Join PSR in the People's Climate March!
On April 29, the 100th day of the Trump presidency, the People's Climate March will bring tens of thousands of people to Washington, DC to demand a safe, healthy climate. In addition, over 300 sister marches will take place nationwide. March with PSR National or with a PSR chapter! PSR has joined the PCM Steering Committee to help build these events plus an ongoing, broad and vigorous climate movement for the future.
Academic Symposium on the Health Impacts of the Fracking Industry
The Student PSR-Penn State Hershey Chapter will host a symposium on April 26 about the health impacts of the unconventional natural gas (fracking) industry. Learn about research by Yale's Dr. Nicole Deziel on the carcinogenic nature of the chemicals used; Johns Hopkins' Dr. Brian Schwartz on the epidemiological data on asthma and fracking drill sites; and PSR's own Dr. Pouné Saberi on methane gas from the fracking industry and its impact on human health, especially as it relates to global climate disruption.
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On tax day, consider your personal subsidy to nuclear weapons
"Our national budget is a moral document"—says PSR-LA President Bob Dodge, MD. The diversion of resources to nuclear weapons illustrates how they are harmful even in peacetime. In 2016, Los Angeles County channeled $1.77 billion to the nuclear weapons complex instead of to programs that help people. What’s the cost of nuclear weapons to YOUR community? Find out by visiting PSR-LA’s Community Cost Calculator.
Maryland Finalizes Fracking Ban; Will Florida Follow?
Maryland became the first state in the nation to ban fracking by statute. The governor, formerly a fracking supporter, has signed a fracking ban passed by the state legislature. PSR/Chesapeake was a leading champion of the ban, as it was of the earlier moratorium. The ban will protect Maryland's water, air and health, including Deep Creek Lake (pictured). Meanwhile, you can help Florida advance its own proposed ban by telling their state senate that you won't vacation in Florida if fracking is allowed.