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  • February 17, 2015
    How Coal Kills

    According to Coal's Assault on Human Health, a report by PSR, coal combustion releases mercury, nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide and other substances known to be hazardous to human health.

    Source: Scientific American
  • December 18, 2014
    Why Columbia's ash pond was given 'high' hazard potential rating

    "If you live in a community where there is uncovered dry coal ash deposit and the wind blows you may be inhaling cadmium," PSR's Barbara Gottleib said. "The threats from cadmium are pretty severe: kidney disease, lung diseases like emphysema."

    Source: KBIA
  • November 21, 2014
    Efficiency standard clears the air, saves cash

    A letter to the editor from PSR Arizona's Dr. Barbara Warren on how energy efficiency helps public health and saves money.

    Source: Arizona Daily Star
  • October 8, 2014
    Dukeville, NC: Don’t drink the water, locals and activists warn

    PSR's Barbara Gottlieb discusses the carcinogens found in coal ash.

    Source: Al Jazeera America
  • October 1, 2014
    Florida Needs a Health-Protective Energy Policy Plan

    Incoming Board President Dr. Lonnie Draper and Board Member Dr. Ron Saff delivered a letter to Governor Rick Scott asking for his strong leadership in putting together a health-protective energy policy plan for Florida; a plan with emphasis on energy efficiency and renewable energy sources.

  • September 1, 2014
    Physicians’ Social Responsibility

    An op-ed by PSR Executive Director Catherine Thomasson, MD, on the need for advocacy from doctors.

    Source: American Medical Association Journal of Ethics
  • August 5, 2014
    Coal ash pollution needs tighter regulation

    An op-ed by PSR Board Member Dr. Lynn Ringenberg on the dangers of coal ash.

    Source: Sun Sentinel
  • July 30, 2014
    Improving Pittsburgh's Air Quality

    A radio interview with PSR's Dr. Alan Lockwood, who says the EPA's new Clean Power Plan will improve air quality and save lives.

    Source: WESA
  • July 28, 2014
    Why I support the EPA’s Clean Power Plan

    An op-ed from Florida PSR President and PSR National President-Elect Dr. Lynn Ringenberg, who is testifying before the EPA on the public health impacts of carbon pollution.

    Source: Tampa Tribune
  • July 27, 2014
    Tucsonans Celebrate Recent EPA Haze Rule

    A radio interview with PSR Arizona's Dr. Barbara Warren and other local activists on the health impacts of coal pollution in Arizona.

    Source: KXCI
  • June 2, 2014
    Dr. Alan Lockwood on Coal

    A radio interview with PSR Board Member Dr. Alan Lockwood on the public health impacts of coal.

    Source: Jeff Santos Show
  • May 13, 2014
    EPA rules can help protect children

    An op-ed from PSR's Dr. Lynn Ringenberg on new emissions standards for coal-fired power plants.

    Source: The Tallahassee Democrat
  • April 29, 2014
    David vs. Goliath: A tiny tribe takes on big energy

    PSR's Barb Gottlieb on the dangerous toxins found in coal ash.

    Source: Al Jazeera America
  • 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
  • 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
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