PSR sues administration to Protect Climate, Public Lands from Drilling and Fracking
PSR and WildEarth Guardians sued the Department of Interior to require a sweeping environmental review of the climate impacts of oil and gas leasing on federal lands. The suit would halt new drilling on the almost 380,000 acres leased since early 2015, and require an analysis of the climate impacts of drilling across these leases. We expect that this analysis would lead to a program-wide analysis of federal oil and gas program impacts on the climate and on taxpayers. Read the statement here »
California agricultural crops irrigated with oil well wastewater
California produces much of our agricultural bounty, especially our fruits and vegetables. Yet some of those crops are irrigated with wastewater drawn out of oil wells. The oil industry says it complies with regulations, but many chemicals aren't tested for, and there has been no comprehensive, independent analysis of the wastewater safety. Tell California Governor Jerry Brown: Safety first! Don't use oil wastewater on our food supply.
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Climate Change speaking tour coming this Fall
PSR will bring "live" information on the health threats of climate change to seven states this fall, as PSR board member and senior scientist Alan Lockwood, MD FAAN, goes on tour. The occasion is the publication of Dr. Lockwood's latest book, Heat Advisory: Protecting Health on a Warming Planet. Lockwood will visit Wisconsin, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Florida. See the calendar of events.
Climate Change and the Growing Risk of Nuclear War: A Health Care Perspective
Join PSR at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston on October 15th for this one-day Symposium to examine the catastrophic public health consequences of climate change and the ways that climate change will increase the risk of conflict, including nuclear war. Learn the ways that health professionals can take action. Speakers include Bill McKibben, Dr. Ira Helfand, and Dr. Catherine Thomasson.
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