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  • December 19, 2013
    The Curtis Bay incinerator will endanger Marylanders

    The students at Benjamin Franklin High School have it right. They have organized against Energy Answers' waste-to-energy incinerator planned for a location within one mile of three schools in Curtis Bay.

    Source: Baltimore Sun
  • September 11, 2013
    Baltimore Tops in Air Pollution Deaths

    Baltimore has a higher rate of premature deaths from air pollution than any other city in the country

  • September 6, 2013
    Chapter Comments to State on Fracking

    Chesapeake Chapter has submitted comments to the state on the draft Best Management Practices for hydraulic fracturing. We were highly critical of the state’s decision to establish best practices before conducting studies of hydraulic fracturing’s possible impacts on Marylanders’ health and of the proposed imposition of a "medical gag rule" in Maryland.

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Events

  • November 19, 2013
    Webinar: Health Impacts of Coal

    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.

  • November 9, 2013

    Baltimore, Maryland

    Chesapeake PSR Annual Dinner

    The Chesapeake Chapter of the Physicians for Social Responsibility cordially invites you to its Annual Chapter Dinner, featuring speaker Arjun Makhijani, President of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research.

  • October 10, 2013

    Baltimore, Maryland

    Individual and Societal Health Impacts of Climate Change

    A CME lecture on climate change by Cindy L. Parker MD, MPH. Dr. Parker is a Board Member of National PSR and on the Steering Committee of the Cheasapeake PSR Chapter, where she helps direct the Chapter's climate and clean energy work.

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