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  • Clean Water Rule -- A Win for Public Health

    PSR's work lifting up the health voice in the fight to protect our water has paid off. The release of the Clean Water Rule marks a strong step forward in protecting the streams and wetlands that are the headwaters of drinking water supplies for millions of people. The rule aids in ensuring that every community is again entitled to clean water.

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  • One Hundred Seven Nations Join the "Humanitarian Pledge"

    The Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference ended on a sour note this month, with no agreement on a concluding statement. The five nuclear-armed NPT states failed to undertake or even promise any meaningful disarmament steps. But 107 non-nuclear-armed nations have signed onto the "Humanitarian Pledge" initiated by Austria, pledging to "fill the legal gap" and work toward a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons.

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  • Nukes 101 Webinar

    PSR hosted a "Nukes 101" webinar as a crash course for anyone interested in making a film for our Nukebusters contest. Need topic ideas for your film? Martin Fleck, PSR Security Program Director (pictured), covers all the basics, such as which countries have how many weapons, and the global Humanitarian Impact Initiative. Watch the webinar here.

  • PSR Speaks Out on Health Benefits of Clean Power Plan

    PSR members met with U.S. senators and the Environmental Protection Agency to underscore how important the Clean Power Plan will be to health. Under the Plan, states will reduce carbon pollution from coal-fired power plants. The Plan is under attack from some members of Congress. Environment & Health director Barbara Gottlieb and PSR-Chicago board member Ana Nobis, MD, met with Senator Richard Durbin’s staff. 

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Safe Energy

The Safe Energy program focuses on protecting public health, taxpayer dollars, and national security by preventing the construction of expensive, dirty, and dangerous new nuclear reactors.

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Latest News & Events

  • Poison Prison
    May 27, 2015

    A powerful article about a prison built next to a coal ash/coal slurry dump--and one prisoner's rapid and frightening decline in health. Was coal ash responsible? PSR provided the background information on the toxic substances in coal ash and their possible health consequences for the prison inmates.

    Source: International Business Times
  • Clean Water Rule: A Win for Public Health
    May 26, 2015

    The release today of the Clean Water Rule (also known as the Waters of the U.S. rule) marks a strong step forward in protecting the streams and wetlands that are the headwaters of drinking water supplies for one in three U.S. residents.

  • Shining Light on Health Effects of EPA Power Plan
    May 18, 2015

    Dr. Catherine Thomasson, executive director of Physicians for Social Responsibility, says the increase in asthma cases isn't just caused by air quality. Warming temperatures and increased CO2 is spurring plants to go on overdrive.

    Source: Public New Service

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