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  • June 27, 2014

    Fracking and Health: New Resources

    "Fracking" for oil and natural gas releases toxic chemicals and toxic gases that can contaminate the water, the air, and the land. Growing evidence shows that harms human health -- even the health of farm animals raised near fracking operations. PSR's new resources examine how fracking operates, why it is so dangerous, and what health risks it poses. Watch videos of our recent webinars and download our new fact sheets.



  • June 27, 2014

    PSR Welcomes New Climate Organizer

    PSR is pleased to announce that Kelly Benjamin has joined our national staff as Climate Organizer. Kelly worked most recently as a campaign organizer for the Service Employees International Union. He has also organized electoral campaigns and freelanced as a journalist.  We're delighted that he'll be applying this valuable range of skills to PSR's fight against climate change. Welcome, Kelly!



  • June 24, 2014

    Student PSR Representatives to 21st IPPNW World Congress Seek Your Support

    It’s less than 30 days before the IPPNW International Peace Bike Tour and 21st World Congress! Michelle and Kami need your help to get to Kazakhstan.

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  • June 20, 2014

    Climate change threatens health. Support EPA protections.

    Summer brings vacation fun. It may also bring the unwelcome and dangerous consequences of climate change: heat, heat stroke, increased ozone levels... drought and wildfires... severe storms... expanding ranges for disease-carrying mosquitoes. Here is a way to take action to help slow climate change: Voice your support for the EPA's protective measures to limit carbon pollution from power plants.

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  • June 13, 2014

    What’s Next for Toxics Reform?

    Almost every week a new study shows the connection between toxic chemicals and health. Over the past year PSR and our allies have been working to reform the law which regulates toxic chemicals. Unfortunately, the current reform proposals in the House and Senate are still lacking the necessary protections from toxic chemicals -- and both proposals appear to be stalled until next year. So what's next?

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  • June 9, 2014

    Remember Your Father on Father's Day

    Father's Day is Sunday, June 15th. Honor your father and the health of the planet by making a gift in his honor, and we will send him a PSR Father's Day Card.

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  • June 5, 2014

    Phone Conversation with President Obama

    President Obama, in a phone call with health groups including PSR, used a health frame to describe the EPA’s proposed rule to reduce carbon pollution from power plants. President Obama described the rule as a way of "reducing the carbon pollution that hurts the health of our kids and the health of the planet" and called it a path to a "cleaner, healthier, more prosperous future."

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  • May 30, 2014

    Real Chemical Reform, Not Industry-Backed Reform

    PSR's strong stance on the need for chemical policy reform was featured in the news blog of a widely read Capitol Hill paper. In a powerful article published in The Hill, PSR toxics program manager Kathy Attar states, "What is before Congress is reform that protects the chemical industry. As a public health advocate and parent, I won't settle for these hollow measures. Our congressional leaders shouldn't either."

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  • May 29, 2014

    Representing YOU on Capitol Hill for "DC Days"

    The PSR team for DC Days, 2014 met with legislators and administration officials to advocate for reducing and eliminating nuclear weapons, for safe handling of nuclear wastes and for nuclear weapons complex cleanup. Our team (seen here at a reception in Clayburn House Ofc. Bldg.) included Chuck Johnson representing Oregon & Washington PSR; Ann Suellentrop, PSR/Kansas City; and Martin Fleck, PSR Security Program Director. In three days, 55 activists from 20 organizations participated in 87 meetings in this co-sponsored event with Alliance for Nuclear Accountability.

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  • May 28, 2014

    Urgency of Limits on Carbon Pollution

    PSR senior scientist Alan Lockwood, MD, spoke to the press recently to advocate for a strong EPA rule limiting carbon pollution from power plants. Dr. Lockwood called the proposed EPA standards "the most important public health measure of our generation." See his op-ed in US News and World Report -- and be sure to endorse his perspective by voting in their online debate.



