A Roadmap for 2021: Learn, Take Action, Change the World

FEBRUARY 23, 2021 NEWS, COMMITTEE UPDATES, POLICY WATCH, EVENTS Well, our new year is off to a tumultuous start! An insurrection against our most fundamental liberties followed by the inauguration of our duly-elected President. The momentous entry-into-force of the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, and the welcome ...

A Roadmap for 2021: Learn, Take Action, Change the World2021-02-23T17:43:39-08:00

SIGNED: California Building Decarbonization Package: SB 30, SB 31, SB 32 & SB 37

SIGNED: California Building Decarbonization Package: SB 30, SB 31, SB 32 & SB 37 (Cortese). SF Bay PSR is supporting this bill package because a just transition to zero-emission buildings is absolutely critical to ensure that California reaches the state’s current climate goals. The State Air Resources Board finds that California’s building energy use accounts ...

SIGNED: California Building Decarbonization Package: SB 30, SB 31, SB 32 & SB 372021-02-23T12:17:54-08:00

SUPPORT: SB 467 Ban Fracking and Other Destructive Oil Extraction Methods and to Require Distance Between Oil Extraction and Homes and Schools

SUPPORT: SB 467 Ban Fracking and Other Destructive Oil Extraction Methods and to Require Distance Between Oil Extraction and Homes and Schools This California bill would stop new and renewed permits for, and ban after January 2022, hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and other oil extraction methods that pose risks to the environment and public health. Also, ...

SUPPORT: SB 467 Ban Fracking and Other Destructive Oil Extraction Methods and to Require Distance Between Oil Extraction and Homes and Schools2021-02-23T12:17:04-08:00

SIGNED: Letter to advocate for Governor Newsom to appoint California Transportation Commissioners who embrace 21st-century equitable, decentralized, clean energy system concepts.

SIGNED: Letter to advocate for Governor Newsom to appoint California Transportation Commissioners who embrace 21st-century equitable, decentralized, clean energy system concepts. This little-known body has enormous power over how California spends its transportation dollars, but it has traditionally been very auto oriented and the Commissioners, until very recently, almost never had backgrounds in transportation policy ...

SIGNED: Letter to advocate for Governor Newsom to appoint California Transportation Commissioners who embrace 21st-century equitable, decentralized, clean energy system concepts.2021-02-23T12:16:16-08:00

SIGNED: Letter to encourage The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) is the agency that regulates stationary sources of air pollution (like PM)

SIGNED: Letter to encourage The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) is the agency that regulates stationary sources of air pollution (like PM) to achieve air quality standards, with the goal of reducing and eliminating health problems caused by air pollution. BAAQMD is considering a stricter regulation (amendment to Rule 6-5) that would require ...

SIGNED: Letter to encourage The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) is the agency that regulates stationary sources of air pollution (like PM)2021-02-23T12:13:57-08:00

SIGNED: Letter urging the Bay Area Air Quality Management District to prioritize a swift phase out of fossil fuels for health, climate, and clean air benefits throughout the region.

SIGNED: Letter urging the Bay Area Air Quality Management District to prioritize a swift phase out of fossil fuels for health, climate, and clean air benefits throughout the region. Zero Emission Standards for heaters and appliances are the most impactful measures that the air district can take to reduce pollution from gas used inside homes ...

SIGNED: Letter urging the Bay Area Air Quality Management District to prioritize a swift phase out of fossil fuels for health, climate, and clean air benefits throughout the region.2021-02-23T12:13:21-08:00

SUCCESS: Nuclear Regulatory Commission Drops Plan to Deregulate Rad-Waste Disposal.

SUCCESS: Nuclear Regulatory Commission Drops Plan to Deregulate Rad-Waste Disposal. SF Bay PSR joined PSR-LA, Committee to Bridge the Gap, and Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility and collectively we were able to push the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to drop the plan to deregulate radioactive waste disposal. December 2020. READ MORE … https://www.peer.org/nrc-drops-plan-to-deregulate-rad-waste-disposal/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=b60f8470-292f-4536-8435-f18849046cc3      

SUCCESS: Nuclear Regulatory Commission Drops Plan to Deregulate Rad-Waste Disposal.2021-02-23T12:11:01-08:00

SIGNED: Letter to U.S. Department of Energy, Idaho Operations Office Re: Draft Versatile Test Reactor (VTR) Environmental Impact Statement (EIS-0542) written by Snake River Alliance. SIGNED: Letter to U.S. Department of Energy, Idaho Operations Office Re: Draft Versatile Test Reactor (VTR) Environmental Impact Statement (EIS-0542) written by Snake River Alliance. While fuel for all nuclear reactors is dangerous, the fuel for the proposed VTR is especially concerning. In addition to uranium, plutonium would also be required to fuel the reactor. The proposed use of plutonium presents typical risks of contamination and hazardous waste, but also the additional danger of nuclear proliferation and the threat of terrorism. Plutonium is a key component of nuclear bombs, and its proposed use as fuel for the VTR will set a dangerous precedent for the nuclear energy industry in the future. READ MORE …

SIGNED: Letter to U.S. Department of Energy, Idaho Operations Office Re: Draft Versatile Test Reactor (VTR) Environmental Impact Statement (EIS-0542) written by Snake River Alliance. While fuel for all nuclear reactors is dangerous, the fuel for the proposed VTR is especially concerning. In addition to uranium, plutonium would also be required to fuel the reactor. The ...

SIGNED: Letter to U.S. Department of Energy, Idaho Operations Office Re: Draft Versatile Test Reactor (VTR) Environmental Impact Statement (EIS-0542) written by Snake River Alliance. SIGNED: Letter to U.S. Department of Energy, Idaho Operations Office Re: Draft Versatile Test Reactor (VTR) Environmental Impact Statement (EIS-0542) written by Snake River Alliance. While fuel for all nuclear reactors is dangerous, the fuel for the proposed VTR is especially concerning. In addition to uranium, plutonium would also be required to fuel the reactor. The proposed use of plutonium presents typical risks of contamination and hazardous waste, but also the additional danger of nuclear proliferation and the threat of terrorism. Plutonium is a key component of nuclear bombs, and its proposed use as fuel for the VTR will set a dangerous precedent for the nuclear energy industry in the future. READ MORE …2021-02-23T12:07:43-08:00

SIGNED: letter by Trust for America’s Health. As Congress considers the Administration’s request for additional COVID response funding and looks ahead to recovery, it is vital to strengthen the public health system for the immediate response as well as the long-term

SIGNED: letter by Trust for America’s Health. As Congress considers the Administration’s request for additional COVID response funding and looks ahead to recovery, it is vital to strengthen the public health system for the immediate response as well as the long-term. Please join this organizational sign-on letter to congressional leadership in support of sustained funding for ...

SIGNED: letter by Trust for America’s Health. As Congress considers the Administration’s request for additional COVID response funding and looks ahead to recovery, it is vital to strengthen the public health system for the immediate response as well as the long-term2021-02-23T12:05:53-08:00

Health and Medical Organizations Call for Immediate Action to Protect Our Nation’s Health in the Face of the Climate Health Emergency

PSR and 68 health and medical organizations call on the Biden-Harris administration to take a “health in all policies” approach to climate change. We signed on to the memo outlining 9 key priorities for promoting health and equity across federal agencies. The recommendations offer a path for bold climate action that protects health and health ...

Health and Medical Organizations Call for Immediate Action to Protect Our Nation’s Health in the Face of the Climate Health Emergency2021-02-19T16:25:36-08:00
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