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Environment & Health

Student PSR believes that individual and community health are intrinsically linked to the health of the environment; in order to improve our own health, we develop a more sustainable relationship with the environment. As health professionals in training, we are in a unique position to highlight the medical problems caused by environmental degradation. Through education and advocacy, SPSR addresses a wide range of environmental issues at the local, regional and national level.

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  • Too Dirty, Too Dangerous

    There are compelling reasons to question the use of natural gas (methane), given the risks it poses to human health. This new report from PSR summarizes recent scientific findings that document methane’s implications for health. Read more »

  • Letter to House on CRA

    Letter to House members signed by PSR and partner groups opposing the Congressional Review Act resolution of disapproval that would block air pollution limits that address the leakage of methane. Read more »

  • Congressional Review Act Handout

    Congress is poised to use the CRA to dismantle Clean Air and Clean Water protections. CRA allows Congress by majority vote in both chambers (with limited debate and no opportunity for a filibuster) to void recently issued rules-resulting in communities losing dozens of health, safety and environmental protections. Read more »

  • Fact Sheet on Anti-Health Bills

    The House of Representatives has introduced several bills that will jeopardize federal rules that protect our air, water and overall safety. Read more »

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Action Alerts

  • It's time to put our health before polluter profits

    Climate change is endangering us now, harming public health and causing damage to our communities from extreme weather events. Tell your senators that rolling back methane pollution standards, a key step in our fight against climate change, is unacceptable!

  • Tell Congress: Protect our Health -- Oppose extreme anti-health bills

    Congress should ensure that federal agencies enforce laws that protect our water, air quality and public health--not curb the power of those agencies to carry out their mission. Tell your representative you oppose the REINS Act and the Midnight Rule Relief Act of 2017.

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