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Oregon PSR Congressional Testimony on Climate Change

Issue: climate change | environment & health

Type: testimony

Patricia Kullberg MD, MPH representing Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility submitted testimony to the U.S. House of Representative Ways and Means committee hearing on “The Economic and Health Consequences of Climate Change” on May 15, 2019.


Flammable, High-Pressure Industry in a Populated Coastal Flood Zone?

Issue: environment & health | environmental justice | fracking & methane

Type: report

Public Safety and Emergency Response Aspects of a Proposed Methane Gas Compressor in Weymouth This new report from Greater Boston PSR examines the public safety and emergency response aspects of a proposed compressor station in a populated coastal flood zone.


Heat, Fire, Water: How Climate Change Has Created a Public Health Emergency

Issue: climate change | environment & health

Type: report

Three transformative reports on climate change were released in late 2018, and together, they conveyed the seriousness of the climate threat and the urgency of taking action. Now, PSR board member Alan Lockwood, MD, FAAN, has produced a summary narrative that compiles the findings of those three reports into one compelling account. Its title indicates …

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Workers Memorial Week Heat Protection Letter

Issue: climate change | environment & health | federal government

Type: letter to policymaker

Letter signed by PSR and partner groups asking the Department of Labor to issue a heat stress standard to protect worker safety, citing climate change and rising temperatures.


Mercury and Air Toxics Comments

Issue: air pollution | environment & health | federal government | toxic chemicals

Type: letter to policymaker

Comments from PSR and partner groups opposing the U.S. EPA’s health-endangering proposal to roll back the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS).


Webinar: Messaging on the Climate Emergency

Issue: climate change | environment & health

Type: video

How do you talk about climate change without turning off your listener? How can you convey the severe threats that climate change poses, without driving people into either denial or despair? Learn from guest speaker Meighen Speiser what the communications researchers advise about what to say and how to say it. Just named ecoAmerica’s executive …

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Webinar: Why We Must Protect Clean Air Act Authority in Climate Legislation

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

Type: video

While well-designed federal policy to address the threat of climate change and protect our health is urgently needed, there are some legislative proposals being offered which could effectually undermine the efforts to reduce US carbon pollution. In particular, provisions that weaken or remove the EPA’s authority under the Clean Air Act to set carbon pollution …

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Letter to the Editor Guidelines

Issue: environment & health | fracking & methane

Type: fact sheet

How to produce an effective Letter to the Editor through 2 simple acronyms. Especially useful for writing about fracked gas.


Webinar: Creating Robust and Effective State Renewable Portfolio Standards

Issue: climate change | environment & health | renewable energy

Type: video

This PSR webinar features three of our chapter experts discussing state renewable energy solutions for the electricity sector. Specifically, they focused on how best to structure an effective state Renewable Portfolio Standard. The speakers covered issues such as: pushing for the strongest targets possible, keeping “dirty” imposters out of the “clean and safe” definition for …

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Video: Medical Symposium: Health Impacts of Oil and Gas Development in Colorado

Issue: environment & health | fracking & methane

Type: video

Video from the recent symposium in Fort Collins, CO for health professionals and concerned area residents, focusing on the health impacts of fracking and the substantially enlarged production sites expanding rapidly in the Front Range. The symposium was endorsed by PSR National and the PSR Colorado Working Group participated. Featuring Beth L. Ewaskowitz, PhD, pharmacologist; …

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