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  • Tell the Oil and Gas Industry: Lower your emissions!

    Last fall, several thousand PSR members petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency to issue a strong rule limiting methane leaks from proposed oil and gas wells. Join us in thanking EPA for issuing that rule -- and call on them to create similar rules for existing wells, where leaks of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, are accelerating climate change today.

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  • PSR Endorses Ban on Hydraulic Fracturing

    PSR's board voted recently to endorse a ban on hydraulic fracturing or "fracking." Fracking, a process of extracting natural gas and oil from deep underground deposits, not only causes toxic contamination of water, air and land; it also results in leakage of large amounts of methane, a greenhouse gas far more  powerful than CO2.

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  • Efficient Coal Is Like Healthy Cigarettes

    PSR joins 81 health organizations and 300,000 health professionals calling on G7 countries to lead on an accelerated coal phase out. Air pollution is the gravest health threat worldwide along with climate threats. Japan is planning 47 new coal plants and exporting their marginally more efficient technology. G7 should be supporting wind, solar and efficiency technologies for our health!

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  • Prepare yourself for more tick and flea bites!

    Climate change modifies weather, and weather can affect the range and lifecycle of disease-bearing vectors like ticks, mosquitoes and fleas. The result can be expansion of these vectors into areas where they were previously not found, increases in their activity, and exposure of more people to dangerous diseases like Lyme disease (see photo). "Climate Change Makes Me Sick!" explains the climate connection and provides actions to combat climate change.

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Join our campaign! 159 nations favor eliminating nuclear weapons based on their humanitarian impact. If you agree, click here.

Environment and Health

Join PSR's new campaign, Clean Energy Saves Lives. Each month you'll take one simple action, educating your community and urging state decision-makers to opt for clean renewables and energy efficiency.

Safe Energy

The Safe Energy program focuses on protecting public health, taxpayer dollars, and national security by preventing the construction of expensive, dirty, and dangerous new nuclear reactors.

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Thank the EPA for releasing standard on new and modified oil and gas operations -- and ask them to move swiftly to set limits on existing methane sources. Our climate and our health are at stake.

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What now, after the Supreme Court stay?

The Supreme Court in February 2016 issued a "stay," or a temporary suspension, of the Clean Power Plan while a lower court reviews a legal challenge. This situation raises many questions. Read more »

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Learn about the impacts of hydraulic fracturing on human health, communities, and the planet.
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