PSR Welcomes Summer Interns
Each year, interns inject new talent, energy and enthusiasm into the national PSR office. We are happy to extend a warm welcome to the five new interns who are contributing to our work this summer. They are, from left to right, Adam Yusen, Fekade Abayneh, Milad Salami, Kate Topalis, and Molly Hammersmith. Read more to learn who they are and why they're here.
PSR Turns to Courts to Make EPA Take Action
PSR is engaged in two lawsuits against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to require it to do its job—protecting us from toxic pollutants. One suit would require EPA to implement its own regulation on ground-level ozone, an air pollutant that can cause permanent lung damage. The other would prevent delay of an EPA rule to slash discharges of toxic coal ash wastes into surface waters like rivers and streams.
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PSR Tells EPA: Don't Roll Back Methane Protections
The US EPA under Administrator Scott Pruitt is so determined to advance fossil fuels, it proposed to delay a sensible rule requiring oil and gas well drillers to capture methane (natural gas) and toxic gases that leak from their wells. PSR recently testified before the EPA on the folly of the attempted roll-back. Read our powerful testimony on the health effects of toxic gas leaks from fracking wells.
Victory! UN Adopts Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty
On July 7, PSR and the civil society coalition led by ICAN (International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons) celebrated a stunning victory. The United Nations conference voted—122 to 1—to adopt the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. This historic treaty further stigmatizes nuclear weapons and is a milestone in the march toward a nuclear weapons-free world.
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