Rena I. Steinzor

University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

500 West Baltimore Street

Baltimore, MD 21201-1786

United States

Center for Progressive Reform

500 West Baltimore Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (43)

1.

Regulatory Blowout: How Regulatory Failures Made the BP Disaster Possible, and How the System Can Be Fixed to Avoid a Recurrence

U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2010-49, UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 1685606
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 02 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 17 Sep 2015
University of Florida, University of Alabama - School of Law, City University of New York - School of Law, University of California, Berkeley - School of Law, University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - School of Law, George Washington University - Law School, Nova Southeastern University, Lewis & Clark Law School, Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, University of Cincinnati - College of Law, University of Nebraska at Lincoln - College of Law and Center for Progressive Reform
Downloads 517 (36,947)

Abstract:

BP Oil Spill, Regulatory Policy, Natural Resources, Public Safety, OCSLA, NEPA, ESA, Precautionary Principle, Energy Policy

2.

Lessons from the North Sea: Should 'Safety Cases' Come to America?

Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review, Vol. 38, p. 417-444, 2011, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2011-3
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 07 Jan 2011 Last Revised: 09 Mar 2012
Rena I. Steinzor
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Downloads 232 (97,973)

Abstract:

gulf spill, offshore oil production, regulation, self-regulation, health and safety, environment, administrative law, North Sea, safety case, box ticking, National Commission on the BP Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling

3.

Workers at Risk: Regulatory Dysfunction at OSHA

Center for Progressive Reform White Paper No. 1003, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2010-14, Energy Center Research Paper No. 09-10
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 09 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 21 Oct 2013
University of Texas at Austin - School of Law, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, Wake Forest University School of Law and Center for Progressive Reform
Downloads 187 (111,988)

Abstract:

Occupational Safety and Health Administration, workplace safety, enforcement, hazards, regulatory reform

4.

A Perfect Storm: Mercury and the Bush Administration

U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2004-10, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 521322, Environmental Law Reporter, Vol. 34, pp. 10297-10313, April 2004
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 24 Mar 2004
Lisa Heinzerling and Rena I. Steinzor
Georgetown University Law Center and University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Downloads 175 (135,364)
Citation 1

Abstract:

5.

Capture, Accountability, and Regulatory Metrics

Texas Law Review, Vol. 84, No. 5, 2008, Wake Forest Univ. Legal Studies Paper No. 1105001, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2008-13
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 12 Mar 2008
Sidney A. Shapiro and Rena I. Steinzor
Wake Forest University School of Law and University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Downloads 153 (146,911)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Accountability, Regulation, Capture, Performance

6.

The Truth About Regulation in America

Harvard Law & Policy Review, Vol. 5, pp. 323-346, 2011, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2011-48
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 29 Oct 2011 Last Revised: 28 Jul 2013
Rena I. Steinzor
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Downloads 141 (153,337)

Abstract:

regulation, deregulation, health, safety, environment

7.

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

U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2009-46, Center for Progressive Reform White Paper No. 906, August 2009
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 11 Nov 2009
Rena I. Steinzor and Sidney A. Shapiro
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and Wake Forest University School of Law
Downloads 134 (175,824)

Abstract:

8.

A Perfect Storm: Mercury and the Bush Administration, Part II

U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2004-11; Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 537642
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 01 May 2004
Lisa Heinzerling and Rena I. Steinzor
Georgetown University Law Center and University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Downloads 121 (182,368)

Abstract:

9.

The Hidden Human and Environmental Costs of Regulatory Delay

Center for Progressive Research White Paper No. 907, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2009-47, Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2010-02
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 13 Nov 2009 Last Revised: 02 Jun 2013
Seattle University School of Law, Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, Center for Progressive Reform and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 110 (204,371)

Abstract:

regulatory delay, environmental regulation

10.

A Return to Common Sense: Protecting Health, Safety, and the Environment Through 'Pragmatic Regulatory Impact Analysis'

U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2009-45, Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2010-18
Posted: 11 Nov 2009 Last Revised: 25 Sep 2010
Rena I. Steinzor, Amy Sinden and Sidney A. Shapiro
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law and Wake Forest University School of Law
Downloads 105 (205,713)

Abstract:

cost benefit analysis, regulatory policy, pragmatic regulatory impact analysis, centralized regular review

11.

