2016 Press and Press Releases
WYPR interview, Cleaning Up Maryland's Air, Chesapeake PSR Climate Health Action Team Co-Lead Sara Via, PhD, Dec. 15, 2016 Chesapeake PSR's Dr. Sara Via lauded the successes of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) and the positive economic, environmental and health effects of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving energy efficiency in Maryland.
Frederick News-Post LTE, We Must Protect Frederick Residents From Fossil Fuel Pollution Chesapeake PSR Executive Director Tim Whitehouse, Nov. 20, 2016 Chesapeake PSR's Tim Whitehouse wrote that clean renewable energy is a small price to pay for a healthier Maryland as air pollution contributes to risks of asthma, lung cancer, respiratory illness and cardiovascular disease.
Frederick News-Post article, Medical Community Calls for Carbon Emissions Reductions in Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), Chesapeake PSR Executive Director Tim Whitehouse, Aug. 25, 2016 Chesapeake PSR's Tim Whitehouse was quoted about a letter signed by 100 health care professionals asking for stricter emissions standards in RGGI, noting the adverse health effects of air pollution from electricity generation in Maryland and the Northeast.
Frederick News-Post Op-Ed, Agricultural Overuse of Antibiotics, Antibiotic Resistance and Superbugs, Chesapeake PSR Climate Health Action Team Co-Lead Sara Via, PhD, July 13, 2016 Chesapeake PSR's Dr. Sara Via and Betsy Nicholas of Fair Farms wrote about the need to reduce agricultural antibiotics use in animals that are not sick, to prevent the spread of antibiotic-resistant superbugs.
Baltimore Sun Op-Ed, Banning Fracking is the Only Rational Option in Maryland, Chesapeake PSR Board Member Gina Angiola, MD, June 28, 2016 Chesapeake PSR's Dr. Gina Angiola talked about the consequences to health and climate of allowing fracking in Maryland. Studies link fracking to premature births and increased hospitalization rates for cardiac and neurological illness.
Baltimore Sun LTE, EmPOWER is Not a Tax, Chesapeake PSR Climate Health Action Team Co-Lead Sara Via, PhD, June 10, 2016 Chesapeake PSR's Dr. Sara Via, a biology professor at University of Maryland, outlined the benefits of the EmPOWER Maryland energy efficiency program in a letter to the editor, and criticized Maryland Governor Larry Hogan for mentioning only the utility surcharge.
Baltimore Sun article, Maryland Challenges EPA Over Anne Arundel's Wagner Coal-Fired Power Plant, Chesapeake PSR President Gwen DuBois, MD, MPH, quoted, June 13, 2016 Chesapeake PSR's Dr. Gwen DuBois was quoted in the Baltimore Sun about the need for pollution controls on coal-fired power plants.
WMAR ABC 2 interview, Baltimore ranks 5th in the region in number of solar panel installations, Chesapeake PSR board member Alfred Bartlett, MD, April 6, 2016. Chesapeake PSR's Dr. Alfred Bartlett spoke about the benefits of solar to the lung health of Baltimore's children and residents.
WYPR appearance, Curtis Bay Baltimore Incinerator (Starts at 19:13), Chesapeake PSR Executive Director Tim Whitehouse, Feb. 17, 2016 In an interview with Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Secretary Ben Grumbles on WYPR, Chesapeake PSR's Tim Whitehouse questioned the merits of the Energy Answers incinerator in the Curtis Bay neighborhood of Baltimore, stating that it makes no sense for public health (emitting lead and neurotoxins) and economic reasons.
WEAA, Marc Steiner Show appearance, Comments on the Curtis Bay Baltimore Maryland Incinerator, Chesapeake PSR Executive Director Tim Whitehouse and Secretary Gwen DuBois, MD, MPH, Feb. 11, 2016 Chesapeake PSR's Tim Whitehouse and Dr. Gwen DuBois talked to WEAA's Marc Steiner about the public health effects of lead emissions if Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) allows the Energy Answers trash incinerator to go forward in Baltimore's Curtis Bay.
2016 Press Releases