Make a difference in the challenge to confront climate change, promote clean safe energy, and prevent the development and use of nuclear weapons.
Tell President Obama to reject the Keystone XL pipeline. It poses too great a threat to survival and health.
A letter to the editor from Chesapeake PSR Director Tim Whitehouse on dangerous pollution from coal-fired power plants in Maryland.Source: The Gazette
Chesapeake PSR has recommended that the authors of a state-commissioned report on the health impacts of natural gas production in the Marcellus Shale develop a new statement of purpose; that the report contain a separate section or appendix with information on the chemicals used in the HVHF process; and that report contain a separate section on the limitations of the report.
Chesapeake PSR supports preliminary draft regulations in Maryland on nitrogen oxide emission limitations from coal-fired power plants that require that these plants operate state-of-the art controls commensurate with historically demonstrated efficiencies.
Poolesville, MarylandPublic Health and Climate Change: The Truth is More than Just Inconvenient
Professor Sara Via of the University of Maryland will discuss the science behind climate change and how climate change will affect all aspects of human life -- social, political and economic -- in the 21st Century.
Potomac, MarylandPublic Health and Climate Change: Hydraulic Fracturing in Maryland?
Gina Angiola, MD will discuss the climate, environmental and public health risks of hydraulic fracturing and the current effort in Maryland to develop best management practices that would allow hydraulic fracturing to occur in the western part of the state.
PSR's Dr. Alan Lockwood will be presenting an overview of the life cycle of coal; from extraction to combustion and beyond for health professionals and those interested in public health issues. He will also discuss coal’s impact on air, water, climate change, as well as our economy. Finally, Dr. Lockwood will present examples of some of the myths that supporters of coal use and how we can refute these false claims.