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Heat Advisory: Protecting Health on a Warming Planet
by Dr. Alan Lockwood

Drawing on peer-reviewed scientific and medical research, Dr. Lockwood meticulously details the symptoms of climate change and their medical side effects.

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Say 'thank you' for this important win

May 15, 2017

Last week we won a significant victory. The Senate voted, 51-49, to preserve a regulation that requires drillers to reduce leaks, flaring and venting of methane (natural gas) from oil and gas wells on federal lands. That's good for the climate—methane is a powerful greenhouse gas—and for health, as it simultaneously reduces co-emissions of toxic gases.

This win also means something more. You see, this regulation had become a showdown between the oil and gas industry on the one hand, and health and environment voices on the other. This time, health and the environment won. 

It's not often we beat back the oil and gas industry.

Could you send a quick thank-you note?

Thank you's are always welcome. They build good will. They make the world a nicer place. And since everyone likes to be thanked, they help build your influence with your legislators.

Note: This action is only targeting Democratic and Independent senators, so residents of other states are not able to participate. The three Republicans who voted with them have already been thanked.

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Action Alerts

  • Mr. Trump, we should not abandon the Paris Climate Agreement

    The Paris Climate Agreement puts the world on track to avoid dangerous climate change. Tell President Trump that leaving the accord puts polluters' interests before our health and welfare.

  • Tell Congress—defend the Clean Air Act against Big Oil!

    President Trump, his new EPA administrator Scott Pruitt, and some in Congress are attempting to block or weaken clean air and climate protections like the Clean Power Plan. Tell your member of Congress to support full implementation of the Clean Air Act and the Clean Power Plan.

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Resources

  • Video: Fracking - Too Dirty, Too Dangerous

    Former executive director of Physicians for Social Responsibility, Catherine Thomasson, MD, presents findings from PSR's report "Too Dirty, Too Dangerous: Why Health Professionals Reject Natural Gas". It is based on summaries of recent medical and scientific studies which clearly convey the health threats that accompany use of methane as a fuel. Read more »

  • Webinar: The Fight for Solar

    Solar energy is one of our best hopes for a clean energy future – yet some utility companies are trying to stifle the spread of rooftop solar. Learn more about the fight for rooftop ("distributed") solar. Read more »

  • Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) Fact Sheet

    RGGI has significantly reduced air pollution from fossil fuel power plants, improving the health of people living in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions. Read more »

In the Spotlight

  • November 30, 2016
    Eating for Climate and Health
    PSR's new PowerPoint presentation on how climate change impacts food production, and agriculture's contribution to climate change.