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  • 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
    The Fight Against Climate Change Defines Our Future

    An op-ed from PSR's Dr. Alan Lockwood on the importance of fighting climate change. Vote for Dr. Lockwood's piece in the Debate Club.

    Source: US News & World Report
  • 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 22, 2014
    U.S. Urged to Tackle Lead in Aviation Gasoline

    "We already know there’s no safe threshold for lead exposure, and we also know that lead is toxic and a possible carcinogen even at low levels, leading to brain damage and learning disabilities," Kathy Attar, toxics program manager with Physicians for Social Responsibility, a consumer protection group, told IPS.

    Source: Inter Press Service
  • 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
  • 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.

  • December 19, 2013
    The Curtis Bay incinerator will endanger Marylanders

    The students at Benjamin Franklin High School have it right. They have organized against Energy Answers' waste-to-energy incinerator planned for a location within one mile of three schools in Curtis Bay.

    Source: Baltimore Sun
  • 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 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
  • 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.

  • August 25, 2013
    Air board will start monitoring pollution next to SoCal freeways

    This LA Times article quotes Angela Johnson Meszaros of PSR-Los Angeles, which is among the groups that sued the EPA last year to force it to require fine-particle pollution monitoring near Southern California freeways.

    Source: Los Angeles Times
  • 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 21, 2013
    Earth is at risk: Unless we change our ways, future generations will inherit a hostile planet

    An Earth Day op-ed by PSR board member Dr. Alan Lockwood.

    Source: http://www.buffalonews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130421/OPINION/130429976
  • April 8, 2013
    National physicians groups tell Nevada governor to abandon the Las Vegas Water Grab to protect public health

    Pressure by PSR and Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment helped Utah’s Governor Brian Sandoval make the decision to withdraw support from the Las Vegas/Snake Valley Water Pipeline project and continue to urge Nevada’s Governor Gary Herbert to withdraw support as well.

  • 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
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  • July 17, 2014
    Our Best Opportunity to Cut Climate Change
    We need you to take action now! Tell the EPA that its proposed rule to cut carbon pollution from power plants Is vitally important and on the right track – but can be strengthened.