Agencies (June 15, 2006)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor
Strategies for Closing the Chemical Data Gap

Strategies for Closing the Chemical Data Gap, by John S. Applegate and Katherine Baer, White Paper 602, April 2006.

Type: Reports (April 12, 2006)
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Ossifying Ossification: Why the Information Quality Act Should Not Provide for Judicial Review

Ossifying Ossification: Why the Information Quality Act Should Not Provide for Judicial Review, by Sidney A. Shapiro, Rena Steinzor and Margaret Clune, White Paper 601, February 2006.

Type: Reports (Feb. 15, 2006)
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Author(s): Sidney Shapiro, Rena Steinzor, Margaret Giblin
Doubting Daubert

Doubting Daubert, by Lisa Heinzerling, White Paper 511, August 2005.

Type: Reports (Sept. 7, 2005)
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Author(s): Lisa Heinzerling
Sidney Shapiro's testimony before the Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs of the House Government Reform Committee on the Information Quality Act.

Sidney Shapiro's July 20, 2005, testimony before the Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs of the House Government Reform Committee on the Information Quality Act.

Type: Legislative Testimony (July 20, 2005)
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Author(s): Sidney Shapiro
Overcoming Environmental Data Gaps: Why What EPA Doesn't Know about Toxic Chemicals Can Hurt

Overcoming Environmental Data Gaps: Why What EPA Doesn't Know about Toxic Chemicals Can Hurt, by Rena Steinzor, Katherine Baer, and Matt Shudtz, White Paper 510, August 2005.

Type: Reports (July 13, 2005)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Matt Shudtz
Is Cost-Benefit Analysis Neutral? An Analysis of the Bush Administration's Approach to Environmental, Health, and Safety Protection

Is Cost-Benefit Analysis Neutral? An Analysis of the Bush Administration's Approach to Environmental, Health, and Safety Protection, by David M. Driesen, White Paper 507, June 2005.

Type: Reports (June 15, 2005)
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Author(s): David Driesen
Sidney Shapiro's testimony on OMB's regulatory 'hit list' before the House Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs of the Committee on Government Reform.

Sidney Shapiro's April 12, 2005, testimony on OMB's regulatory 'hit list' before the House Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs of the Committee on Government Reform.

Type: Legislative Testimony (April 12, 2005)
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Author(s): Sidney Shapiro
Truth and Science Betrayed: The Case Against the Information Quality Act

Truth and Science Betrayed: The Case Against the Information Quality Act, by Thomas O. McGarity, Sidney A. Shapiro, Rena I. Steinzor, Joanna Goger and Margaret Clune. Publication 502

Type: Reports (March 16, 2005)
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Author(s): Thomas McGarity, Sidney Shapiro, Rena Steinzor, Margaret Giblin
February 9, 2005. A New Progressive Agenda for Public Health and the Environment

New Book from Center for Progressive Regulation Maps Ambitious Environmental Agenda

Type: News Releases (Feb. 9, 2005)
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Regulatory Underkill: The Bush Administration's Insidious Dismantling of Public Health and Environmental Protections

Regulatory Underkill: The Bush Administration's Insidious Dismantling of Public Health and Environmental Protections, by William W. Buzbee, Robert L. Glicksman, Sidney A. Shapiro and Karen Sokol. White Paper 503, February 2005.

Type: Reports (Feb. 9, 2005)
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Author(s): William Buzbee, Robert Glicksman, Sidney Shapiro, Karen Sokol
Politics and Precaution

Politics and Precaution, op-ed by William Buzbee

Type: Op-Eds (Jan. 22, 2005)
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Author(s): William Buzbee
A New Progressive Agenda for Public Health and the Environment, a project of the Center for Progressive Regulation.

A New Progressive Agenda for Public Health and the Environment, a project of the Center for Progressive Regulation. A brief summary of policy recommendations from CPR's A New Progressive Agenda for Public Health and the Environment. White Paper 501, January 2005.

Type: Reports (Jan. 15, 2005)
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Author(s): Christopher Schroeder, Rena Steinzor
CPR Perspective: The Takings Clause of the Fifth Amendment

CPR Perspective: 'The Takings Clause of the Fifth Amendment,' by Bill Funk. CPR's Perspectives Series is a set of monographs by CPR Member Scholars on timely and important health, safety, and environmental topics. Each Perspective provides a thumbnail sketch of the competing arguments concerning a substantive or procedural principle for developing appropriate health, safety and environmental policies, and closes with the Member Scholar-author's proposed approach to the issue.