  • May 14, 2014

    PSR Students Get Inspired about Climate Change Solutions

    PSR leaders from across the country met in Iowa, home of the third largest wind capacity in the country, providing 27.4% of its electrical capacity. PSR students were energized by the tour of the wind facility and the LEED certified library with roof top garden for water filtration and cooling. Students learned how to take action on PSR issues including climate change. See pictures of the event and our new information on Climate Change as a health issue.



  • May 12, 2014

    Webinar: Methane, Fracking, and Climate Change

    Methane from unconventional natural gas extraction ("fracking") is 72 times more powerful a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, at least during its first 20 years in the atmosphere. Learn more about this ominous threat to the climate in PSR's next webinar on health and hydraulic fracturing, Wednesday, May 14. Click here to register for this outstanding webinar.



  • May 9, 2014

    Did you remember your mother? And the other mothers in your life?

    This Mother's Day, we'd like to make it easy for you to celebrate the many mothers in your life; sisters, friends, aunts or others. If you make a donation of $10 or more between now and Sunday, we'll immediately send a stunning e-card to her with your personalized message. And the Energy Foundation will match your donation dollar for dollar for our work to close some of America's dirtiest coal-fired power plants. Caring for your Mother just got easier!

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  • May 6, 2014

    Join PSR's Fracking Webinar Wednesday Night

    Tune in Wednesday night to "Potential Health Impacts of Unconventional Gas Extraction," PSR's incisive new webinar on the threats to health from hydraulic fracturing ("fracking"). We're honored to have as our presenter Jerome Paulson MD, distinguished pediatrician, expert on environmental health, and a frequent speaker on fracking. Join the webinar at 6 p.m. Eastern time.

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  • April 30, 2014

    PSR in the News

    PSR's expertise on the toxic effects of coal ash made the news recently, as Environment & Health Director Barbara Gottlieb was interviewed on the TV news show "America Tonight." The interview was part of a larger story on how a Native American tribe in Nevada fought coal ash contamination from a nearby power plant--and won.

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  • April 25, 2014

    David vs. Goliath: Marshall Islands Files Suit against the Nuclear Powers

    On April 24, the tiny Republic of the Marshall Islands filed unprecedented lawsuits against all nine nuclear-armed countries for their failure to negotiate in good faith for nuclear disarmament. The suits were filed against all nine nations at the International Court of Justice, with an additional complaint against the United States filed in U.S. Federal District Court. You can show your support for this bold action by signing our petition.

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  • April 24, 2014

    What Do Failed Attempts at Environmental Protection Cost Us?

    Who is most burdened by our lack of commitment to toxics prevention? This month’s Environmental Health Policy Institute examines two cases: lead poisoning and cumulative exposures to toxic chemicals. It also challenges health professionals to increase their understanding of environmentally related disease, and highlights successful projects to reduce toxic exposures in healthcare settings. Learn more about the societal and economic costs of environmentally related disease.



  • April 15, 2014

    Toxics in Congress: No Green Light to Dangerous Chemicals

    PSR has written a letter urging the U.S. House of Representatives to strike down a bill that won’t adequately reduce exposure to toxic chemicals. The bill, called the Chemicals in Commerce Act (CICA), would favor large chemical companies to the detriment of the American people. Learn more about the bill's failures and its direct impact on the doctor-patient relationship.



  • April 11, 2014

    How would you like your taxes spent?

    April 15 is Tax Day, but it is also the Global Day of Action on Military Spending (GDAMS). NBC reported, "The US spent more on defense in 2012 than did the countries with the next 10 highest defense budgets combined." PSR supports sensible cuts especially to the nuclear weapons budget. For more information on how to take action, how to determine the tax burden of nuclear weapons in your community, and on legislation PSR supports, click here.

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  • April 10, 2014

    Humanitarian Impacts Forum in DC

    It was standing room only at the PSR-cosponsored forum exploring the Non Proliferation Treaty and the Humanitarian Impacts initiative, March 31 at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Daryl Kimball of the Arms Control Association served as moderator and assembled an impressive panel. The audience included representatives from non-governmental organizations, think tanks, the State Department, and a number of embassies, all there to learn more about this growing international disarmament initiative.

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