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News and Events

News

  • 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.

  • September 6, 2013
    Chapter asks Governor to Intervene on Coal Plants

    Chesapeake Chapter has co-signed a letter to Governor O'Malley asking the state to take greater protections to address air quality problems caused by coal-fired power plants in the Baltimore area.

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Events

  • January 24, 2014

    Poolesville, Maryland

    Public 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.

  • January 14, 2014

    Potomac, Maryland

    Public 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.

  • 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.

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In the Spotlight

  • 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.