Type: Reports (Jan. 1, 2005)
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Author(s): Bill Funk
The Feasibility Principle

The Feasibility Principle, by David Driesen, first in a series of papers outline alternatives to cost-benefit analysis. White Paper 407, December 2004.

Type: Reports (Dec. 15, 2004)
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Author(s): David Driesen
Regulatory Underkill: The Bush Administration's Insidious Dismantling of Public Health and Environmental Protections

Regulatory Underkill: The Bush Administration's Insidious Dismantling of Public Health and Environmental Protections, by William Buzbee, Robert Glicksman, Sidney Shapiro, and Karen Sokol. White Paper 406, October 2004.

Type: Reports (Oct. 13, 2004)
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Author(s): William Buzbee, Robert Glicksman, Sidney Shapiro, Karen Sokol
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)
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Author(s): Sidney Shapiro, Rena Steinzor, Margaret Giblin
Applying Cost Benefit Analysis to Past Decisions

Applying Cost Benefit Analysis to Past Decisions, by Frank Ackerman, Lisa Heinzerling, and Rachel Massey. White Paper 401, July 2004.

Type: Reports (July 8, 2004)
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Author(s): Lisa Heinzerling, Frank Ackerman
Comments on the Department of Homeland Security's Procedures for Handling Critical Infrastructure Information (Interim Rule).

Rena Steinzor's May 2004 comments on the Department of Homeland Security's Procedures for Handling Critical Infrastructure Information (Interim Rule).

Type: Letters to Agencies (May 20, 2004)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Karen Sokol
Bush's Cost-Benefit View Carries a High Price

Bush's Cost-Benefit View Carries a High Price, op-ed by Frank Ackerman and Lisa Heinzerling

Type: Op-Eds (April 26, 2004)
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Author(s): Lisa Heinzerling, Frank Ackerman
Balancing Lives Against Lucre

Balancing Lives Against Lucre, op-ed by Frank Ackerman and Lisa Heinzerling

Type: Op-Eds (Feb. 25, 2004)
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Author(s): Frank Ackerman, Lisa Heinzerling
Robert R.M. Verchick's February 25, 2004, testimony on OMB's 2004 Draft report to Congress on regulation

Robert R.M. Verchick's February 25, 2004, testimony to the Subcommittee on Energy Policy, Natural Resources and Regulatory Affairs on OMB's 2004 Draft report to Congress on the costs and benefits of regulation

Type: Legislative Testimony (Feb. 25, 2004)
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Author(s): Robert Verchick
Data Quality Or Scientific Censorship?

Data Quality Or Scientific Censorship?, op-ed by John Applegate, Don Hornstein, Thomas O. McGarity, Sid Shapiro, RenaSteinzor, and Wendy Wagner, published in Risk Policy Report

Type: Op-Eds (Oct. 14, 2003)
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Author(s): Donald Hornstein, Thomas McGarity, Sidney Shapiro, Rena Steinzor, Wendy Wagner
September 16, 2003: CPR's Steinzor Raps EPA for Enforcement Failures; Steinzor: 'EPA's Enforcement Program is Falling Apart'

CPR's Steinzor Raps EPA for Enforcement Failures; Steinzor: 'EPA's Enforcement Program is Falling Apart'

Type: News Releases (Sept. 16, 2003)
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CPR Perspective: Cost-Benefit Analysis

CPR Perspective: Cost-Benefit Analysis by Frank Ackerman and Lisa Heinzerling. CPR's Perspectives Series is a set of monographs by CPR Member Scholars on timely and important health, safety, and environmental topics. Each Perspective provides a thumbnail sketch of the competing arguments concerning a substantive or procedural principle for developing appropriate health, safety and environmental policies, and closes with the Member Scholar-author's proposed approach to the issue.

Type: Reports (Jan. 1, 2003)
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Author(s): Frank Ackerman, Lisa Heinzerling
CPR Perspective: Cost-Effectiveness Analysis, Risk-Risk Analysis, and Other 'Cost-Benefit Cousins'

Center for Progressive Reform Perspective by Douglas Kysar on cost-benefit analysis and its "cousins." CPR's Perspectives Series is a set of monographs by CPR Member Scholars on timely and important health, safety, and environmental topics. Each Perspective provides a thumbnail sketch of the competing arguments concerning a substantive or procedural principle for developing appropriate health, safety and environmental policies, and closes with the Member Scholar-author's proposed approach to the issue.

Type: Reports (Jan. 1, 2003)
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Author(s): Douglas Kysar

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