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Don’t Let EPA Put Industry Profits Before Human Health

Administrator Pruitt is at it again, teeing up another action to cripple the EPA’s ability to protect human health and well-being. Tell the EPA that we need a cost-benefit analysis that accurately reflects the benefits that pollution protections provide to our communities’ health and safety. Write your comment in your own words so it will …

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Don’t let them censor science!

Tell the EPA that we need strong science to meet today’s environmental challenges to health—and that requires using all of the best available research available when it makes decisions. Write your comment in your own words so it will be counted as a unique comment: Copy the text below into the EPA template here. (If …

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PSR in Rolling Stone magazine: Read and share

Did you see PSR in the new Rolling Stone article about how fracking harms health? The article salutes the fifth edition of the Compendium of Scientific, Medical and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking, a joint publication by PSR and Concerned Health Professionals of New York. Rolling Stone calls it “the most authoritative …

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This is our opening for peace

Diplomacy with nuclear-armed North Korea is a high-stakes endeavor. But  after many months of alarming threats and counter-threats, events in 2018 have provided us an opportunity to change course and make progress towards lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula. Will you ask your senators to support diplomacy and prevent war with North Korea? Americans cannot …

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3,600 preventable deaths

The Clean Power Plan can save lives. By establishing the first and only federal limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants, the Clean Power Plan is estimated to prevent 3,600 premature deaths and 90,000 asthma attacks in children per year by 2030. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s decision to repeal the Clean Power Plan props …

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Congress wants to tie our hands on climate action

The next time that you confront a climate change denier, ask them to visit the nearest hospital, where they’ll see patients suffering from asthma, heart disease and stroke. Fossil fuel pollution damages health and our climate. It’s clear that government programs designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions have major public health benefits. Recent estimates show that …

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Nobel Prize Ceremony

Petition to Congress on the Occasion of the Nobel Peace Prize

On Sunday, December 10, the Nobel Committee awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). ICAN received the prize for raising awareness on the health and humanitarian impacts of nuclear weapons and achieving the first-ever U.N. treaty that categorically bans these inhumane weapons. PSR is a proud partner …

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Diplomacy Prevents War

Don’t let Trump go rogue on the Iran agreement

Good news: Iran is complying with the 2015 multinational agreement that ensured Iran did not produce nuclear weapons. How do we know the Iran agreement works? The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has certified Iran to be in compliance eight times in a row. Iran has removed more than two-thirds of its centrifuges, shipped out …

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This is what real climate action looks like

You can build support for the strongest piece of climate legislation introduced to date in Congress. The OFF Fossil Fuels for a Better Future Act would require that the U.S. make a just transition to 100 percent clean renewable energy by 2035. That’s an ambitious target—and a necessary one. It’s time to get serious about …

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Minuteman Missile

Take action to restrict first use of nuclear weapons

U.S. policy confers upon the president the sole authority to use nuclear weapons—even for a “first strike.” California Representative Ted Lieu and Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey believe it’s time to change that policy for this and future presidents. In January 2017, they introduced the Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act, which would prohibit a president …

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