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  • Hiroshima Speech Stirs Nuclear Weapons Debate

    At Hiroshima, President Obama said: "We must have the courage to escape the logic of fear" and pursue a world without nuclear weapons. Yet his administration has steadfastly opposed the international humanitarian movement for a nuclear weapons ban, and plans a 30 year, trillion dollar spending binge to revamp the entire U.S. nuclear arsenal. Please write a letter to the editor to help turn the tide!

  • Federal chemical policy updated; Public health still at risk

    The nation’s chemical policy, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), is being updated for the first time in four decades. Viewed from the health perspective, the update offers some improvements to our outdated, ineffective system of regulating toxic chemicals. However, substantially more work is needed in order to truly protect the health of all communities.

    Read PSR's statement here »
  • Tell the Oil and Gas Industry: Lower your emissions!

    Last fall, several thousand PSR members petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency to issue a strong rule limiting methane leaks from proposed oil and gas wells. Join us in thanking EPA for issuing that rule -- and call on them to create similar rules for existing wells, where leaks of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, are accelerating climate change today.

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  • PSR Endorses Ban on Hydraulic Fracturing

    PSR's board voted recently to endorse a ban on hydraulic fracturing or "fracking." Fracking, a process of extracting natural gas and oil from deep underground deposits, not only causes toxic contamination of water, air and land; it also results in leakage of large amounts of methane, a greenhouse gas far more  powerful than CO2.

    Read PSR's new policy position here »
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