PSR Comes to the NPT Review Conference
PSR's member Ann Suellentrop, RN is biking to New York from D.C. with Bikers and Mayors for Peace to highlight the urgent need for action to abolish nuclear weapons starting with the Non-proliferation Review Conference, beginning April 27 at the UN. PSR has organized with Peace and Planet for a weekend filled with action. Get the lowdown on Peace & Planet April 24-26 activities and if you can't attend, read more on Bikers for Peace.
Earth Day, every day
To celebrate Earth Day, PSR-Philadelphia published a great article in the Philadelphia Inquirer, examining how a proposal to make their city a fossil fuel "energy hub" threatens health. The health and well-being of residents and the environment, they insist, must come first. PSR works every day to free our communities, nation and world of the looming dangers of climate change, toxic chemicals, nuclear power and nuclear arms. Join us!
Udall-Vitter legislation critically ill
Catherine Thomasson and other health professionals present to press at the Senate: Udall-Vitter bill still critically ill. Legislation introduced by Senators Udall (D-NM) and Vitter (R-LA) would would overhaul how chemicals are regulated in the U.S. The group invited by Sen. Boxer is pressing for no state pre-emption, expediting known bad chemicals and defining "unreasonable risk" among other significant improvements.
Read PSR's op-ed on the issue.
Arizona PSR creates climate resilience guide for Southwest
Climate change isn't just coming; it's here, and some communities are already bearing the brunt. Arizona PSR has prepared a "Citizen's Guide to Readiness for Climate Extremes in the Desert Southwest." It's a great resource for building resilient communities, increasing dialogue, and gently revealing the reality of climate change. Read it here -- even if you don't live in a desert or drought-stricken area.