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.
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.Read more »
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.”
Coal-fired power plants are the leading global warming culprit in the U.S., accounting for more than 30 percent of our nation's carbon dioxide emissions. They also are one of the nation's largest sources of air pollutants that damage cardiovascular and respiratory health and threaten healthy child development.More on Code Black: Coal’s Assault on America’s Health Campaign »
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
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
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
Make a difference in the challenges of preventing global warming and nuclear war while facilitating the switch to energy efficiency.
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.
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