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Coal ash is toxic. Tell President Obama that protection from coal ash contamination has to be robust, mandatory and nationwide.
Maxine Fookson, RN's blog from Gaza
Oregon PSR opposes adoption of the Trans-Pacific Partnership by the United States, and urges our congressional delegation to oppose the Trade Priorities Act of 2014 and any other similar fast track legislation for the TPP.
Oregon PSR and Health Care Without Harm are teaming up with Food & Water Watch to press Congress to act on critical legislation that would address the routine/sub-therapeutic use of antibiotics in raising food animals.
Decision deals another heavy blow to coal exports in state, continuing a regional trend.
Given the poor economics and reliability of nuclear projects in the Pacific Northwest it is imperative that citizens and utilities carefully assess the financial costs and safety risks associated with renewed development of nuclear power.Source: Crosscut
Oregon PSR Board President Dr. Susan Katz asks "How many more sobering reports and conclusions do we need before decision-makers act to protect public health against the worst impacts of climate change and hold polluters accountable?"Source: The Bend Bulletin
The Environmental Health Interns will work independently to review the recent literature and prepare a brief paper describing the human health effects of low-dose exposure to selected environmental toxins, probable sources of those exposures and suggested ways to avoid possible contact, especially for pregnant women and children.
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington denied a motion to dismiss, allowing the Clean Water Act case to proceed against BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) for coal contamination of U.S. waterways.