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Heat Advisory: Protecting Health on a Warming Planet
by Dr. Alan Lockwood

Drawing on peer-reviewed scientific and medical research, Dr. Lockwood meticulously details the symptoms of climate change and their medical side effects.

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Protecting Public Health Standards

The Trump administration and Congress are working overtime to roll back public health rules and standards.

All of us suffer when health-protective laws and regulations such as the Clean Air Act are weakened, delayed or blocked. And children, the elderly, low-income communities, communities of color, and people with chronic diseases suffer most.

Our government should be ensuring that federal agencies enforce laws that protect our water, air quality and public health—not curb the power of these agencies to carry out their missions.

Clean air, clean water and clean energy regulations are soundly supported by the majority of people in the U.S. They know that their health relies on these critical environmental protections. 

Now more than ever we must take strong action to protect our health and safety.

See below for ways PSR is defending clean air, climate and water protections.

Protecting Clean Air

Tell Congress—defend the Clean Air Act against Big Oil!

Why the EPA shouldn't weaken or delay Clean Vehicle Standards

PSR's comments to the EPA on strengthening ground-level ozone standards

Letter on EPA's Proposed Regulatory Review

Protecting Our Climate

Climate Change Is a Threat to Health

Letter to Governors on the Clean Power Plan

PSR's report, Too Dirty, Too Dangerous: Why Health Professionals Reject Methane

Barbara Gottlieb's Testimony on EPA Methane Standards

Important Victory on the Methane Rule

Our Best Shot for Protection from Devastating Hurricanes

Protecting Clean Water

Clean Water Rule fact sheet

PSR, Allies tell the EPA: Implement water protections, don't weaken them!

Clean Water Rule comments

Delay of EPA Coal Ash Rule Threatens our water and our health

PSR Expert Testimony on Coal Ash

Page Updated November 16, 2017

Action Alerts

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  • Webinar: Health Risks of Nuclear Power

    As PSR chapters promote the transition to clean renewable energy, some are finding that nuclear power is being proposed as renewable. This webinar explores exactly why nuclear is not clean, not safe and not renewable. Read more »

  • Fracking Compendium 5 Water Excerpt

    Given the timely and important consideration of the issue by state officials in Florida, Physicians for Social Responsibility, along with Concerned Health Professionals of New York, has released excerpts from the upcoming Fifth Edition of the Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking. Released in Miami in advance of the full report, this new document contains an up-to-date analysis and compilation of the science on water contamination risks from drilling, fracking, and associated activities. Read more »

  • Natural Gas: Not a healthy or climate-protective solution for the Clean Power Plan

    Building natural gas plants to replace coal-fired power is not a solution to the climate crisis; it merely replaces one fossil fuel with another. Read more »

In the Spotlight

  • April 28, 2018
    2018 Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship Awards Ceremony
    Join Oregon PSR to celebrate the high school student winners of this year's scholarship. Featuring keynote speaker Marshallese anti-nuclear and climate activist and poet Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner. April 28 at 6 pm in Portland, Oregon.