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  • Michigan PSR

    Last summer, Michiganders launched the Michigan PSR Chapter. We join the admirable legacy of PSR chapters and build on national efforts that continue to strive toward peace, sustaina-bility and health.

    In Michigan, we will set our sights on energy efficiency, coal, and renewables highlighting the health impacts as well the overall impact global climate change will have on the future of our communities here in Michigan.

    Stephanie Dernek leads Michigan PSR in building an active and engaged chapter as well as spearheading PSR's efforts in Michigan around energy efficiency, renewable energy, and coal-fired power plants.

  • PSR to EPA: Protect health, slash carbon emissions

    Climate change is one of the greatest threats to health in the 21st century, making it urgent that we slash carbon emissions. The EPA's proposed rule to limit carbon emissions from new coal-fired power plants gives us an opportunity to do just that. Barbara Gottlieb, PSR's Director of Environment and Health, testified before the EPA, calling on them to pass a strong rule.

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  • Governor Snyder’s Energy Recommendations

    The package of energy proposals announced by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder Dec. 19 is a major step forward toward making Michigan healthier and more prosperous, according to Alexis Blizman, legislative and policy director at the Ecology Center.

    “The public health impacts from burning coal are well documented,” said Stephanie Dernek, director of the Michigan chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility. “By reducing our dependence on coal, we reduce the negative impacts to health that come with fossil fuel combustion. With investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy we can make real progress for Michigan, decreasing asthma, heart disease, cancers and premature birth and death.”

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  • Nuclear Energy a Danger to Health
    February 18, 2014

    Alfred Meyer is a board member of the Nobel Prize-winning or­ganization PSR. He has been traveling around Michigan talking with concerned citizens about the physical and environ­mental dangers associated with nuclear energy.

    Source: Monroe News
  • The Costs and Risks of Nuclear Power
    February 13, 2014

    A radio interview with PSR Board Member Alfred Meyer, who is currently on a speaking tour of Michigan, on the costs and risks of nuclear power.

    Source: WMUK
  • Anti-nuclear activist to speak at Western Michigan University as part of Michigan tour
    February 13, 2014

    Calling nuclear energy "clean energy" is a misnomer, said Alfred Meyer, a member of the board of directors of Physicians for Social Responsibility.

    Source: MLive
  • Rwandan Genocide 20 years later
    September 18, 2014

    Join Michigan Physicians for Social Responsibility as we commemorate International Peace Day with an event highlighting the work of Dr. Michael Harbut as Medical Director in the Zairean Refugee camps during the Rwandan genocide.

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  • Reduce Carbon Pollution -- Support a Strong EPA Rule

    Guided by the values and expertise of medicine and public health, Physicians for Social Responsibility works to protect humanity from the gravest threats to health and survival. Right now, you can make a difference by registering your comments on the EPA's new Clean Power rule to limit carbon from existing coal-burning power plants. Just click the button to get started.

  • Let Diplomacy Work with Iran!

    Please tell your representative and senators to resist Congressional meddling with crucial negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program.

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Stephanie Dernek
339 E. Liberty, Suite 300
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104
(734) 369-9261