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  • December 19, 2012
    Video: PSR Members Inspire, Empower, and Engage

    With your help we are working to reduce the threat of nuclear war, educate the public about the dangers of climate change, demand safe, clean energy, and warn about global consequences of limited nuclear war. So many of you have supported us all year long in so many ways, we made this video for you. Watch to see some of the scenes from our expert tours, testimony, Facebook chats and media outreach.

  • December 13, 2012
    Maryland Residents Call for Moratorium on Hydraulic Fracturing of Natural Gas

    PSR co-hosted "Drilling Down: A Conference on Fracking Risks and Action in Maryland," at the University of Baltimore's Langsdale Auditorium. Residents from all over Maryland and parts of Pennsylvania participated for a full day of education on what's at stake with the introduction of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) for the extraction of natural gas to the state of Maryland.

    Source: Metro Business Media
  • December 8, 2012
    Drilling Down: A Conference on Fracking Risks and Action in Maryland

    Chesapeake PSR, national PSR and Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) are hosting a statewide fracking conference on December 8, 2012 at the University of Baltimore.

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  • August 6, 2013

    Cambridge, Massachusetts

    Remembering Hiroshima

    Featuring speakers Brian Corr, Ira Helfand MD, and Pat Scanlon. Co-sponsored by GBPSR.

  • July 22, 2013

    Baltimore, Maryland

    Why Should Health Professionals Know About Fracking?

    Implications for human health and health policy, featuring speakers Yousef Zarbalian, MD and Timothy P. Whitehouse, JD.

  • June 7, 2013

    Baltimore, Maryland

    Film Screening: Trading Places

    Chesapeake Bay Area PSR co-sponsors this screening as part of the Film & Social Consciousness DVD Series. Discussion to follow.

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  • 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.