Make a difference in the challenge to confront global warming and prevent nuclear war and the development and use of nuclear weapons.
In his historic visit to Hiroshima, President Obama restated his desire for a world free of nuclear weapons. Please write a letter advocating concrete actions to achieve this.
Maryland’s Department of the Environment (MDE) is moving ahead to finalize best management practices for hydraulic fracturing in the Marcellus Shale. It is in the process of updating its draft report, Marcellus Shale Safe Drilling Initiative Study Part II Best Practices. Chesapeake PSR submitted comments expressing concerned that the proposed best practices are not based on a scientific assessment of likely impacts in Maryland and would allow polluters to hide behind complicated trade secret rules and non-disclosure agreements. We are working with our partners and legislators to fix key problems in the report. Read are comments here.
In addition, PSR , the Maryland Environmental Health Network, and the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments submitted comments on a study being commissioned by the Maryland’s Department of Health & Mental Hygiene on the proposed health effects of hydraulic fracturing. The draft scope of the study is found at www.marcellushealth.org. Chesapeake PSR has been a key player in Maryland in pushing for increased attention to the health concerns associated with hydraulic fracturing. Read our comments here.
Please stay involved. Sign up for our newsletter. Support a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing in Maryland until experts establish that it can be done safely in Maryland.
Thank the EPA for releasing standard on new and modified oil and gas operations -- and ask them to move swiftly to set limits on existing methane sources. Our climate and our health are at stake.
Tell Congress to make TSCA reform as strong as possible.
The latest research and fracking's impacts on community health, featuring speaker Larysa Dyrszka, MD. Read more »
Children are often left out of the conversation on climate change, but sadly they will bear a disproportionate share of the burdens brought on by our warming planet. Read more »
Our second train-the-trainer lecture reviews new research on endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and how to counsel patients on reducing day to day exposures. Speaker: Dr. Johanna Congleton. Read more »