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PSR Leaders Testify at EPA Hearings on Health Impacts of Global Warming

May 26, 2009


Dr. Peter Wilk testifying before the EPA
The Environmental Protection Agency has made an endangerment finding making it clear that greenhouse gas emissions must be regulated in order to control global warming and protect human health. Last week, PSR leaders applauded the finding and encouraged the EPA to act.

PSR Executive Director Dr. Peter Wilk testified at the EPA public comment hearing in Arlington, Virginia. For a copy of his testimony, click here.

PSR President Dr. Evan Kanter testified at the EPA hearing in Seattle, Washington. Read his guest post on PSR's legislation blog here.

For full coverage of the hearings, click here.

TAKE ACTION! The EPA is accepting public comments on their finding. Click here to submit a comment. Use PSR's new fact sheets on global warming to compose your comments.

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