In October, Shell Puget Sound Refinery withdrew its application to build a facility to receive Bakken crude oil by rail. WPSR and others in the Stand Up to Oil coalition were gearing up for public hearings on the project's environmental impacts when we heard the good news. Thank you to all who commented last year during the project’s scoping period. Together we are turning the tide on dirty fuels!Read more »
In the state of Washington, 45% of greenhouse gas emissions are due to the transportation sector. Sound Transit Proposition 1 is an important opportunity for expanding public transportation – including light rail and buses – in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties. Adoption of this proposal will have both long-term health benefits from reduction in climate-related health threats and near-term co-benefits from reduction of air pollutants.Read more »
Resolution 31667 unanimously passed the full Seattle City Council under the leadership of Councilmember Kshama Sawant. The resolution states the city's support for moving Seattle City Light away from fossil fuels and nuclear energy. It also calls for an ongoing evaluation of the Columbia Generating Station on the basis of health, safety, reliability, and cost.Read more in the Tri-Cities Herald
We successfully lobbied our elected officials to form a historic nuclear agreement with Iran last summer, but our work is not done. WPSR hosted Dr. Ira Helfand, Co-President of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, for a talk at Seattle Town Hall on March 20. He spoke about why nuclear war is still a real possibility, and what can be done to prevent it.Watch video of the full talk
Op-ed co-authored by PSR members David Hall, MD and Leonard Eiger.Source: Seattle Times
Letter to the editor from Washington PSR's Dr. Bruce Amundson.Source: Seattle Times
At their 2016 House of Delegates meeting, the Washington Academy of Family Physicians passed a number of important resolutions, including resolutions in support of paid parental leave and for policies "that both reduce pollution and address the causes of climate change to create healthier, sustainable communities."Source: Washington Family Physician
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Please ask your senators to cosponsor Sen. Franken's bill to challenge the trillion dollar nuclear weapons buildup.
Tell Congress: Hands off the health protection that EPA is trying to provide! Protect us from methane and ozone emissions now!