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December 28, 2021

Environment & Health

Coos Bay

Proposed LNG export terminal defeated!

We did it! The proposed Jordan Cove liquified natural gas (LNG) export terminal, and the Pacific Connector fracked gas pipeline that would have served it, are officially defeated in Oregon. The victory is the culmination of the work of Oregon PSR alongside landowners, tribes, the State of Oregon, and other allied organizations to protect public health in southern Oregon and the climate.

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Zach Williams

Welcome, Zach Williams!

PSR is delighted to welcome Zach Williams, MPH to the Environment & Health team. As our Health Educator, Zach will educate and engage health professionals about the risks to health from gas stoves.

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Peace and Security

NYCAN demonstration

New York City Joins PSR and ICAN in the Movement For Nuclear Weapons Abolition

On December 9, New York City Council passed a monumental package of legislation with sweeping support (41-5 was the final vote count) — that endorses nuclear weapons abolition and moves New York City toward divesting from the nuclear weapons industry. Besides divestment, the legislation package calls on the U.S. government to join the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) and calls for the formation of a committee responsible for ensuring the city is complying with its status as a nuclear weapons free zone since 1983. PSR New York member Ellen Ferranti, MD — a New York City native (far left in photo, with Dinkins poster) — has been part of this effort from the start.

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In the news

What the Nuclear Policy Community Needs to Understand About Intersectionality
Mari Faines, PSR Director of Communications and Outreach, Outrider - Dec 21


Why California can't fill a major gap in its climate strategy
Grist - Dec 15
Quotes PSR-Los Angeles Executive Director Martha Dina Argüello


The Untold Stories of the Black Middle Class in America
Mari Faines, PSR Director of Communications and Outreach, Inkstick - Dec 14


Health letter to EPA supporting strong clean car standards: Six public health experts join Environment America to call for clean cars
Environment America - Dec 14
Quotes Lisa Doggett, MD, Texas PSR and Brita Lundberg, MD, Greater Boston PSR


Climate change is transforming how Angelenos live, breathe and escape the heat
The Los Angeles Times - Dec 9
Quotes PSR-Los Angeles Executive Director Martha Dina Argüello


Oil company hasn't replaced leaking tanks near Fort Collins despite months of complaints
Coloradoan - Dec 6
Quotes PSR Colorado's Cory Carroll, MD


Biden has chance to deescalate threat of nuclear war
David C. Hall, MD, past president of PSR National and Washington PSR, Everett Herald - Dec 5


Don't ignore the harm caused by burning trash
Baltimore Sun - Dec 4
Mentions Chesapeake PSR


In shadow of Texas gas drilling sites, health fears escalate
ABC News - Nov 30
Cites PSR's fracking Compendium


'Eliminate nuclear weapons': Scientists rally in Portsmouth, seek 'bold' action from U.S.
Fosters Daily Democrat - Nov 29
Quotes PSR Board Member Ira Helfand, MD


The greatest health threat of our time has no medical treatment
Brett Perkison MD and Rebecca Bernhardt JD, Houston, Texas PSR, Houston Chronicle - Nov 24


Divisive Tacoma LNG project wins approval from key state board, upsetting Puyallup Tribe
The News Tribune - Nov 23
Mentions Washington PSR


Purging contaminants from U.S. drinking water, including toxic PFAS chemicals
The Community Word - Nov 23
Cites PSR's fracking chemicals report


Low wage, essential workers demand better protections in California
PBS News Hour - Nov 21
Cites PSR-Los Angeles fast food and COVID report.


New holiday cooking safety guide offers tips on how to avoid unhealthy air pollution from gas stoves
Illinois PIRG - Nov 18
Quotes PSR's Barbara Gottlieb


Senator Markey Files NDAA Amendment to Redirect Defense Dept. Funds to Address Climate Crisis
Sen. Ed Markey Press Release - Nov 18
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