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We Regulate a Tiny Fraction of the 12,000 ‘Forever Chemicals.’ There’s a Better Way.

May 3, 2024 Comments Off on We Regulate a Tiny Fraction of the 12,000 ‘Forever Chemicals.’ There’s a Better Way.

The New York Times article citing PSR’s “Fracking with ‘Forever Chemicals’ in Texas” report.

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Wood Heating Eclipses All Other Sources of PM2.5 Pollution in Massachusetts

May 3, 2024 Comments Off on Wood Heating Eclipses All Other Sources of PM2.5 Pollution in Massachusetts

Article in the Amherst Independent quoting Greater Boston PSR Board Member Brita Lundberg, MD.

Reporting on climate change impacts on marginalized communities

May 2, 2024 Comments Off on Reporting on climate change impacts on marginalized communities

Great Lakes Echo Tammy Murphy, advocacy director for the Physicians for Social Responsibility Pennsylvania, said her organization also struggles with literacy. “When you’re doing scientific and health-based research and presenting…

Significant Wins for Environment & Health in New Biden Administration Rules

May 1, 2024 Comments Off on Significant Wins for Environment & Health in New Biden Administration Rules

PSR applauds the Biden Administration’s Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Department of Agriculture for their recently finalized rules that will help to improve the health of communities nationwide. PSR and our members submitted comments on four of these rules to ensure that they strongly protected public health. 

Green hydrogen: A climate change solution or fossil fuel bait and switch?

April 29, 2024 Comments Off on Green hydrogen: A climate change solution or fossil fuel bait and switch?

WHYY article quoting PSR Pennsylvania’s Christina DiGiulio.

More Than Refrigerators: Energy Star for the Entire Office & Home

April 29, 2024 Comments Off on More Than Refrigerators: Energy Star for the Entire Office & Home

We all recognize the Energy Star logo on refrigerators and other appliances. But PSR readers may not know that Energy Star is a great tool for the entire healthcare office to save energy and money. 

Green hydrogen: A climate change solution or fossil fuel bait and switch?

April 29, 2024 Comments Off on Green hydrogen: A climate change solution or fossil fuel bait and switch?

Article from WHYY quoting PSR Pennsylvania’s Christina DiGiulio.

Midwest PSR board members join tax day protest at Kansas City nuke plant

April 29, 2024 Comments Off on Midwest PSR board members join tax day protest at Kansas City nuke plant

On April 15, tax day, PSR Board members David Drake, DO and Ann Suellentrop, MSRN joined with members of Peaceworks Kansas City and the Catholic Worker to protest nuclear weapons work conducted at Kansas City Nuclear Security Campus.

Oil drilling in the Apalachicola River System is still a very bad idea

April 28, 2024 Comments Off on Oil drilling in the Apalachicola River System is still a very bad idea

Op-ed in the Tallahassee Democrat by Pam McVety, PSR Florida Board Member.

Meeting with the White House on CO2 Pipelines

April 26, 2024 Comments Off on Meeting with the White House on CO2 Pipelines

We recently engaged with the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on a forthcoming rulemaking from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration regarding carbon dioxide (CO2) pipeline safety. PSR has called for a moratorium on all CO2 pipeline development due to the dangers of potential leaks and ruptures.