High Crimes, Not Misdemeanors: Deterring the Production of Unsafe Food

Health Matrix: Journal of Law-Medicine, Vol. 19, No. 2, 2010, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2009-43
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 28 Oct 2009
Rena I. Steinzor
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Downloads 100 (199,133)

Abstract:

salmonella poisoning, Peanut Corporation of America, Food and Drug Administration, food-borne illness, food safety, "responsible corporate officer" doctrine, food supply

12.

The People's Agent: Executive Branch Secrecy and Accountability in an Age of Terrorism

Law and Contemporary Problems, Vol. 69, p. 99, 2006, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2005-55, Wake Forest Univ. Legal Studies Paper No. 05-20
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 21 Sep 2005
Sidney A. Shapiro and Rena I. Steinzor
Wake Forest University School of Law and University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Downloads 84 (227,976)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Freedom of Information, Administrative Law, Agency Law

13.

Water Quality Trading in the Chesapeake Bay

U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-31
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 12 Jun 2012 Last Revised: 25 Jun 2012
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, Center for Progressive Reform, Center For Progressive Reform and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 80 (227,976)

Abstract:

Water Quality Trading, Nutrient Trading, Clean Water Act, TMDL, Chesapeake Bay

14.

The Case for Abolishing Centralized White House Regulatory Review

Michigan Journal of Environmental and Administrative Law, Vol. 1, p. 209, 2012, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-10
Number of pages: 79 Posted: 29 Feb 2012
Rena I. Steinzor
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Downloads 73 (239,565)

Abstract:

regulatory agencies

15.

The Next OSHA: Progressive Reforms to Empower Workers

Center for Progressive Reform White Paper No. 1207
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 27 Jul 2012
University at Buffalo Law School, University of Texas at Austin - School of Law, Wake Forest University School of Law, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and Center for Progressive Reform
Downloads 61 (239,565)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Occupational Safety and Health Administration, occupational safety and health

16.

Missing the Mark in the Chesapeake Bay: A Report Card for the Phase I Watershed Implementation Plans

U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2011-4
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 28 Jan 2011 Last Revised: 17 Mar 2015
University of Alabama - School of Law, George Washington University - Law School, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, affiliation not provided to SSRN and Center For Progressive Reform
Downloads 61 (272,725)

Abstract:

Chesapeake Bay, TMDL, watershed implementation plans, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia

17.

Manure in the Bay: A Report on Industrial Animal Agriculture in Maryland and Pennsylvania

Center for Progressive Reform Briefing Paper No. 1206, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-32
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 08 Jun 2012 Last Revised: 30 Jul 2012
Rena I. Steinzor and Ling-Yee Huang
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 59 (264,317)

Abstract:

concentrated animal feeding operations, nutrient pollution, agricultural stormwater, Chesapeake Bay, enforcement, designation authority, manure management, Clean Water Act, accountability

18.

The End Game of Deregulation: Myopic Risk Management and the Next Catastrophe

Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum, Vol. 23, 2012, ,p. 93+, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-5
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 11 Jan 2013
Thomas Owen McGarity and Rena I. Steinzor
University of Texas at Austin - School of Law and University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Downloads 53 (290,874)

Abstract:

environmental reform, coal ash, Kingston Fossil Fuel Plant

19.

Agricultural Secrecy: Going Dark Down on the Farm: How Legalized Secrecy Gives Agribusiness a Federally Funded Free Ride

Center for Progressive Reform Briefing Paper No. 1213, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-56
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 15 Sep 2012 Last Revised: 19 Sep 2012
Rena I. Steinzor and Ling-Yee Huang
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 53 (279,291)

Abstract:

agricultural secrecy, USDA, Farm Bill, geospatial data, privacy, transparency, accountability, oversight, CAFOs, EPA, Section 1619, FOIA Exemption 3

20.

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

U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2011-21
Posted: 23 Apr 2011
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, Center for Progressive Reform, Center for Progressive Reform, affiliation not provided to SSRN and Center for Progressive Reform - CPR Policy Analyst
Downloads 53 (295,677)

Abstract:

regulatory safeguards

21.

Opening the Industry Playbook: Myths and Truths in the Debate Over BPA Regulation

Center for Progressive Reform White Paper No. 1107, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2011-30
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 24 Jun 2011
University of Texas at Austin - School of Law, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, Center for Progressive Reform and Center for Progressive Reform - CPR Policy Analyst
Downloads 49 (300,660)

Abstract:

bisphenol-A

22.

