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Governor Martin O'Malley has released a new climate action plan to reduce carbon emissions by 25 percent in Maryland.Source: Maryland Department of the Environment
A letter to the editor from Dr. Gwen L. DuBois, Chesapeake PSR steering committee member.Source: Baltimore Sun
Two years after the cataclysmic induced but human caused reactor meltdown at the Fukushima-Daiichi reactors in Japan, much remains to be done for nuclear safety in the United States.
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.
Baltimore, MarylandChesapeake 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.