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August 28, 2018

Environment & Health

Coal Plant

PSR rejects the Trump Administration's proposal to gut the Clean Power Plan

Last week President Trump and Acting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced their proposal to dismantle the life-saving Clean Power Plan. Read PSR's statement condemning the proposal.

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Pesticides

PSR, San Francisco PSR help ban neurotoxic pesticide!

PSR National office and the San Francisco chapter are proud to have helped win a victory for public health and for science-based decision-making: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s refusal to ban agricultural uses of the organophosphate pesticide chlorpyrifos.

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Offshore Wind

Chesapeake PSR praised for clean energy work

The Baltimore Sun newspaper in a recent editorial applauded Chesapeake PSR for calling out the "hypocrisy" of Maryland's renewable energy practices and welcomed the chapter's new report, Unbundled: How Renewable Energy Credits Undermine Maryland's Transition to Clean, Renewable Energy.

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Mountain Valley Pipeline

Partial victory: Permits rescinded for Mountain Valley Pipeline

PSR applauds the decision made by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to rescind permits for the Mountain Valley Pipeline along its proposed route through Jefferson National Forest. Although the court’s decision was tailored to a small section of the 303-mile pipeline, this decision could have implications beyond the national forest.

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Peace and Security

Dr. Jimmy Hara and Junji Sarashina

Baltimore and Los Angeles city councils vote to support nuclear disarmament

The city councils of Baltimore and Los Angeles voted, August 6 and August 8, to adopt resolutions urging the United States to embrace the nuclear weapons ban treaty (Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons) and implement an increasingly popular set of policies known as "Back from the Brink." Both city council votes were unanimous.

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In the news


Carbon fee will help clear air we breathe
Op-ed by Washington PSR member Dr. Jonathan Witte, Everett Herald (Washington) - August 19

 


Step back from brink of nuclear annihilation
Op-ed by PSR Board Member Dr. Peter Wilk and Rev. Carie Johnsen, Kennebec Journal (Maine) - August 8

 


Video: From Hiroshima to Hope
Seattle Channel (City of Seattle) - August 7
3 minute video segment depicting the Aug 6, 2018 lantern-floating ceremony at Green Lake.

 


Hibakusha and hope in the nuclear ge
Op-ed by PSR Board Member Dr. Robert Dodge, Common Dreams - August 6
 


Help bring us back from the brink of nuclear war
Op-ed by Dr. Paula Rogge of PSR Wisconsin, The Capital Times - August 6
 


No more corporate welfare for energy firms
Op-ed by Tim Whitehouse and Dr. Gina Angiola of Chesapeake PSR, Baltimore Sun - August 6
 


Video: Hiroshima and Nagasaki casualties remembered at event in Harrisburg
WGAL - August 5
1 minute video on the lantern-floating ceremony in Harrisburg, featuring interview with PSR Harrisburg's Dr. James Jones.
 


Atomic shadows
Op-ed by Nancy Dickeman, downwinder and former WPSR staff, Seattle Times - August 5
 


Maryland's green-wash
Baltimore Sun editorial - July 31
 


Lessons from Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Op-ed by Dr. Terry Clark of Western North Carolina PSR, Asheville Citizen-Times - July 26

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