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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.

PSR Main Points on Blue Ribbon Commission Draft Report

In 2010, after ending the failed Yucca Mountain project, President Obama convened a commission to make recommendations for managing US high-level radioactive waste and spent fuel.  The Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future (BRC) has held meetings for the past year and a half, and in July completed a draft report.  They are now having meetings around the country to discuss their recommendations with the public.  The following points are an overview of PSR's position on their conclusions.

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  • Tell President Obama: Ban Oil Trains

    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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