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Updated coal ash standards will clean up hundreds of contaminated sites

After nearly ten years, EPA has updated its standards regulating the management of coal ash, the toxics-laden waste that is left behind after coal is burned. PSR welcomes this long-overdue standard.

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Comments to EPA on Mercury and Air Toxics Standards

Health and medical organizations including PSR submitted these comments to the U.S. EPA on standards for hazardous pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants.

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.