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  • September 16, 2010
    Groups Gauge Coal Ash Threat to Human Health

    An organization of doctors and other health professionals joined with environmentalists to release a report today detailing concerns that the leakage of toxic substances including arsenic from coal ash ponds and landfills is contaminating underground aquifers and drinking water supplies and endangering human health across the country.

  • September 13, 2010
    In Celebrating Clean Air Act’s 40th Anniversary, Senators Urged to Protect Landmark Clean Air Law

    This week, Environment America and PSR are celebrating the Clean Air Act’s 40 years of success in protecting public health and cleaning up the environment.

  • September 9, 2010
    Sides raise concerns over coal ash at EPA hearing in Dallas

    PSR member Dr. Karen Lewis spoke in support of labeling coal ash as hazardous waste at an EPA hearing in Dallas this week.

    Source: Dallas Morning News
  • September 4, 2010
    Banning BPA a wise decision for Maine

    An op-ed by PSR Maine board member Jeffrey Peterson, MD on the health hazards of Bisphenol-A.

    Source: Press Herald
  • September 3, 2010
    PSR calls on EPA for Tougher Regulation of Toxic Coal Ash

    PSR testified recently before the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the health risks associated with coal ash, at the first of seven EPA hearings on disposal of this dangerous coal combustion waste product.

  • August 31, 2010
    Feds hear two sides of coal ash debate

    PSR's Barbara Gottlieb testified at an EPA hearing, urging the government to regulate dangerous coal ash.

    Source: Knoxville News Sentinel
  • August 31, 2010
    Coal gunk gets its day

    Dr. Roberta Richardson, president of Colorado PSR, discusses the health impacts of toxic coal ash.

    Source: Denver Post
  • August 26, 2010
    Coal Ash: Menace or Nuisance? Oregonians Can Weigh In

    Oregon PSR President Dr. Catherine Thomasson explains the dangers of coal ash.

    Source: Public News Service
  • August 21, 2010
    Protect our children; support ban on BPA use

    An op-ed on the health effects of bisphenol-A by Dr. Robert Dodge of PSR Los Angeles.

    Source: Ventura County Star
  • August 4, 2010
    EPA Rejects Petitions to Overturn Greenhouse Gases Endangerment Finding

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week denied ten petitions challenging the EPA’s 2009 “Endangerment Finding” that greenhouse gases are a threat to human health as well as to the environment. Petitioners included the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Peabody Energy Company, State of Texas, Commonwealth of Virginia, Competitive Enterprise Institute, and Ohio Coal Association. Many have ties to the coal industry, whether as coal producers, industry fronted think tanks, or large-scale coal consumers. They had sought to discredit the scientific evidence marshaled by the EPA to support its findings.

  • July 29, 2010
    PSR Applauds the EPA for Rejecting Petitions to Overturn Findings that Greenhouse Gases Threaten Human Health

    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson announced today that after several months of careful review the agency will deny 10 petitions calling for the agency to reconsider its determination that six greenhouse gases in the atmosphere threaten the public health and welfare of current and future generations.

  • July 28, 2010
    PSR supports rigorous regulation of coal ash

    Coal ash, the residue left over after coal is burned, contains some of the world’s deadliest toxics: arsenic, lead, mercury, cadmium, selenium and others. PSR urges its members to submit comments to the Environmental Protection Agency, insisting on strict federal regulation of coal ash disposal sites that now leak deadly toxics into the environment and drinking water.

  • July 11, 2010
    State misses an opportunity with cave-in to coal

    Washington PSR President Steven Gilbert discusses a recent Washington state coal agreement in this op-ed.

    Source: The News Tribune (Washington state)
  • July 7, 2010
    Toxic Chemical Lobby: Exclusive Leaked Footage

    Watch the wacky video created by the Safer Chemicals Healthy Families coalition to galvanize public support for Congressional action, and have fun with a pretty serious issue. The characters you will meet in the video are cartoons, but the plot is ripped straight from the headlines.

    Source: Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families
  • July 1, 2010
    Gulf Oil Spill Response

    As crude oil gushes into the Gulf at an alarming rate, cleanup efforts are lagging behind. The ecosystems, economies, and health of the population of the Gulf Coast region are being threatened by this disaster. It is time to take a stand against our dependence on fossil fuels. Write a letter to your local representatives or to President Obama and urge them to pursue legislation that will put us on track to a cleaner energy future!

  • June 24, 2010
    State Deal with Washington Coal Plant a "Huge Disappointment"

    Dr. Steven Gilbert of Washington PSR discusses the health effects of mercury emissions from coal plants.

    Source: Earthjustice
  • June 24, 2010
    EPA Forced to Review Pesticide Testing on Humans

    The Environmental Protection Agency will rewrite its policy on testing pesticides on humans after a settlement with environmental groups including San Francisco Bay Area PSR.

    Source: Environment News Service
  • June 24, 2010
    Did the Nuclear Industry and Politicians Learn Anything from the BP Oil Spill?

    This article quotes PSR on the dangers of deregulating nuclear reactors, as proposed in the American Power Act.

    Source: CleanTechnica
  • June 22, 2010
    Gulf Oil Spill: Green Energy Is Healthy Energy

    Chicago PSR president Dr. Sarah Lovinger writes on the health effects of climate change and the need for a green energy economy.

    Source: Huffington Post
  • June 15, 2010
    Do your allergies seem to get worse each year?

    Dr. James Jones of Harrisburg PSR explains how air pollution has worsened allergies.

    Source: Wilkes Barre Times-Leader
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