From Ship to Shore: Reforming the National Contingency Plan to Improve Protections for Oil Spill Cleanup Workers

Center for Progressive Reform Working Paper No. 1006, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2010-59
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 13 Dec 2010
City University of New York - School of Law, University of Florida, University of Texas at Austin - School of Law, Wake Forest University School of Law, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and Center for Progressive Reform
Downloads 46 (311,241)

Abstract:

environmental protection, clean-up, reform

23.

(Still) 'Unsafe at Any Speed': Why Not Jail for Auto Executives?

Harvard Law & Policy Review, Forthcoming, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015-10
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 12 Jun 2015
Rena I. Steinzor
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Downloads 40 (124,573)

Abstract:

recalls, oversight, general motors, NHTSA, victim compensation, Takata, Barra, regulatory failure, sudden acceleration, defect investigation, motor vehicle safety act, valukas, pinto, deferred prosecution agreement, DPA

24.

The Constitution and Our Debt to the Future

BEYOND ENVIRONMENTAL LAW: POLICY PROPOSALS FOR A BETTER ENVIRONMENTAL FUTURE, Alyson Flournoy and David Driesen, eds., Cambridge University Press, 2010, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2009-20
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 13 Apr 2009
Rena I. Steinzor
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Downloads 38 (343,635)

Abstract:

Commerce Clause, General Welfare Clause

25.

The Age of Greed and the Sabotage of Regulation

Wake Forest Law Review, Vol. 47, 2012, p. 503-, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-67
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 16 Nov 2012
Rena I. Steinzor
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Downloads 36 (346,836)

Abstract:

regulation, rulemaking, regulatory decisions, Fair Labor Standards Act, Department of Labor

26.

Fairness in the Bay: Environmental Justice and Nutrient Trading

U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-57
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 01 Sep 2012 Last Revised: 25 Sep 2012
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, Center for Progressive Reform and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 36 (325,391)

Abstract:

Nutrient Trading, CWA, Environmental Justice, Chesapeake Bay

27.

Corrective Lenses for IRIS: Additional Reforms to Improve EPA's Integrated Risk Information System

U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2010-57
Posted: 14 Nov 2010
Rena I. Steinzor, Wendy E. Wagner, Lena Pons and Matthew Shudtz
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, University of Texas at Austin – School of Law, Center for Progressive Reform - CPR Policy Analyst and Center for Progressive Reform
Downloads 20 (428,081)

Abstract:

toxicology, toxicological database, Environmental Protection Agency

28.

Collaborating to Nowhere: The Imperative of Government Accountability for Restoring the Chesapeake Bay

Journal of Energy & Environmental Law, Vol. 4, No. 1, Winter 2013, p. 51+, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-12
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 13 Mar 2013
Rena I. Steinzor and Shana Campbell Jones
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and Center For Progressive Reform
Downloads 18 (356,725)

Abstract:

Chesapeake Bay Program, restoration, water quality

29.

Evaluating Rules and How We Measure Their Effects

Environmental Forum, V. 29, No. 1, Jan./Feb. 2012, p. 35-40, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-59
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 05 Oct 2012
Rena I. Steinzor and Michael Patoka
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and Independent
Downloads 18 (422,964)

Abstract:

environmental regulation, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs

30.

Winning Safer Workplaces: A Manual for State and Local Policy Reform

U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-32
Number of pages: 88 Posted: 29 Jun 2014 Last Revised: 03 Jul 2014
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, Center for Progressive Reform, Independent, Center for Progressive Reform, George Washington University Medical Center and George Washington University
Downloads 16 (408,304)

Abstract:

31.

Consequences for Cleanup: EPA Gets Serious About Weak Watershed Improvement Plans

Center for Progressive Reform Issue Alert #1405, July 2014., U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-31
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 03 Jul 2014
Rena I. Steinzor and Anne Havemann
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and Center for Progressive Reform
Downloads 10 (469,371)

Abstract:

Chesapeake Bay, stormwater management, interstate agreements, pollution

32.

Back to Basics: An Agenda for the Maryland General Assembly to Protect the Environment

Center for Progressive Reform Briefing Paper No. 1110, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-30
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 09 Jun 2012 Last Revised: 21 Jun 2012
Rena I. Steinzor and Ling-Yee Huang
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 8 (484,652)

Abstract:

Maryland, Clean Water Act, penalties, fees, enforcement, mandatory minimum penalties

33.

Falling Behind: Processing and Enforcing Permits for Animal Agriculture Operations in Maryland is Lagging

Center for Progressive Reform Issue Alert No. 1310, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-12
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 04 Mar 2014
Rena I. Steinzor and Anne Havemann
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and Center for Progressive Reform
Downloads 6 (464,145)

Abstract:

Chesapeake Bay, pollution, administrative law, organizational design, regulatory failure and enforcement, concentrated animal feeding operation

34.

