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Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking (Unconventional Gas and Oil Extraction)

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

Type: report

Seventh Edition A collection of nearly 2,000 abstracts of medical, scientific and investigative reports about the consequences of oil and gas drilling, fracking, and associated infrastructure. Presents evidence that these activities are dangerous to public health, the environment, and the climate cycle and a grave environmental justice issue, with communities of color, Indigenous people, and …

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Convincing Nuclear-armed Countries to Take the Path to Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

Issue: ban treaty | disarmament | foreign policy | nuclear weapons

Type: report

With the upcoming entry into force of the nuclear ban treaty, an important question arises: what strategy can we, American civil society groups, adopt to leverage the TPNW to steer the U.S. and the other nuclear-armed states towards total elimination of nuclear weapons? To answer this question, Physicians for Social Responsibility has conducted a series …

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Letter to NDAA Conference Committee on Nuclear Testing

Issue: federal government | nuclear weapons

Type: letter to policymaker

Letter signed by PSR representatives urging the rejection of funding for nuclear explosive testing in the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act.


Running Out of Time

Issue: climate change | environment & health

Type: report

Why U.S. Health and Life Insurance Companies Should Divest from Fossil Fuels Climate change has emerged in recent decades as a grave threat to human health and the economy.Ÿ Nevertheless, many health and life insurance companies remain heavily invested in the fossil fuel industry, investments which contradict their mission to protect human health and support …

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Enough is Enough: 2019 Global Nuclear Weapons Spending

Issue: disarmament | nuclear weapons | U.S. nuclear policy

Type: report

In its report “Enough is Enough: Global Nuclear Weapons Spending 2020” the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons has produced the first estimate in nearly a decade of global nuclear weapon spending, taking into account costs to maintain and build new nuclear weapons. ICAN estimates that the nine nuclear-armed countries spent $72.9 billion on their …

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Webinar: Advancing Green Justice in Washington State

Issue: climate change | environment & health | environmental justice

Type: video

Learn how Washington PSR has placed environmental justice at the heart of its actions to fight climate change and promote clean, healthy renewable energy. Hear too from one of their environmental justice partners: Front & Centered, a statewide coalition rooted in communities of color and people with lower incomes. As thought leaders and organizers on …

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Letter to House of Representatives on Particulates

Issue: air pollution | environment & health

Type: letter to policymaker

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

Issue: environment & health | federal government

Type: letter to policymaker

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.


Webinar: #StillHere: Maximize the impact of the 75th anniversary of Hiroshima / Nagasaki

Issue: nuclear weapons

Type: video

Physicians for Social Responsibility is working with over 125 U.S. organizations—including many PSR chapters—to recognize the 75th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima (Aug 6) & Nagasaki (Aug 9). Staff from PSR National hosted a one-hour webinar to discuss all the resources available to you including a digital toolkit, the launch of the unbranded 75th …

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Legality of Nuclear Weapons

Issue: ban treaty | disarmament | foreign policy | no first use | nuclear weapons | U.S. nuclear policy

Type: report

Some experts argue that nuclear weapons are already illegal under international law. Meanwhile, the United States—with 1,750 deployed nuclear weapons—and eight other nuclear-armed nations unequivocally consider them legal. Adopted in 2017, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons is an initiative to build a comprehensive legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons.