This month Gov. Martin O'Malley signed the offshore wind power bill into law, positioning Maryland to lead in harnessing our state's most abundant clean energy resource.
Thanks to Marylanders like you, we are putting our state at the forefront of a new American offshore wind power industry. Join Chesapeake Bay Area PSR in College Park on May 3 at 5:30 pm to celebrate this victory!Learn more »
On March 13th, we'll stand tall as a movement in Annapolis, and demand protections against the dangers of fracking in Maryland. Join us at 10:30 am across from the Maryland State House.Learn more »
The NRC has derailed plans for the construction of a new reactor in Maryland citing a provision that prohibits foreign-ownership of U.S. nuclear reactors. PSR members in the Baltimore-based Chesapeake chapter worked to prevent this reactor from being built, citing safety concerns over highly radioactive waste, uranium mining and potential accidents.Read more »
Chesapeake PSR recently hosted a Climate Change, Health and You training. Dr. Cindy Parker identified the sources of greenhouse gases, discussed the implications for human health, and showed how health professionals and health advocates can help change policies to slow and stop climate change.View pictures from the training »
Toxics and global warming create pervasive threats to health. PSR responds via chemical policy reform, climate policy advocacy, practitioner education, and “Code Black,” a campaign to reduce pollution and global warming.More on Environment and Health »
The nuclear weapons danger is real and growing: nuclear terrorism, proliferation, and thousands of weapons still on hair-trigger alert in the United States and Russia. Fortunately, there also are new opportunities to eliminate this threat.More on Nuclear Weapons »
Coal-fired power plants are the leading global warming culprit in the U.S., accounting for more than 30 percent of our nation's carbon dioxide emissions. They also are one of the nation's largest sources of air pollutants that damage cardiovascular and respiratory health and threaten healthy child development.More on Code Black: Coal’s Assault on America’s Health Campaign »
Physicians, health professionals, and environmental health experts share their ideas, inspiration, and analysis about toxic chemicals and environmental health policy.More on Environmental Health Policy Institute »
With each passing month, scientific evidence continues to mount that the earth’s climate is rapidly changing.More on Global Warming »
Two years after the cataclysmic induced but human caused reactor meltdown at the Fukushima-Daiichi reactors in Japan, much remains to be done for nuclear safety in the United States.
Dr. Cindy Parker spoke at the rally on behalf of PSR, saying, “If the climate is allowed to change, we are not going to be able to cure that, we are not going to be able to fix that. The only way is to prevent it.”Source: Washington Post
An op-ed by Chesapeake PSR steering committee member Dr. Gwen DuBois on nuclear power.Source: Baltimore Sun
Chesapeake Bay Area PSR co-sponsors this screening as part of the Film & Social Consciousness DVD Series. Discussion to follow.
Make a difference in the challenge to confront global warming and prevent nuclear war and the development and use of nuclear weapons.
Climate change’s threats to human health and life are growing. Will you join our latest effort to roll back climate change?
Many products we buy are seriously toxic – they can disrupt the hormone system, cause cancer, even birth defects. Join us in asking major retailers to remove toxic products from their shelves.
In 2012, we saw members and chapters across the country work together to make a difference. Watch this video to see some of the scenes from our expert tours, testimony, Facebook chats and media outreach. Read more »
Chesapeake Bay Area PSR's Drs. Cindy Parker and Gwen DuBois provided testimony on the health benefits a proposed offshore wind bill compared to fossil fuels and nuclear power. Read more »