Make a difference in the challenge to confront global warming and prevent nuclear war and the development and use of nuclear weapons.
When natural gas and oil are extracted, methane -- a potent greenhouse gas -- leaks into the atmosphere from the wells, compressors, pipes and other infrastructure. Tell EPA to regulate methane now!
Congress & The Administration
August 27, 2015
About clean power and public health
An op-ed on the Clean Power Plan from PSR President Dr. Lynn Ringenberg.
August 20, 2015
The best energy expenditure is negative
An op-ed by PSR member Sara Via, PhD.
Source: Baltimore Sun
August 5, 2015
Health groups praise Obama plan on coal, saying it will save lives
Neurologist Alan Lockwood, a senior scientist with the advocacy group Physicians for Social Responsibility, estimated that coal-fired power plants are linked to 50,000 deaths a year in the USA, and that coal contributes to four of the five leading causes of death -- heart disease, cancer, stroke and chronic respiratory disease.
Source: USA Today
July 1, 2015
EPA must hold polluters accountable
Op-ed by PSR Executive Director Dr. Catherine Thomasson and PSR member Dr. Michael Harbut.
Source: The Detroit News
June 18, 2015
New Report Details Toxic Water Pollution from Power Plants
As the EPA weighs the nation’s first limits on toxic water pollution from power plants -- due in September -- a new report details the damage caused by the wastewater and the need for strong regulations to protect public health.
Source: Environmental Protection
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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In the Spotlight
September 19, 2015
Nukebusters Short Film Awards
The votes are in! Five hundred people and three celebrity judges chose the best films on nuclear weapons.