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September 15, 2015

Peace & Security

Iran Deal Verdict

Zarif and Kerry

The House and Senate voted recently on a resolution to disapprove the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran. Thanks to 42 senators who supported it, the Iran agreement will not be undermined by the U.S. Congress. Thank you to all PSR members who responded to our action alerts, and to PSR members who met with their senators and representatives in person. Your hard work has paid off! Read more »

Nukebusters Finalists


The votes are in! Filmmakers sent in many excellent Nukebusters entries and around 500 people voted online for their favorite short films. Thanks to N Square for their generous support of this project, and thanks to everyone who promoted the contest and took part in the voting process! Read more »

Security News & Views ~ September Edition

NewsHere's this month's top 10 news articles and opinion pieces to keep you informed about what's happening in the nuclear disarmament movement. Read more »


Environment & Health

PSR Critiques EPA Fracking Study

A recent EPA study of fracking's effects on drinking water found instances of water contamination. Yet the report failed to present those findings clearly, leading to media coverage suggesting there was no risk of harm. The public has a right to know that fracking does endanger drinking water. Learn more about fracking's risks to water resources and PSR's critique of the EPA report.

Shining the Spotlight on State-Led Clean Energy Advocacy

The Clean Power Plan

There’s still time to register for the September 16th Climate Health Webinar! Hear from two of PSR’s chapters that are successfully advocating on clean energy and climate change. Join the conversation about state advocacy for clean energy, and get useful ideas about how you can raise PSR’s health voice in your state. Join us for "The Clean Power Plan: Progress and Challenges in the States," Wednesday, September 16th, 8-9 pm eastern. Register here »

In This Issue

Iran Deal Verdict

Nukebusters Finalists

Security News & Views

PSR Critiques EPA Fracking Study

State-Led Clean Energy Advocacy

Latest PSR Blog Post

Climate Health Summit: It's "Back-to-School" Time for Students and Health Professionals Alike by Jennifer Tabola

PSR Actions

A big win for the Iran deal! Let's keep the momentum rolling »

Don't let big polluters threaten our water resources »

In the News

Area physician to participate in United Nations panel on nuclear disarmament
September 9, 2015
Dr. Ira Helfand, an area doctor and past president of PSR, participated in a United Nations panel on nuclear disarmament at the U.N. headquarters in New York.

Why Northwest Doctors Oppose Oil-by-Rail Development
September 2, 2015
A recent report from the Oregon and Washington chapters of PSR summarizes the potential health impacts of proposed oil-by-rail developments in the Northwest.

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