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March 26, 2019

Environment & Health

Wyoming Gasfield

Important Court Victory Against Fracking

Physicians for Social Responsibility and fellow plaintiffs just won a landmark victory for climate and health as a federal judge rejected the leasing of public lands for fracking and ordered a halt to drilling on more than 300,000 acres in Wyoming.

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Meighan Speiser

Messaging Webinar: Right Topic, Right Time

PSR's recent webinar offering how-to advice for talking about the climate emergency was the right topic at the right time. Guest speaker Meighen Speiser, executive director of ecoAmerica, made a powerhouse presentation that intertwined two topics: ecoAmerica's recent research findings on how Americans view climate change and climate change policy, and step-by-step guidance on crafting a message that Americans will respond to. Watch the webinar here.

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Power Plant

PSR Webinar Addresses Threats to Clean Air Act Protections

While well-designed federal policy is urgently needed to address the threat of climate change and protect our health, some legislative proposals could undermine the efforts to reduce U.S. carbon pollution. Specifically, provisions that weaken or remove the EPA's authority under the Clean Air Act to set carbon pollution standards would undercut a critical and enforceable backstop for reducing our climate emissions. Hear more about this issue in PSR's recent webinar, "Why We Must Protect Clean Air Act Authority in Climate Legislation."

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Peace and Security

Prevent Nuclear War graphic

In-District Lobby Week: Make the Case for No First Use!

PSR is joining forces with several other grassroots organizations for In-District Lobby Week, April 22-26, while most Members of Congress will be in their home states. What better time to make the health case for No First Use of nuclear weapons?

What: In-District Lobby Week on No First Use
When: April 22-26
Where: Your Member of Congress’s In-District Office

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Gender Champions in Nuclear Policy logo

PSR Announces Goals to Advance Gender Equity in Our Nuclear Policy Work

As part of the groundbreaking Gender Champions in Nuclear Policy initiative, a crucial new leadership network that aims to break down gender barriers in nuclear policy—and in keeping with this year's International Women's Day theme, "Balance for Better"—PSR is delighted to announce a set of organization goals and objectives to advance gender equity.

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In the news

U.S. judge blocks drilling over climate change, casting doubt on Trump agenda
The New York Times - Mar 20


Federal judge demands Trump administration reveal how its drilling plans will fuel climate change
The Washington Post - Mar 20
See full coverage of the ruling in the lawsuit brought by PSR and fellow plaintiffs


Pa.'s nuclear industry does not deserve another bailout
The Philadelphia Inquirer - Mar 19


Monsanto CA judge worked for firm that defended Monsanto's bovine growth hormone; 3rd trial starting March 25
OpEd News - Mar 19


Ed Fallon interview on nuclear weapons policy with Dr. Maureen McCue of PSR Iowa
The Fallon Forum podcast - Mar 18


Activist Dr. Ira Helfand urges ongoing talks to eliminate nuclear warfare
WAER FM - Mar 18
Interview featuring Dr. Ira Helfand, PSR board member


N.H. may help change U.S. nuclear policy
Conway Daily Sun - Mar 18
Featuring Back from the Brink resolution


Activists say power plant pollution laws in jeopardy
Sarasota Herald-Tribune - Mar 15
Featuring quote by Dr. Lynn Ringenberg, PSR Florida


Activists protest Portland oil train terminal expansion
KGW 8 (NBC Local) - Mar 13
Featuring Oregon PSR


Group holds rally at Portland City Hall to protest expansion of oil train terminal along Willamette River
Fox 12 Oregon (KPTV-TV) - Mar 13
Featuring Oregon PSR


Environmentalists at Portland City Hall protest Zenith oil terminal expansion
KLCC 89.7 FM (NPR Oregon) - Mar 13
Featuring Oregon PSR


40th anniversary of TMI is approaching
Dr. Robert Little, PSR Harrisburg, Patriot News - Mar 12


Bill proposes putting nuclear power on equal footing with solar, wind
Central Penn Business Journal - Mar 12


Bill introduced to subsidize nuclear power in Pennsylvania, save Three Mile Island
LNP - Mar 12


Oregon Environmental Council: It’s time to pass this - Household Hazardous Waste Stewardship
The Chief - Mar 9


Legislature's clean electricity bills good for our health
Dr. Jonathan Witte, Washington PSR, The Daily Herald - Mar 10


A modest proposal: Don't start a nuclear war
Olivia Alperstein, PSR, Common Dreams - Mar 6


Keep us safe—keep the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty
Dr. Robert Gould and Martin Fleck, PSR, The Cap Times - Mar 4


Kim Kardashian West demands Trump, Newsom, lead cleanup of old California rocket testing site
East Bay Times - Mar 3
Quotes Denise Duffield, PSR-Los Angeles


Hashtags for war between India and Pakistan
The New York Times - Feb 27
Features PSR's Nuclear Famine report


Legislature "prays" for Congress to curb Trump's ability to launch a nuke
Seattle Weekly - Feb 25
Quotes Dr. Bruce Amundson, Washington PSR

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