Campaign Update

Tina Cordova and the Tularosa Basin Downwinders Consortium 

November 21, 2023

On November 3 in Washington, DC, PSR bestowed a Health Hero Award upon Tina Cordova, co-founder of the Tularosa Basin Downwinders Consortium. In her acceptance speech, Cordova spoke about what Downwinders have experienced and the current debate in Congress over the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act.

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Over 200 local elected officials urge Biden to eliminate nuclear weapons

November 20, 2023
200 Elected Officials Urge President Biden to Get Serious About Nuclear Disarmament.

A total of 218 mayors, city councilors, county and municipal officials and state legislators from around the USA delivered a letter to President Joe Biden urging him to fulfill his campaign promise and act decisively and urgently to confront the existential threat to humanity posed by nuclear weapons.

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Three New Assessments Find Huge Climate Impacts

November 17, 2023
Series of U.S. maps showing effects of climate change by region (temperature, precipitation, sea level)

Three important reports on climate change were issued recently – and the news isn’t good. They found widespread impacts and more billion-dollar climate- and weather-related disasters in the U.S., an increase in food insecurity and heat-related deaths around the world, and the hottest summer ever recorded on Earth.

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Updated status on critical government funding

November 16, 2023

PSR is advocating for equitable federal spending for our health and environment by submitting letters to the House of Representatives on nearly every appropriations bill that they’ve considered.

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Gas stoves are poisoning us; how the industry hid the danger

November 4, 2023

Op-ed by PSR Board Member Dr. Michael J. Martin in the San Jose Mercury News.

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Air Pollution from Indoors Pollutes the Outdoors

November 2, 2023

PSR partnered with Sierra Club and WeAct for Environmental Justice on the “National Building Pollution Report”, detailing how indoor fossil fuel combustion contributes to outdoor pollution.

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More “Damning” Evidence of Fracking’s Harms

November 1, 2023

PSR again partnered with Concerned Health Professionals of New York to help produce the ninth edition of the fracking Compendium, which summarizes and links to almost 2,500 papers, reports and…

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Crystal Mateo Joins PSR National as Climate & Health Fellow

October 30, 2023

PSR National welcomes our newest addition to the team, Crystal Mateo. Crystal is our new Climate & Health Fellow who will lead our Next Generation Climate Ambassador program.

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Back from the Brink to Biden: Get moving to prevent nuclear war

October 27, 2023

In the run-up to the 2nd Meeting of States Parties (2MSP) to the nuclear ban treaty, Back from the Brink is lining up local elected officials behind a letter to President Biden encouraging him to send official U.S. “Observers” to the meeting. 

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New PSR resource on historic first nuclear weapons ban treaty conference ahead of second conference next month

October 26, 2023

From June 21-23, 2022, a historic First Meetings of States Parties (1MSP) took place between all States Parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) to mark the Treaty’s entry into force and chart a path towards full and effective implementation of the TPNW.

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