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  • Clean Power Plan could avert 3,500 premature deaths annually

    PSR member Jonathan Levy, ScD has just published a study finding that the Clean Power Plan could save thousands of lives annually. Levy, co-author of the peer-reviewed study, said, "The results from the three different scenarios show that the policy choices within the Clean Power Plan matter and we can’t take public health benefits for granted." Levy presented initial findings on a PSR webinar in November.

  • Sale: 'The Silent Epidemic'

    From May 4 – 10 The Silent Epidemic: Coal and the Hidden Threat to Health, Dr. Alan Lockwood's pivotal 2012 book, is 50% off from MIT Press with discount code MITP50. The Silent Epidemic examines the negative health effects of burning coal, from its chemical makeup to the details of its mining, disposal, and more. It is essential reading for people working against coal or air pollution and climate change.

    Get the deal here »
  • PSR Comes to the NPT Review Conference

    PSR's member Ann Suellentrop, RN (seated, far right) biked 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 organized with Peace and Planet for a weekend filled with action. Get the lowdown on Peace & Planet April 24-26 activities and if you couldn't attend, read more on Bikers for Peace.

  • 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.
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