Nukes 101 Webinar
PSR is hosting a webinar as a crash course for anyone interested in making a film for our Nukebusters contest. The webinar will cover all the basics, such as the number of nuclear weapons and which countries have them, the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, and the Humanitarian Impact Initiative. Please join us on Wednesday, May 27 @ 6PM EDT, with your host, Martin Fleck, PSR Security Program Director (pictured). Register 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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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.
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.