Make a difference in the challenge to confront climate change, promote clean safe energy, and prevent the development and use of nuclear weapons.
When natural gas and oil are extracted, methane -- a potent greenhouse gas -- leaks into the atmosphere from the wells, compressors, pipes and other infrastructure. Tell EPA to regulate methane now!
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.
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
A letter to the editor from Chesapeake PSR Director Tim Whitehouse on dangerous pollution from coal-fired power plants in Maryland.Source: The Gazette
Baltimore, MarylandFilm Screening: American Gun
Part of the Film & Social Consciousness Series. Free screening with a discussion to follow. Refreshments available.
Baltimore, MarylandSymposium on Maryland's Public Health Study of Marcellus Shale
A symposium to address what is known about whether hydraulic fracturing can be done safely in Maryland. Health, science, and policy experts will comment on Maryland's public health study on hydraulic fracturing and provide recommendations on how to address health and environmental risks.
Baltimore, MarylandBaltimore 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.