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Tell President Obama and the US DOT to stop oil trains carrying diluted tar sands and fracked shale oil from the Bakken formation—both are more toxic, more explosive, and more carbon-intensive than conventional crude.

Maye Thompson, PhD, RN

Portland, Oregon
Speaker Topic: Toxics
Medical Specialty: Nursing
PSR Affiliation: Former staff, Oregon PSR
Media Experience: Television, Radio, Writing (editorials, op-eds), Public Speaking

Why PSR?

PSR is that rare combination of rigorous thinking and analysis, and unabashed advoacy once we have our data straight and cited. It has a great track record (no nuclear exchange yet!) and is an exciting supportive place to work.

Biographical Sketch

Maye Thompson, RN, PhD is active in Portland OR. Her PhD in nursing focused on women's health and policy. She has been an environmental health advocate for 12 years, first as a volunteer, then with PSR. Her interest in Environmental Health was piqued early in her nursing career, working with farm workers in California's Central Valley.

To request Dr. Thompson as a speaker, please email psrnatl@psr.org or call 202-667-4260.

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