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April 24, 2018

Environment & Health

Scott Pruitt graphic

PSR to Trump: Fire Scott Pruitt

PSR is proud to join 40 national civil rights, labor, conservation and environmental organizations representing millions of members and supporters in a call for EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to resign or be fired—immediately.

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Fracking site

PSR enlists major health allies for fracking reform

PSR submitted comments to the Bureau of Land Management, objecting to their proposal to roll back regulations that reduce leakage and emissions of methane and toxic gases from fracking wells on federal land. Quite apart from the waste of publicly owned methane, we objected to the dangers to health and harm to the climate. We were joined on the letter by the American Lung Association, American Public Health Association, and Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments.

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Coal Ash Spill

PSR tells EPA: Protect us from toxic coal ash

PSR also took issue with yet another instance of the Trump administration's efforts to roll back rules protecting human health. This time it was the US Environmental Protection Agency, proposing to roll back controls on toxic coal ash. PSR Environment & Health director Barbara Gottlieb told the EPA, "We do not strengthen this country by poisoning it. EPA, do your job."

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Peace and Security


To abolish nuclear weapons,
PSR chapters "think globally, act locally."

To prevent the humanitarian catastrophe of nuclear war, PSR chapter leaders around the country are stepping up to the plate with local tactics to generate grassroots political power behind nuclear disarmament.

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PSR Actions

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In the news

Nuclear war: Can physicians do anything to prevent it?
Ira Helfand, MD and Nitin S. Damle, MD, MS, Medscape - April 18


Labor and civil rights organizations call for
EPA chief Scott Pruitt's ouster

Dino Grandoni, The Washington Post - April 18


North Korea and the myth of nuclear deterrence
Ira Helfand, MD, The Progressive - April 17


While coal ash kills Americans, the EPA stands by
Lyndsey Gilpin, The Daily Beast - April 16


Taxes, death and nuclear weapons
Robert Dodge, MD, Common Dreams - April 16


We must step back from the brink on nuclear weapons
Ira Helfand, MD, The Capital Times - April 5


MGE must take responsibility for its coal use
Ann Behrmann, MD, The Capital Times - April 2


Deterrence and its discontents
David Barash, PhD, Skeptic Magazine - March 28

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