The “Green New Deal” has burst onto the scene. PSR sees it as an exciting conversation-starter on climate policy, but as a resolution, it doesn’t have the power of law; it is better understood as a vision document, a framework for developing new policy initiatives. While we wait to see what concrete bills emerge from …
Greater Boston PSR issued a stinging rebuttal to a Health Impact Assessment that claimed to find no potential health impacts from constructing a fracked-gas compressor station in a low-income Massachusetts coastal town. It was so powerful, the agency that wrote the HIA spoke out against the compressor station. Read the statement here.
In advance of the February 27-28 United States/North Korea summit, PSR joined with 32 allied nongovernmental organizations to issue a “Statement of Pro-Diplomacy Groups Regarding U.S. Policy Toward North Korea.” The statement was circulated by Win Without War. Read the statement and list of endorsing NGOs below. Statement of Pro-Diplomacy Groups Regarding U.S. Policy Toward …
Now more than ever, with the United States’ planned withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, new so-called “low-yield” nuclear weapons going into production, a U.S. President who’s determined to “out-innovate” other nations in a new nuclear arms race, it seems that we are edging closer and closer to the ultimate threat to human …
INACTIVE – Tell the EPA that you strongly oppose their proposal to weaken existing standards on carbon pollution from new, modified and reconstructed power plants.
In a letter to the editor in The New York Times, PSR’s Dr. Robert Dodge calls the Trump Administration’s reversal of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty the beginning of a new Cold War.
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) spoke out against President Trump’s proposal to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, instead sponsoring a resolution to prohibit the use of any U.S. taxpayer dollars for weapons that violate the deal. At a news conference announcing her proposal, PSR’s Martin Fleck said, “A meaningful medical response is impossible. Therefore, we must prevent a nuclear war at all costs.”
Sad but true: The EPA has proposed to allow coal-fired plants to emit more, not less, CO2, a powerful greenhouse gas.
This article in The Nation on the new W76-2 warhead and the dangers it presents cites PSR and the Back from the Brink campaign.
Baltimore Sun op-ed by Chesapeake PSR’s Tim Whitehouse on how Maryland’s renewable energy standard allows dirty sources like trash incinerators to claim renewable status, and benefits out of state producers instead of incentivizing local renewables.