September 1, 2009

Help strengthen U.S. climate and energy legislation
The U.S. Senate will be considering climate change and energy legislation in early September.  Its potential impact on the health and wellbeing of the planet cannot be underestimated. Now is a critical time for health professionals to speak out on the need for strong legislation that confronts the growing threat from climate change while leading the U.S. towards a safe, healthy and sustainable energy future.Given the urgency for action, PSR has developed two letters, urging your Senators to:

  1. Make strong, early cuts in carbon dioxide emissions in part by ending our reliance on coal-fired power plants.  Preserve the EPA’s authority to regulate carbon dioxide under the Clean Air Act.
  2. Eliminate loan guarantees or other subsidies for new nuclear power plants.

Our goal is to have as many health professionals as possible sign on to these important letters by September 8. PSR will deliver them to your Senators.

You can read the full text of the letters—and sign on– here: http://www.psr.org/climateletters

Please add your health professional voice to the call for confronting global warming and building a healthy, safe energy future.