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What is the “INF” and why does it matter?

In December, 1987, U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev signed the landmark Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. On October 21st of this year, President Donald Trump announced at a rally that the U.S. would formally withdraw from the deal, claiming that Russia has violated the treaty’s terms. “Such a withdrawal would …

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Facing Up to the Climate Crisis

The world must cap the rise in global temperatures more tightly and much faster than previously recognized—and doing that will require “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society” by countries around the world.


PSR Honors International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

September 26 is International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons. Tomorrow, 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 this …

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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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