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Tell President Obama and the US DOT to stop oil trains carrying diluted tar sands and fracked shale oil from the Bakken formation—both are more toxic, more explosive, and more carbon-intensive than conventional crude.

Coal Mining: The Toxic Risk

December 16, 2011
Palmer, Alaska

Time: 7:00 pm
Location: MTA building, 480 Commercial Drive, Palmer

PSR is working with our friends in Alaska Community Action on Toxics to provide information on the dangers to health posed by proposed coal strip mining in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. If you are anywhere in the Anchorage area, please consider attending their event to learn:

  • Why coal dust is toxic, and how residents from the Mat-Su to Anchorage may be exposed
  • Other community health risks associated with coal mining
  • Organizing efforts to address community health concerns

If all goes well, you’ll view a powerful new slideshow by Dr. Alan Lockwood, PSR national board member and primary author of Coal’s Assault on Human Health.

Action Alerts

  • Tell President Obama: Ban Oil Trains

    Tell President Obama and the US DOT to stop oil trains carrying diluted tar sands and fracked shale oil from the Bakken formation—both are more toxic, more explosive, and more carbon-intensive than conventional crude.

  • Tell EPA: Public Health needs a strong Haze Rule

    The EPA must improve the Regional Haze Rule so polluters are held accountable and everyone can experience healthy air at our national parks and wilderness areas.

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