September 27, 2017
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Expanding the health voice

Chesapeake PSR is expanding the engagement of health professionals and advocates on issues of climate and energy, toxic pollution and social justice in Maryland - and now, Virginia. As the Trump administration makes decisions harmful to our families and patients, we will work harder at the local, state and regional level for health and environmental protections.  

We welcome Virginia 

National PSR (PSR) received a generous donation in February to allow us to expand our efforts on climate and energy in Virginia. Working with PSR, we are now integrating that work into the work of the Chesapeake chapter. Our focus in Virginia is breaking down the barriers to clean energy. 

Read our new Virginia webpage for more on our work there.

 

 

 



Regional progress in capping carbon emissions

Maryland groups held a rally to celebrate and improve the nine-state Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative's (RGGI) tentative plan to reduce power plant emissions by 30 percent by 2030. Chesapeake PSR organized health petitions in support of stronger reductions, testified at public hearings and submitted written comments. Read the press release on the rally.

Read about how this move will help reduce air and water pollution. 

 


 

Speaker training: The Humanitarian Case for Eliminating Nuclear Weapons (October 7)

As the battle of words escalates, the need for action on nuclear weapons is more critical than ever. Please join Chesapeake PSR and PSR for a speaker training, October 7, 10 a.m. - 12 noon (click below for more information and to register). We need messengers to inform citizens about public health pathways to nuclear disarmament.

 

  



SIGN: A petition to reduce the risk of nuclear war  

Please sign Chesapeake PSR's petition to Maryland's congressional delegation to support the bill to prevent nuclear first strikes, freeze spending on nuclear weapons and urge the U.S. to sign the nuclear weapons ban treaty.  

Sign our petition and read why there is no peace with 15,000 nuclear weapons.

 


 

SIGN: Petition to reduce toxic coal plant waste  

Please sign Chesapeake PSR's health professional and advocate petition to urge Maryland to strengthen coal-fired power plant discharge standards, in light of Trump administration efforts to ditch stronger protections.

Attend a public hearing tonight on Montgomery County's Dickerson plant discharge standards.

Sign here and read more about why dumping lead, arsenic and mercury poses an unacceptable risk.

 


 

Event: Your Home, Your Yard: Steps You Can Take to Lower Your Carbon Footprint (October 5)

Please join Chesapeake PSR in Germantown on October 5, 6-8 p.m., to learn what you can do at home and in your yard to lessen your impact on the planet. Climate change affects all of us. Learn more about steps each of us can take to lessen our carbon footprints and help heal the planet.  

 

 

 
 

Chesapeake PSR is a strong health voice on issues of environment, social justice and peace. Our volunteer activists are medical and health professionals and interested individuals. Please volunteer with Chesapeake PSR, donate, and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

 


 

 

 
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