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Congress & The Administration
August 3, 2017
EPA Drops Illegal Effort to Delay Ozone Protections
In response to legal action by public health, environmental, and community organizations, including PSR, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has dropped its proposed delay of the 2015 ozone standards.
August 3, 2017
EPA chief backtracks on delaying rules reducing emissions
In addition to the suit by a group of states led by New York, Pruitt was sued last month by a dozen public health and environmental groups, including the American Lung Association, Physicians for Social Responsibility and the Sierra Club.
Source: Miami Herald
July 12, 2017
Health and Environmental Groups Sue EPA Over Its Delay of Clean Air Protections for Millions
Today, health, environmental and community groups sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to stop the agency’s delay in implementation of the 2015 smog standard.
July 10, 2017
Dozens testify against Trump administration's proposed delay of key methane rule
At the hearing, Barbara Gottlieb, director of environment and health for PSR, told the three-member EPA panel that the scientific community now has multiple peer-reviewed studies that show a statistical association between living near an oil and gas drilling site and severe human health impacts.
July 5, 2017
Health Advocates Call Court's Ruling to Regulate Methane a Win for Clean Air and a Healthy Climate
In a win for public health and the climate, the federal appeals court in Washington blocked the Trump administration’s suspension of EPA standards that keep methane and toxic gas pollution from oil and gas wells out of the air we breathe.
Time for Real Change on Nuclear Weapons, Global Warming, and Toxic Chemical Policies
With a new administration and Congress comes the opportunity for the U.S. to take global leadership in working toward the elimination of all nuclear weapons, and for dramatic reductions in global greenhouse gases and environmental toxins.
PSR has put together a packet of briefing materials on these core issues that you can use to educate yourself, your community and your Congressional representatives.
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Page Updated October 9, 2013
Nuclear Weapons Community Cost Calculator
Each April, Dr. Bob Dodge, PSR-LA Board Member and co-founder of Citizens for Peaceful Resolutions, calculates the cost of nuclear weapons programs to our communities. See what the costs are in your community. Read more »
U.S. Nuclear Buildup Fact Sheet
A nuclear spending binge: security and economic downfalls of the proposed buildup of the U.S. nuclear arsenal. Read more »
PSR Expert Testimony on Coal Ash
Chesapeake PSR is suing the EPA over a proposed delay in a rule that slashes coal ash waste discharges into rivers and streams. PSR National Environment & Health Director Barbara Gottlieb gave expert testimony on the health impacts of coal ash disposal. Read more »