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Must-Read: “Climate Change—A Health Emergency”

Two physicians from PSR’s Greater Boston chapter have just published a must-read article in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine. Entitled “Climate Change—A Health Emergency,” it is a strong and cogent statement of the challenge the world faces from climate change and the responsibility of physicians (and, by extension, other health professionals) to respond.


Preparing Medical Students for a Warmer World

Now more than ever, in this anti-regulatory and polluter-friendly political environment, the medical community must come to grasps with the imminent health threat posed by the uncontrolled release of greenhouse gases. Op-ed by medical student Christian Cayon in Common Dreams.


Exciting wins against VA pipelines

Valiant activists, including some with whom PSR has collaborated for years, are celebrating two important wins against pipelines in Virginia. Virginia’s State Water Control Board voted recently to reconsider its earlier decision to grant a water quality certification to the Mountain Valley pipeline. That’s due in part to the tireless work of Tina Smusz, MD, …

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“Our organizations are deeply concerned”: PSR and 19 Additional Health Organizations Submit Comments on EPA’s Proposed Rule Changes for New Source Performance Standards

On December 17, twenty health and public health organizations submitted comments to Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler protesting the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s proposed weakening of for the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS), which regulate leakage of methane and toxic gases from oil and gas wells.