Chesapeake PSR


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2017 newsletters

Mid-April 2017 - Join Chesapeake PSR at the March for Science in Annapolis on Saturday, April, 22, 2017. Chesapeake PSR's Gwen DuBois, MD, MPH, and others will speak on how to protect science from the Trump administration's war on science.

April 2017 - How do we protect science in the age of the Trump war on science? It's up to us. News on the big fracking ban win, upcoming offshore wind decisions by the PSC, climate and science marches, pesticides in Montgomery County, our legislative testimony on lead and other issues, and two upcoming events on climate and health and nuclear weapons.

March 2017 - Things are moving quickly in Annapolis. News on the big rally to ban fracking in Maryland, good and bad fracking bills, new PSC hearings on offshore wind, blood lead levels in Maryland and Baltimore City, our April 15 annual dinner speaker on nuclear weapons, and a map of our members.

February 2017 - All eyes on Annapolis: Competing fracking bills in the Maryland Senate, overturn of Governor Hogan's Clean Energy Jobs Act veto, protecting power customers from shut off, Nobel laureates and nuclear weapons ban, Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) health benefits, and a map of our members. 

End of January 2017 - Why we resist the Trump agenda: Nuclear weapons on hair trigger alert, overturning of the renewable energy veto, energy efficiency and EmPOWER in Maryland, President Dr. Gwen DuBois's testimony on prohibiting lead and mercury truck wheel weights, rally in Annapolis to ban fracking, FDA position on lead in lipstick and externally applied cosmetics, Dr. Sara Via's interview on the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), Dr. Al Bartlett's op-ed on the health impacts of banning fracking and passing the Clean Energy Jobs Act.

Late January - Final push to ban fracking in Maryland, actions health professionals and non-health professionals can take to support a ban on fracking, Chesapeake PSR issue papers on the health effects of fracking and why fracking regulations cannot protect Maryland.

Mid-January 2017 - Pushing back against the Trump agenda: a schedule of ways you can get involved.

January 2017 - Legislative agenda: ban fracking in Maryland, override clean energy veto, codify EmPOWER, keep antibiotics working, reduce lead poisoning, prohibit lead and mercury in wheel weights, protect pollinators by limiting neonicotinoids, study and make recommendations on the pesticide atrazine, provide paid family medical leave, support the use of assistance programs at farmers' markets.

2016 newsletters

December 2016 - Scott Pruitt at EPA, lawn pesticides, why fracking regulations can't protect Maryland, Chesapeake PSR intervening in offshore wind, climate change and health, protecting Maryland from fossil fuel pollution, overriding Governor Hogan's veto of Clean Energy Jobs Act.

November 2016 - After Trump, fracking and earthquakes, antibiotic resistance, lead workshops, reducing carbon emissions, Clean Energy Jobs Act.

October 2016 - Lead workshops, health effects of fracking, banning fracking in Maryland, climate and children's health, oil trains in Baltimore, health sign-on letters on fracking and renewable energy.

September 2016 - Neonicotinoids and bees, offshore wind, banning fracking, clean energy, lead workshops, coal-fired power, EmPOWER energy efficiency.

August 2016 - Health sign-on letter supporting RGGI greenhouse reduction, offshore wind, supporting a fracking ban in Maryland, commemorating Hiroshima and Nagasaki, EPA failure to respond on coal-fired power, revisiting atrazine.

July 2016 - Community solar in Maryland, comments on fracking regulations, SO2 pollution, lawn pesticides, Chesapeake PSR's new president Dr. Gwen DuBois, press, antibiotics resistance (superbugs) and farms, energy efficiency, RGGI, commemorating Hiroshima-Nagasaki.

June 2016 - Opposing Fracking in Maryland

May 2016 - Legislative outcomes: Reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GGRA), Clean Energy Jobs Act, dirty energy sources in renewable energy portfolio, Maryland green bank, disclosing fracking chemicals, fracking liability and disclosure, protecting pollinators (neonicotinoids), diesel trucks, lead and mercury in truck wheels, farms and antibiotics overuse, solitary confinement, paid sick leave.

April 2016 Legislative update, Maryland General Assembly: greenhouse gas reduction (GGRA), Maryland Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS), protecting bees and pollinators (neonicotinoids). Nuclear accountability. Our workshop on climate change and public health.

March 2016 Maryland General Assembly update, greenhouse gas reduction (GGRA), Fukushima meltdown commemoration, workshop on climate and the practice of medicine, zero waste speaker at annual dinner, emergency response to nuclear attack.

January 2016 - Legislative agenda: renewing greenhouse reduction (GGRA), renewing Maryland Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS), protecting bees from neonicotinoid pesticides, toxic pollution in low-income communities, agricultural antibiotics overuse, paid sick leave.

Previous Chesapeake PSR newsletters:

2015 Newsletters 

2014 Newsletters 

2013 Newsletters