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US Senate Introduces Long-Awaited Climate Bill
October 1, 2009
Washington, DC – Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) applauds Senators Kerry and Boxer for introducing the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act. It is critical and timely for the Senate to address global warming pollution. Climate change is already affecting human health: according to the World Health Organization, climate change claims 150,000 lives per year. In the future, climate change is expected to inflict heat waves, reduce air and water quality, shrink food supply, increase infectious diseases, and create more environmental refugees and deepen social conflict.
"For these reasons, we must act quickly to pass climate and energy legislation that includes deep and early cuts to global warming pollution, empowers the EPA to regulate CO2 under the Clean Air Act, and limits future pollution from coal plants, the largest CO2 point source emitters and doesn't subsidize polluting energy sources like nuclear," said Dr. Peter Wilk, PSR Executive Director. PSR looks forward to working with the Senate to strengthen the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act as it moves forward through the process.
Saving Energy, Saving Lives: The Health Impacts of Avoiding Power Plant Pollution with Energy Efficiency
PSR and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)'s new report examines the public health benefits and medical cost savings of cutting annual electric consumption by 15 percent. Read more »
Natural Gas Health Impacts Symposium
PSR is proud to have participated in "Natural Gas Infrastructure and Public Health," a high-powered conference in Boston that brought together university researchers, public health departments and concerned citizens. Watch Environment & Health Director Barbara Gottlieb's overview presentation here, timestamp 11:10 - 46:05. Read more »
Fracking Compendium 5 Water Excerpt
Given the timely and important consideration of the issue by state officials in Florida, Physicians for Social Responsibility, along with Concerned Health Professionals of New York, has released excerpts from the upcoming Fifth Edition of the Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking. Released in Miami in advance of the full report, this new document contains an up-to-date analysis and compilation of the science on water contamination risks from drilling, fracking, and associated activities. Read more »
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March 3, 2018
WPSR Annual Dinner and Fundraiser
Join Washington PSR for a reception, a delicious meal, keynote address by David Korten, presentation of the 2018 Paul Beeson and Malcolm Peterson awards, and a live auction.