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News

  • June 27, 2014
    No Fracking Secrets Petition Launched

    Health and environmental groups, lead by Chesapeake PSR, have launched a petition calling on Governor O'Malley to support a six point proposal on chemical disclosure in the event that Maryland authorizes the extraction of natural gas through a process of known as hydraulic fracturing. Amoung the proposal's provisions are: chemical formulas and other agents injected into the environment must not be subject to disclosure restrictions under trade secret regulations; and, drilling companies must provide comprehensive data to the state on the health effects of the chemicals used.

  • April 17, 2014
    PSR-initiated fracking bill lauded: "Fracking chemicals should be disclosed"

    PSR-Chesapeake helped launch legislation in Maryland to allow health professionals to learn what chemicals are used in hydraulic fracturing. A Maryland newspaper penned a highly supportive editorial.

    Source: Frederick News-Post
  • February 19, 2014
    Fuming over air pollution

    A letter to the editor from Chesapeake PSR Director Tim Whitehouse on dangerous pollution from coal-fired power plants in Maryland.

    Source: The Gazette
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Events

  • August 9, 2014

    Baltimore, Maryland

    Baltimore Nagasaki Commemoration

    For the 30th year, the Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee will remember the atomic bombings of Japan on August 6 & 9, 1945, which killed more than 200,000 people.

  • August 6, 2014

    Baltimore, Maryland

    Baltimore Hiroshima Commemoration

    For the 30th year, the Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee will remember the atomic bombings of Japan on August 6 & 9, 1945, which killed more than 200,000 people.

  • July 16, 2014

    Baltimore, Maryland

    Health Impact Assessment Workshop

    The Maryland Environmental Health Network, Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility, Maryland Nonprofits, and the Alliance of Nurses for a Healthy Environment are offering a workshop on Health Impact Assessment as a tool for policy-making and environmental health advocacy.

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