White Collar-Reset: The DOJ's Yates Memo and Its Potential to Protect Health, Safety, and the Environment

7 Wake Forest Journal of Law & Policy 39 (2017), U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2017-7
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 15 Mar 2017
Rena I. Steinzor
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Downloads 0 (370,752)

Abstract:

deferred prosecution agreements, too big to jail, Sally Yates, Eric Holder, corporate criminal liability, white collar crime, willful blindness, U.S. attorney's manual, corporate counsel, Holder Memo

35.

Is Increased Criminal Liability for Regulatory Offenses Justified?

Environmental Forum, vol. 33, no. 3, pp. 32-41, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2016-20
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 27 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 05 May 2016
Rena I. Steinzor
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Downloads 0 (243,127)

Abstract:

crime, white collar crime, environmental crime, regulatory crime, administrative law, regulatory failure, mine safety, Mine Safety and Health Administration, Volkswagen, cheat device, deepwater horizon, why not jail

36.

How Criminal Law Can Help Save the Environment

Environmental Law, Vol. 46, 2016, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2016-19
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 25 Apr 2016
Rena I. Steinzor
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Downloads 0 (272,725)

Abstract:

white collar crime, deepwater horizon, volkswagen, regulatory failure, corporate scandal, responsible corporate officer, responsible relation, oil spill commission, cheat device, AECD

37.

Behind Closed Doors at the White House: How Politics Trumps Protection of Public Health, Worker Safety, and the Environment

Number of pages: 92 Posted: 28 Mar 2016
Rena I. Steinzor, Michael Patoka and James Goodwin
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, Independent and Center for Progressive Reform
Downloads 0 (438,424)

Abstract:

Regulation, Environment, Health, Safety, Government, Lobbying, Policy, Cost-Benefit Analysis

38.

Opportunity Wasted: The Obama Administration's Failure to Adopt Needed Regulatory Safeguards in a Timely Way is Costing Lives and Money

Posted: 26 Mar 2016
Rena I. Steinzor and James Goodwin
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and Center for Progressive Reform

Abstract:

Regulation, Environment, Health, Safety

39.

Protecting People and the Environment by the Stroke of a Presidential Pen: Seven New Executive Orders for President Obama's Second Term

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 25 Feb 2016
George Washington University - Law School, Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, Center for Progressive Reform, Center for Progressive Reform and Independent
Downloads 0 (479,527)

Abstract:

President, Executive Order, Protections, Environment, Public Health, Safety

40.

Barack Obama's Path to Progress in 2015-16: Thirteen Essential Regulatory Actions

Number of pages: 62 Posted: 16 Feb 2016
Rena I. Steinzor, James Goodwin, Matthew Shudtz and Anne Havemann
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, Center for Progressive Reform, Center for Progressive Reform and Center for Progressive Reform
Downloads 0 (499,246)

Abstract:

Regulation, Environment, Health, Safety

41.

The Small Business Charade: The Chemical Industry's Stealth Campaign Against Public Health

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 14 Feb 2016 Last Revised: 22 Mar 2016
Rena I. Steinzor, Matthew Shudtz and James Goodwin
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, Center for Progressive Reform and Center for Progressive Reform
Downloads 0 (484,652)

Abstract:

Regulation, Workers, Health, Safety, Rulemaking, Silica, OSHA

42.

Federal White Collar Crime: Six Case Studies Drawn from Ongoing Prosecutions to Protect Public Health, Worker and Consumer Safety, and the Environment

Center for Progressive Reform Issue Alert, No. 1507, Nov. 2015, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015-41
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 25 Nov 2015
Rena I. Steinzor
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Downloads 0 (180,147)

Abstract:

MSHA, OSHA, EPA, white collar crime, CDC, criminalization, disasters, case studies, industrial catastrophes

43.

Rescuing Science from Politics: Regulation and the Distortion of Scientific Research

RESCUING SCIENCE FROM POLITICS: REGULATION AND THE DISTORTION OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH, Wendy Wagner, Rena Steinzor, eds., Cambridge University Press, 2006, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2007-2, U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 108
Posted: 09 Nov 2006
Wendy E. Wagner and Rena I. Steinzor
University of Texas at Austin – School of Law and University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

Abstract:

regulation, environment, science, health, industry