March 21, 2014
Impact of smoky coal
PSR board member Alan Lockwood, MD was interviewed recently by an Irish radio station on the health effects of burning coal. The interview was requested by Irish Asthma Society.
Source: The Last Word with Matt Cooper
March 3, 2014
Are Coal Trains Degrading the Air We Breathe? The Answer is Yes.
During the past week, a paper describing the air quality effects of coal trains lumbering through the Pacific Northwest was accepted for publication.
Source: Cliff Mass Weather Blog
February 19, 2014
Fuming over air pollution
A letter to the editor from Chesapeake PSR Director Tim Whitehouse on dangerous pollution from coal-fired power plants in Maryland.
Source: The Gazette
January 21, 2014
Chapter Supports State Efforts on NOx Pollution
Chesapeake PSR supports preliminary draft regulations in Maryland on nitrogen oxide emission limitations from coal-fired power plants that require that these plants operate state-of-the art controls commensurate with historically demonstrated efficiencies.
January 7, 2014
Court Gives Green Light for Water Pollution Lawsuit to Proceed, Major Implications for Coal Shipper
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington denied a motion to dismiss, allowing the Clean Water Act case to proceed against BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) for coal contamination of U.S. waterways.
December 11, 2013
The Silent Epidemic
Dr. Alan Lockwood, author of The Silent Epidemic, weighs in on the oral arguments that the Supreme Court heard yesterday about the EPA's Cross-State Air Pollution Rule.
Source: MIT Press
November 22, 2013
Doctors, Public Health Officials Call for Health Impact Assessment on Longview Terminal
Dr. Andy Harris of Oregon PSR said more than 3,000 public comments from health professionals and public health advocates had been submitted to the Army Corps of Engineers, most explicitly requesting a health impact assessment.
Source: The Lund Report
November 18, 2013
Comments On Longview Coal Export Project Reach 163,000
More than 163,000 public comments have flooded the environmental review of the Millennium coal export terminal proposed for Longview, Washington.
Source: Oregon Public Broadcasting
November 7, 2013
The EPA Coal War Comes to Dallas
Chris Masey of Texas PSR talks about the health impacts of coal.
Source: Dallas Business Journal
October 3, 2013
Oregonians Call on Governor Kitzhaber to Use State Authority to Deny Coal Export Project Planned in Oregon
Conservation, public health, and faith-based groups say federal inaction now requires the Governor to get tough on coal export plans on the Columbia River.
September 27, 2013
EPA made the right move toward cleaner coal plants
A letter to the editor from PSR Harrisburg Co-President Dr. Robert Little.
Source: Patriot News
September 11, 2013
Baltimore Tops in Air Pollution Deaths
Baltimore has a higher rate of premature deaths from air pollution than any other city in the country
September 6, 2013
Chapter asks Governor to Intervene on Coal Plants
Chesapeake Chapter has co-signed a letter to Governor O'Malley asking the state to take greater protections to address air quality problems caused by coal-fired power plants in the Baltimore area.
May 22, 2013
Prevent Coal Exports--Your Gift to be Doubled!
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May 22, 2013
Greens to Corps: 'Comprehensive' coal study a must
PSR is among groups asking for a “single, comprehensive” environmental impact statement on proposed coal terminals in Washington State.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer
May 16, 2013
Omaha Residents Deliver Nearly 1,000 Petitions to Omaha Public Power District
Representatives from Greater Omaha PSR and other organizations testified at the OPPD board meeting, asking for the utility to collaborate on a plan to clean up or phase out the outdated power plant and invest in clean energy.
Source: eNews Park Forest
May 8, 2013
Kinder Morgan Decision: A Victory for Public Health
Oregon PSR responds to news of Kinder Morgan decision to cease plans to site a coal export facility at Port Westward (St. Helens) in Columbia County, Oregon
April 14, 2013
Coal Communities Fear 'Fly Ash' Poses Deadly Threat
This article on fly ash from coal cites PSR's report "Coal Ash: The Toxic Threat to Our Health and Environment" on the health effects of coal ash.
March 19, 2013
Joel Charles: Carbon fee offers road map for future
Medical student PSR leader calls for a revenue-neutral fee on carbon to make fossil fuel price reflect true cost.
Source: Lacrosse Tribune
March 19, 2013
Coal damages human health, says N.Y. physician
Alan Lockwood talks to health professionals at Billings Clinic on Monday about the health hazards of coal.
Source: Billings Gazette