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  • April 7, 2011
    Concern Grows About Coal Export Facility Slated for Longview

    As the number of coal fired power plants worldwide has increased, so too has the demand for coal. A coal export facility has been proposed for Longview, Washington, and health experts and environmentalists are expressing grave concern.

  • April 6, 2011
    Cleaner air regulations too important to scrap

    Op-ed by Kate Etherington of PSR Philadelphia on the importance of preserving the Clean Air Act.

    Source: Delaware County Daily Times
  • April 6, 2011
    Cleaner air regulations too important to scrap

    An op-ed by Kate Etherington, executive director of PSR Philadelphia.

    Source: Daily Times
  • March 31, 2011
    Muscatine, Iowa: Pretty setting, but dirty air

    Iowa PSR's Dr. Maureen McCue discusses the air pollution problem in Muscatine.

    Source: Star Tribune
  • March 30, 2011
    Illinois needs better protection from toxic chemicals

    An op-ed by Sarah Lovinger, MA MD, Executive Director of Chicago PSR, on the health threat of toxic chemicals in Illinois and across the nation.

    Source: News-Gazette
  • March 25, 2011
    Wind Blows Coal Away

    Kristen Welker-Hood, ScD MSN, Director of Environmental Health Programs provided expert testimony at the Maryland House of Delegates and the Senate this month.

  • March 17, 2011
    PSR Celebrates EPA Action to Dangerous Air Toxins from Coal and Oil-Fired Power Plants

    PSR welcomed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s release today of a proposed update to air quality standards that will limit the emission of lethal air toxics from power plants.

  • March 10, 2011
    Green light for polluters

    An op-ed co-authored by Western North Carolina PSR's Dr. Lewis Patrie.

    Source: News & Observer
  • March 7, 2011
    PSR Helps Negotiate Closure of Washington State’s Only Coal Plant

    Thanks to a negotiated agreement, Washington State’s only coal-fired power plant is now scheduled to slash its generating capacity in half by 2020 and close entirely by 2025.

  • March 5, 2011
    BPA ban necessary for Maine

    A letter to the editor by Daniel S. Oppenheim, PhD, MD, president of Maine PSR, on the need for regulation of bisphenol-A.

    Source: Portland Press Herald
  • March 4, 2011
    We must build on 40 years of cleaner air and better public health

    An op-ed co-authored by Austin PSR's Dr. Lisa Doggett and Marian Morris about the importance of the EPA's work for clean air in Texas.

    Source: Austin American-Statesman
  • March 2, 2011
    Coal’s Unpaid Bills: $345 Billion Annually

    A recent report estimates that coal’s impacts – including its effects on health and the damage in inflicts on the environment -- cost the U.S. about $345 billion annually. According to the report, a full rendering of coal’s costs would double to triple the price of coal-generated electricity.

  • March 2, 2011
    High-stakes debate looming over EPA power to regulate pollutants

    The showdown in the U.S. Congress over the EPA’s power to regulate pollutants has been slightly postponed, but recent actions by the House of Representatives make clear that the upcoming debate will be high-stakes.

  • February 28, 2011
    Urgent! Speak out for healthy air!

    Last week the House of Representatives passed a “Continuing Resolution” (budget bill) with amendments denying the EPA the power to regulate pollutants. The bill limited or revoked the EPA’s authority to regulate greenhouse gases, mercury and other air toxics, water pollutants, coal ash, and mountaintop removal wastes.

  • February 25, 2011
    Pennsylvanians didn't vote for dirtier air

    Dr. Robert Little, co-chairman of Harrisburg PSR, co-authors this op-ed on the Congressional attempt to strip EPA of its power to enforce clean air and water laws.

    Source: Patriot-News
  • February 25, 2011
    Congressional action would dismantle fundamental safeguards to health

    The U.S. House of Representatives launched a major assault on basic anti-pollution safeguards when it passed a “Continuing Resolution” on Feb. 19.

  • February 23, 2011
    An update from the Wisconsin conference

    From February 18 -20, more than 90 health care professionals and environmental advocates met in Madison, Wisconsin, to share the latest research showing environmental toxins impact on public health.

  • February 21, 2011
    EPA To Issue New Pollution Regulations

    The Environmental Protection Agency today is expected to issue regulations on pollution from big boilers and incinerators. Dr. James Plumb of Philadelphia PSR sees the equation as simple. “Just another step we need to take to protect human health and lives.”

    Source: CBS Philly
  • February 17, 2011
    Stop Washington state coal-energy production

    Energy policy is health policy, writes PSR member Dr. Howard Frumkin in this op-ed.

    Source: Seattle Times
  • February 15, 2011
    Opponents square off over Wash.'s coal-fired plant

    Dr. Alexander Hamling, a Washington PSR board member, warns of the public health dangers from coal pollution.

    Source: Seattle Times
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