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