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  • The fight continues—NoDAPL
    Posted by Kathy Attar, MPH on February 14, 2017

    Early this week President Trump ordered the U.S. army to expedite the North Dakota Access Pipeline and they did. The Army granted the final permit for the oil pipeline—despite strong objection from Native American Tribes, and public health and environmental groups including PSR. Read more »
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  • PSR-Chesapeake Helps Nix Lead-emitting Incinerator Planned for Baltimore
    Posted by Suyeon Yang and Barbara Gottlieb on March 28, 2016

    PSR-Chesapeake, environmental advocates and community groups in Baltimore successfully pressured the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) to declare invalid the permit for a trash-to-energy incinerator proposed for construction in Baltimore. Read more »

  • The Flint Lead Crisis
    Posted by Alan H. Lockwood, M.D., F.A.A.N. on March 8, 2016

    The multiple tragedies that have attended the knowledge that large amounts of lead contaminates the water supply for Flint, Michigan, have refocused national attention on the toxin that was forgotten, but not gone. Read more »

  • PSR Testifies on Coal Ash as an Environmental Justice Issue
    Posted by Barbara Gottlieb on February 9, 2016

    PSR’s writing and advocacy on coal ash brought us before the U.S. Civil Rights Commission, where Environment & Health Director Barbara Gottlieb and PSR member Yolanda Whyte, MD of Georgia were asked to provide testimony. Read more »
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  • It's time to ban nuclear weapons.
    Posted by Kami Veltri, MS-1 on December 5, 2014

    Four months ago, I was traveling across the Kazakh steppe by plane, train and bike with fellow students and young physicians from around the world. Two weeks ago, I was watching a 1987 documentary with fellow Washingtonians at our local Busboys and Poets, a community center for social transformation and delicious eats. Read more »