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  • 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 17, 2014
    PSR Florida - 2013 Activities

    PSR/Florida had an exciting and busy year. We were honored to host the national PSR Leadership Meeting in February which kicked off a year filled with activities such as meeting with legislators, writing opinion pieces, mentoring students and engaging our membership on issues of gravest threats to human health. Read on to see a list of our many activities.

  • January 13, 2014
    Oregon PSR Seeks Environmental Health Interns

    The Environmental Health Interns will work independently to review the recent literature and prepare a brief paper describing the human health effects of low-dose exposure to selected environmental toxins, probable sources of those exposures and suggested ways to avoid possible contact, especially for pregnant women and children.

  • January 10, 2014
    PSR Harrisburg, Jan 8,2014 public meeting

    Forty eager listeners learned how the A C A will benefit many uninsured persons, but leave 20 million people still uninsured-- mostly because 25 states have not accepted Medicaid expansion and the law excludes illegal immigrants.

  • January 7, 2014
    New Bill Threatens Crucial Iran Nuclear Deal

    On November 24, 2013: negotiators for the United States, Russia, Great Britain, France, China plus Germany (P5 + 1) completed a “first-phase” deal with Iran that limits Iran’s nuclear bomb-making potential and opens up Iranian facilities to international inspection.

  • 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 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 16, 2013
    Reduce nuclear arsenals around the world

    PSR member Robert Schmidt explains the dangers of nuclear war.

    Source: Wisconsin State Journal
  • December 13, 2013
    Limiting nuclear weapons: Diplomacy and dialogue

    PSR Executive Director Dr. Catherine Thomasson on the threat of nuclear weapons.

  • December 11, 2013
    The dangers to the world of even a limited nuclear war

    A radio interview with PSR's Dr. Ira Helfand on the new report he authored on nuclear famine.

    Source: WMNF
  • December 11, 2013
    Rep. Bera should show support for first step on Iran nuclear deal

    An op-ed by PSR Sacramento president Dr. Harry Wang.

    Source: Sacramento Bee
  • 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
  • December 11, 2013
    New Report: Ratepayers Could Save $1.7 Billion if Aging Nuclear Plant at Hanford is Closed

    Greenhouse Gas Impact of Nuclear Fuel Purchase from Paducah, KY, Enrichment Facility Also Highlighted

  • December 10, 2013
    How a Limited Nuclear War Could Cause Worldwide Famine

    Published by the watchdog group Physicians for Social Responsibility, the report, titled "Nuclear Famine: Two Billion People at Risk," updates prior studies on the potential impacts that a "limited" nuclear war between India and Pakistan could have on the global climate, and consequently on food supplies.

    Source: National Journal
  • December 10, 2013
    With famine seen as fallout from nuclear war, risk must be reduced

    An op-ed from PSR Maine's Dr. Peter Wilk on the dangers of nuclear famine.

    Source: Portland Press Herald
  • December 10, 2013
    A nuclear threat far greater than Iran

    An op-ed by PSR board member Dr. Ira Helfand on PSR's new Nuclear Famine report and the dangers of nuclear war.

    Source: CNN
  • 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 21, 2013
    The Arms Trade Treaty (ATT): A public health imperative

    This article, by PSR and IPPNW leaders, was published in the international Journal of Public Health Policy. It lays out why an International Code of Conduct on arms trade is important to health -- and how you can help change history.

    Source: Journal of Public Health Policy
  • November 20, 2013
    Progress on Chemical Weapons in Syria

    Since the horrific use of chemical weapons (CW) in Syria in August, great progress in destroying CW stockpiles has occurred by utilizing the mechanisms afforded by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), and avoiding the threatened escalation of the military conflict by the U.S. and its allies.

  • 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
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