The links between burning fossil fuels and adverse health impacts continue to grow. Four recent studies show that sharply reducing our dependence on fossil fuels would result in significant health and economic benefits for our society.
Monitoring air pollution from industrial-scale poultry operations should not be controvesrial. But in Maryland, it is. That is why we are supporting this health professional sign-on letter.
Sign a petition urging the Virginia General Assembly to remove anti-competitive solar policies in Virginia. Increasing solar energy in Virginia will benefit health and the economy.
Dr. Gina Angiola made a statement in support of the Maryland fracking ban bills introduced in the Maryland General Assembly. The risks to health and environment make a fracking ban the only rational option.
Donald Trump's choice to lead EPA, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, has spent his career working to dismantle basic public health protections. National PSR is working to stop his appointment.
Carbon pollution and climate change harm children's health in Maryland, writes Chesapeake PSR Climate Health Action Team Co-Lead Alfred Bartlett MD.
USEPA rejected the Maryland Department of the Environment's challenge on SO2 emissions, saying the state does not meet federal air quality standards. Now Maryland must come up with a plan to reduce pollution from the Wagner coal-fired power plant south of Baltimore in Anne Arundel County.
The Clean Energy Jobs Act was vetoed by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, revealing he is out of touch with the importance of addressing climate change and the positive health impacts of clean, renewable energy, such as solar and wind.
The New York Times reported on the health problems faced by residents in the Upton-Druid Heights neighborhood of West Baltimore, the scene of recent unrest in Maryland's largest city.
The New York Times reported that, "...residents die from nearly every major disease at substantially higher rates than the city as a whole — nearly double the rate from heart disease, more than double the rate from prostate cancer, and triple the rate from AIDS. Life expectancy here is just 68 years, one notch above Pakistan." In addition, the area suffers from higher rates of asthma, lead paint poisoning and drug addiction.
Bishop Douglas Miles, the pastor at Koinonia Baptist Church in Northeast Baltimore, told the New York Times, “If the statistics that are present in these communities were present in any white community in Baltimore, it would be declared a state of emergency. Health disparities loom as a giant lurking in the shadows. They never get talked about.”
CPSR filed a lawsuit on Maryland coal-fired power plant regulations to reduce NO2 air pollution.