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On the anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing, please write a letter to the editor of your local paper to express how you feel about nuclear bombs.
An op-ed from Florida PSR President and PSR National President-Elect Dr. Lynn Ringenberg, who is testifying before the EPA on the public health impacts of carbon pollution.Source: Tampa Tribune
An op-ed from PSR's Dr. Lynn Ringenberg on new emissions standards for coal-fired power plants.Source: The Tallahassee Democrat
A letter on what we can do to help the environment, by Cindy Nguyen, Thanhnga Doan, Manjari Pedapudi, Camille Imbo and Jennifer Le, Student Physicians for Social Responsibility, USF College of Medicine.Source: Tampa Bay Times
Florida PSR steering committee member Dr. Ron Saff testified against HB 281, which would encourage the president to give approval to the pipeline project. Dr. Saff said, "We should decrease our addiction to oil, not increase it with the Keystone pipeline."Source: The Florida Current
PSR/Florida sponsored Craig Stevens, Groundswell Rising Community Outreach Coordinator to come to Tallahassee to help us educate members of the legislature on the dangers of hydraulic fracturing.
PSR/Florida has been advocating for toxic chemical reform for years, providing education and resources to healthcare professionals and the public and briefing members of Congress.
PSR/Florida had an exciting and busy year. We were honored to host the national PSR Leadership Meeting in February which kicked off a year filled with activities such as meeting with legislators, writing opinion pieces, mentoring students and engaging our membership on issues of gravest threats to human health. Read on to see a list of our many activities.
A radio interview with PSR's Dr. Ira Helfand on the new report he authored on nuclear famine.Source: WMNF
SPSR established the Kids Klinic at a homeless shelter 5 years ago. Students had approached PSR mentor, Dr. Lynn Ringenberg, asking to work with homeless kids, since they get little exposure to pediatric patients their first 2 years of medical school.
A letter to the editor from PSR/Florida President Dr. Lynn Ringenberg.Source: Tampa Bay Times
Duke Energy is scuttling plans for a nuclear power facility in the state. Duke Energy has been charging nuclear cost recovery fees for the planned $24.7 billion plant in Levy County. Through these fees, Duke customers have paid $1.5 billion for the Levy County plant so far.Source: Bay News 9
Florida PSR and the Florida League of Conservation Voters, in honor of Earth Day and respect for our Mother, are bringing attention to the dangers of hydraulic fracturing.
An op-ed by PSR Florida's Dr. Lynn Ringenberg and Dr. Ronald Saff.Source: Tallahassee Democrat
An op-ed from six physicians who are members of Physicians for Social Responsibility/Florida.Source: Tallahassee Democrat
Climate change is a serious threat to human health and the environment. Yet, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is approving permits for new biomass plants. At the same time, it is doing virtually nothing to cut down on the millions of tons of global-warming and disease-causing pollutants spewed yearly from Florida’s 12 coal-fired power plants.Source: Tallahassee Democrat
PSR Tampa Bay's website has finally launched. Visit http://www.psrtampabay.org to get the latest news and events for the Tampa Bay chapter.
As crude oil gushes into the Gulf at an alarming rate, cleanup efforts are lagging behind. The ecosystems, economies, and health of the population of the Gulf Coast region are being threatened by this disaster. It is time to take a stand against our dependence on fossil fuels. Write a letter to your local representatives or to President Obama and urge them to pursue legislation that will put us on track to a cleaner energy future!
Researchers worry that the BP spill will have insidious effects on residents of the Gulf coast, many of whom are just now recovering from hurricanes Katrina and Rita. What will be the long term effects of this unprecedented spill?Source: Time
Whether you're a health professional, student, or concerned citizen, PSR/Florida can provide the collective voice of advocacy for change. Our organization brings powerful solutions to policy makers, and a respected message to the public about creating a safer, healther world today and for the future.
We are thrilled to share with you our Inaugural Newsletter!
The newsletter is meant to be an informative summary of the highlights from the past two years, and a sincere thank you to all of you who have made our work possible. We hope that you will be pleased with our accomplishments and will be encouraged to continue to support us as we strive to improve the health of Tampa Bay and make the world a little safer and greener for all. From all of us at PSR Tampa Bay have a wonderful holiday season and a safe and healthy new year!