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Tell the EPA you want strong standards in 2016 for methane leaks from existing natural gas and oil wells.
Florida PSR joined partner groups and activists rallying in Tallahassee, FL and Brandon, FL against a proposed pro-fracking bill in the state senate.
An op-ed from PSR President Dr. Lynn Ringenberg.Source: Tallahassee Democrat
A letter to the editor from PSR President Dr. Lynn Ringenberg.Source: Tampa Bay Times
Florida PSR's Lonnie Draper and Ray Bellamy discuss the potential for groundwater contamination from fracking.Source: Tampa Bay Times
A letter to the editor from Florida PSR's Dr. Ray Bellamy.Source: Tallahassee Democrat
A resolution supporting legislation providing for a statewide ban on hydraulic fracturing, acid fracturing, or any well stimulation performed for the purposes of exploration or production of oil or natural gas in the state of Florida.
An op-ed by PSR Florida's Dr. Lonnie Draper.Source: Tallahassee Democrat
It is with a heavy heart that we report that Dr. Ben Pollara, Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics at USF passed away yesterday evening after a prolonged illness.
Tampa native and former Florida Governor Bob Martinez was this year’s recipient of the 6th Annual T. Terrell Sessums Award in recognition of his state and community leadership, high standards and environmental stewardship.
Incoming Board President Dr. Lonnie Draper and Board Member Dr. Ron Saff delivered a letter to Governor Rick Scott asking for his strong leadership in putting together a health-protective energy policy plan for Florida; a plan with emphasis on energy efficiency and renewable energy sources.
Dr. Ron Saff, an allergy and asthma specialist and a member of PSR, warned that the time for talk has already passed as Florida is feeling the effects of human-induced global warming.Source: Tampa Bay Times
Florida PSR held a Peace Luncheon to commemorate the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Dr. Ron Saff's practice, the Allergy & Asthma Diagnostic Treatment Center, has been awarded recognition as a "Green Doctor Office" by My Green Doctor.
An op-ed by PSR Board Member Dr. Lynn Ringenberg on the dangers of coal ash.Source: Sun Sentinel
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.
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!