The Deadly Impacts of Coal on Communities
For decades, since the start of PSR’s environment and health program, examining and educating the public and elected officials regarding potential health impacts of coal and coal ash served as a core priority for PSR. Our advocacy efforts made a great impact in the efforts to counter misleading reports by coal industry lobbyists and combat new coal projects that would threaten nearby communities.
PSR’s seminal reports, including “Coal’s Assault on Human Health,” continue to serve as definitive resources on potential health impacts associated with coal and coal ash to this day. PSR chapters and supporters in and near coal country continue to fight to raise awareness of the devastating, deadly impacts of coal and coal ash on human health.
As EPA Proposes Tougher Rules on Emissions, Report Names Pennsylvania as One of America’s Top Polluters
Inside Climate News article quoting PSR Pennsylvania’s Dr. Walter Tsou.
INACTIVE – Tell the EPA that we need the strongest regulations possible for brain-damaging emissions of mercury!
EPA’s Final Rule to Reaffirm Mercury and Air Toxics Standards Will Protect Millions from Toxic Power Plant Emissions
“Millions are breathing cleaner air because of these protections under the Clean Air Act,” said Jeff Carter, Executive Director of PSR.
The US EPA reaffirmed that it is “appropriate and necessary” to regulate mercury and hazardous air pollutants from power plants, reinstating an earlier EPA position reversed by the Trump administration.