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Tell President Obama and the US DOT to stop oil trains carrying diluted tar sands and fracked shale oil from the Bakken formation—both are more toxic, more explosive, and more carbon-intensive than conventional crude.

Protesters Rally Outside DEP Offices On Earth Day To Fight Marcellus Shale Fracking

April 22, 2013

PSR-Philadelphia board member Walter Tsou, MD MPH, joined protests against hydraulic fracturing, a form of natural gas extraction that exposes nearby residents to toxic gases and fluids. A gag rule in Pennsylvania forbids physicians to share information with patients about the dangerous chemicals to which they have been exposed. Dr. Tsou is a past president of the American Public Health Association and former health commissioner of Philadelphia. Source: CBS Philly

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    Tell President Obama and the US DOT to stop oil trains carrying diluted tar sands and fracked shale oil from the Bakken formation—both are more toxic, more explosive, and more carbon-intensive than conventional crude.

  • Tell EPA: Public Health needs a strong Haze Rule

    The EPA must improve the Regional Haze Rule so polluters are held accountable and everyone can experience healthy air at our national parks and wilderness areas.

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