Opposition to Fracking Picks Up Steam
Maryland may become the first state in the nation to ban fracking by statute: The governor, formerly a fracking supporter, announced he now favors a proposed statewide fracking ban. PSR/Chesapeake has been a leading champion of the ban, which would protect air, water and health. Meanwhile, you can help Florida advance its own proposed ban by telling their state senate that you won't vacation in Florida if fracking is allowed.
PSR Blasts Proposed Federal Budget
PSR condemned the proposed federal budget released by President Trump, saying that it "puts health protection and other human needs on a starvation diet, while feeding unnecessary dollars to our already bloated military spending." Jeff Carter, PSR's executive director, noted that Americans deeply value federal investments in health, education, and safety, and charged that the budget "is completely at odds with this reality."
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Empowering Messengers for Disarmament
PSR's message on the dangers of nuclear weapons is more relevant than ever. PSR is sponsoring the second event in our series of Speaker's Trainings in Los Angeles on April 2. In this hands-on, 4 hour workshop, Security Committee leaders will prepare you to convey the humanitarian case for disarmament using PSR resources. We anticipate hosting a third training in the Mid-Atlantic region at a future date. To reserve your spot in L.A., click here to register.
PSR Releases Report on Methane, Health and Climate
PSR has released a new report, Too Dirty, Too Dangerous: Why health professionals reject natural gas. With its summaries of recent medical and scientific studies, the report clearly conveys the health threats that accompany use of methane (natural gas) as a fuel. The report is a potent tool for challenging the headlong rush to replace coal-fired power plants with methane.
Download the report here »