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.
PSR co-presented a powerhouse webinar on carbon capture and sequestration – the unproven and faulty techno-fix that hasn’t yet shown it can capture and safely store carbon pollution forever.
On September 8th, 2021, Barbara Gottlieb, Environment and Health Program director, represented Physicians for Social Responsibility in front of the United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
Op-ed in the Arizona Daily Star by PSR Arizona’s Barbara Warren, MD.