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Carbon Capture Webinar

Examining Carbon Capture Through a Public Health & Environmental Justice Lens

Webinar co-hosted by PSR National and the Science & Environmental Health Network.


Mercury and Air Toxics PSR Testimony

PSR’s Barbara Gottlieb and Climate Ambassadors Janis B. Petzel, MD and Alan Lockwood, MD, FAAN, FANA, testified in support of the EPA reaffirming and strengthening the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards for Power Plants rule.


PSR Testimony on Toxic Mercury Pollution

PSR Environment & Health Program Director Barbara Gottlieb testified on the need for the EPA to reinstate their Mercury and Air Toxics rule, which limits toxic air and water pollution from coal-fired power plants.

Letter to EPA on Coal Combustion Residuals

Letter signed by PSR and partner groups asking the EPA to extend by 30 days the comment period for a rule on coal combustion residuals.


PSR Expert Testimony on Coal Ash

PSR National Environment & Health Director Barbara Gottlieb gave expert testimony on the health impacts of coal ash disposal for a PSR Chesapeake lawsuit against the EPA.


PSR Policy on Carbon Pricing

Physicians for Social Responsibility urges the United States to adopt a carbon price on fossil fuels to control global emissions of carbon dioxide and methane, the chief causes of global climate change.


Selling Our Health Down the River

This report documents the need to control the amount of toxic pollutants such as arsenic, mercury, selenium, and nitrogen that coal-fired power plants can discharge into streams and rivers.

Fact Sheet

Chromium Fact Sheet

A brief overview of the dangers to health from hexavalent chromium in coal ash.

Fact Sheet

Big Issues in Coal Ash Disposal

PSR fact sheet on federal coal ash handling and disposal rules.


Coal Ash: The Toxic Threat to Our Health and Environment

Coal ash contains a range of toxic constituents that are known to leach, leak, or spill out of coal ash disposal sites and adversely affect human and environmental health.