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Comments on EPA’s Proposed Methane Leakage Rule Change

Issue: climate change | environment & health | federal government | fracking & methane

Type: letter to policymaker | testimony

The U.S. EPA is proposing to roll back the rules that restrict methane and toxic gas leakage from oil and gas wells across the country. This roll-back would endanger health locally, and damage the climate globally. PSR responded with strong comments about these health impacts—and 19 other health professional and public health groups joined to …

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Webinar: Latest on Climate Science and Impacts

Issue: climate change | environment & health

Type: video

PSR webinar featuring speaker Hunter Cutting, Director of Strategic Communications at Climate Nexus and an expert reviewer for the IPCC 1.5 report. He discusses the latest climate science and the range of impacts projected with a focus on health, and covers what needs to be done from an emissions reductions and economic transition perspective to …

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Tips for Writing a Successful Letter to the Editor

Issue:

Type: fact sheet | toolkit

PSR’s simple guide to writing a letter to the editor (LTE) and getting it published.


Nuclear Weapons Abolition Advocacy Training Series

Issue: nuclear weapons

Type: powerpoint | toolkit | training

PSR’s Nuclear Weapons Abolition Program has launched a series of Advocacy Trainings to help members and other citizens who want to hone their citizen advocacy skills. Check out the PowerPoint “modules” we are using to help citizens make a difference in their communities. Effective Advocacy to an Influencer Using and Understanding Social Media Successfully Pitching …

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Letter to EPA on the Office of Children’s Health Protection

Issue: children's health | environment & health | federal government

Type: letter to policymaker

Letter to EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler, signed by PSR and partner groups, expressing concern over the decision to place the director of the Office of Children’s Health Protection (OCHP), Dr. Ruth Etzel, on administrative leave without explanation, potentially signaling a lack of concern for the importance of children’s health.


Fracking and Water Contamination

Issue: environment & health | fracking & methane | safe food & water

Type: fact sheet

Hydraulic fracturing combines water with an array of chemicals, some of which are carcinogenic, endocrine-disruptive, or otherwise toxic. The result is the contamination of huge quantities of water, with potential immediate and long-term threats to health.


Letter to EPA on ‘Censoring Science’ Rule

Issue: air pollution | environment & health | federal government | safe food & water

Type: letter to policymaker

Letter signed by PSR and partner groups to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, opposing its proposed “Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science” rule, which would restrict the use of important scientific findings.


The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner

Issue: foreign policy | nuclear weapons

Type: book review

By Daniel Ellsberg Reviewed by PSR member R. F. Gillum, MD Like many, I had tuned out annual updates on the progress of strategic arms control after the fall of the USSR. I assumed that thanks to the work of many, including that of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW)– which gained …

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Statement of Edward Ketyer, MD To the Office of Management & Budget Methane Waste Prevention Rule

Issue: children's health | climate change | fracking & methane

Type: testimony

Statement of Edward Ketyer, MD To the Office of Management & Budget Methane Waste Prevention Rule Phone Meeting — 7/20/18 The Department of the Interior and Bureau of Land Management’s proposal to roll back the Methane and Waste Prevention Rule rule benefits none of the residents who live and work in the Marcellus Shale gas …

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Letter to U.S. EPA to Allow Testimony from Those Unable to Attend Public Hearing

Issue: air pollution | climate change | environment & health | federal government | safe food & water

Type: letter to policymaker

PSR and partner groups signed this letter to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt urging the EPA to allow more public participation on its proposed “transparency” rule, requesting that the EPA hold multiple hearings around the country as well as allow remote attendance.