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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.
Nuclear Weapons Community Cost Calculator
Each April, Dr. Bob Dodge, PSR-LA Board Member and co-founder of Citizens for Peaceful Resolutions, calculates the cost of nuclear weapons programs to our communities. See what the costs are in your community. Read more »
U.S. Nuclear Buildup Fact Sheet
A nuclear spending binge: security and economic downfalls of the proposed buildup of the U.S. nuclear arsenal. Read more »
PSR Expert Testimony on Coal Ash
Chesapeake PSR is suing the EPA over a proposed delay in a rule that slashes coal ash waste discharges into rivers and streams. PSR National Environment & Health Director Barbara Gottlieb gave expert testimony on the health impacts of coal ash disposal. Read more »