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NHTSA Comments

PSR joined partner groups in signing onto these comments to the Department of Transportation and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on strengthening fuel economy standards for passenger vehicles, citing the health benefits of improved air quality.


PSR Testimony on Toxic Mercury Pollution

On September 8th, 2021, Barbara Gottlieb, Environment and Health Program director, represented Physicians for Social Responsibility in front of the United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB). She commented on the need for the EPA to reinstate their Mercury and Air Toxics rule, which was cut during the previous administration. This rule limits toxic …

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Letter to EPA on Methane and VOC

PSR, joined by 29 other health organizations and 9 PSR chapters, sent a letter to EPA Administrator Regan requesting strong action to control methane and VOC emissions from the oil and gas industry.


Letter on Federal Fossil Fuel Programs

A letter to Interior Secretary Debra Haaland, signed by PSR, calling on the Biden administration to undertake a comprehensive environmental review to align federal fossil fuel programs with the goal of limiting warming to 1.5 Celsius.


Letter to EPA on Methane and Ethane

Letter to the EPA asking for rulemaking to remove methane and ethane from “Negligibly Reactive” list, signed by PSR and partner groups.


Letter to House of Representatives on Particulates

Letter signed by PSR and partner organizations in support of Amendment 62, which would block EPA from finalizing its inadequate update to the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for PM 2.5, also known as soot. The amendment would allow the EPA to start over and do their job to protect public health and the …

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Letter on EPA Advisory Committees

Letter signed by PSR and partner groups to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler asking him to reopen the nominations process for EPA advisory committees, in light of the court ruling that grant recipients cannot be barred from these committees.