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  • 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 would expect the conclusion to direct the government to end fracking on federal lands. Read the statement here »

  • The nuclear weapons ban treaty is coming!

    Last year, the United Nations First Committee--which is in charge of nuclear disarmament--created the "Open Ended Working Group on Taking Forward Multilateral Disarmament Negotiations" (OEWG). On August 19 it issued its final report calling for Ban Treaty negotiations.

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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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The Safe Energy program focuses on protecting public health, taxpayer dollars, and national security by preventing the construction of expensive, dirty, and dangerous new nuclear reactors.

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In Memoriam: Lawrence Egbert, MD, MPH

Lawrence Egbert, MD, MPH, longstanding member and amazing PSR activist, died of a heart attack on June 9, 2016. He will be remembered for his actions to address climate change, abolish nuclear weapons, advocate for death with dignity, and abolish the death penalty.

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Speaking Tour: Heat Advisory

PSR's Dr. Alan Lockwood will visit 7 states this fall to highlight the health effects of climate change and speak about his new book, Heat Advisory.

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