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PSR Honors International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

September 26 is International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons. On Wednesday, we will honor the occasion by calling once again for the total abolition of nuclear weapons. PSR remains committed to working for a nuclear weapons-free world, and we encourage you to take action for a better, safer future. We’re not in …

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EPA rolls back methane capture rules

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continued its promotion of fossil fuels—and its assault on the climate and public health—with a proposal to weaken the requirements for monitoring and repairing methane leaks from oil and gas wells. This climate-busting proposal would undo a 2016 rule that required oil and gas companies to perform leak inspections as …

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Baltimore and Los Angeles city councils vote to support nuclear disarmament

August 6 and 9, 2018, marked the 73rd anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Among the 76+ commemoration events around the country were two in city council chambers.  The city councils of Baltimore and Los Angeles voted , August 6 and August 8, to adopt resolutions urging the United States to embrace the …

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PSR, San Francisco PSR Help Ban Neurotoxic Pesticide!

PSR National office and the San Francisco chapter are proud to have helped win a victory for public health and for science-based decision-making: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s refusal to ban agricultural uses of the organophosphate pesticide chlorpyrifos. PSR is among the contributors of an amicus brief on …

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Partial Victory: Permits Rescinded for Mountain Valley Pipeline

PSR applauds the decision made by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to rescind permits for the Mountain Valley Pipeline along its proposed route through Jefferson National Forest. Although the court’s decision was tailored to a small section of the 303-mile pipeline, this decision could have implications beyond the national forest. The court was …

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Reduce Leaking and Venting from Fracked Wells

Why would the government roll back a common-sense, health-protective rule that limits the amount of “fugitive” methane that can be leaked, vented or flared from oil and gas operations on federal and tribal lands? PSR opposes the proposal to roll back this rule, and PSR health professionals from the heavily fracked states of Colorado, New …

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PSR Opposes EPA Effort to Censor Science

PSR leaders and staff stood with other health professionals, scientists, academics and NGO representatives at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s public hearing in Washington, DC to voice strong opposition to the EPA’s proposed rule, “Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science.” Throughout the 12-hour-long hearing, the vast majority of speakers who testified raised concerns and criticism of …

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Medical and Public Health Professionals and Organizations Oppose the EPA’s Proposed “Censoring Science” Rule!

Ahead of tomorrow’s U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hearing on its proposed “Censoring Science” rule, PSR and other medical and public health professionals, academics, and organizations are strongly voicing our opposition to this ill-founded proposal. 69 public health, medical, academic, and scientific groups representing millions of Americans released the following statement today to express concern …

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PSR Opposes Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court

Donald Trump has nominated his choice to fill the vacant spot on the Supreme Court: Brett Kavanaugh, a member of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Kavanaugh’s potential confirmation threatens environmental protections for decades to come. His opinions on two particular cases demonstrate how hostile he might prove to progress …

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