Make a difference in the challenge to confront global warming and prevent nuclear war and the development and use of nuclear weapons.
When natural gas and oil are extracted, methane -- a potent greenhouse gas -- leaks into the atmosphere from the wells, compressors, pipes and other infrastructure. Tell EPA to regulate methane now!
PSR Arizona was awarded a grant by PSR National in 2010 to address the Code Black project, opposing coal and educating the community about the hazards of coal ash. We worked with the Arizona Corporation Commission (our utility commission) to develop a ruling that requires energy utilities to monetize the cost of human health, environmental and water "externalities" (hidden and previously unaccounted for costs) in energy production costs. We also very actively promote renewable energy expansion in Arizona, especially solar power to replace coal mining and combustion and any further nuclear power development.
We are also available and are called on to speak on the health effects of coal, the costs, dangers and risks of nuclear power, and the benefits and co-benefits of renewable energies as participants in various community and political forums.
Tell the president we need strong coal power plant wastewater rules in order to safeguard our water from arsenic, mercury and other toxic chemicals.
Coal ash is toxic. Tell President Obama that protection from coal ash contamination has to be robust, mandatory and nationwide.
Fact sheet on Tucson Electric Power and its reliance on dirty out-of-state coal power. Read more »
PSR Arizona President Barbara Warren, MD, MPH, discusses clean energy. Read more »