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Key accomplishments of 2019

As 2019 draws to a close, we are proud to reflect on our accomplishments of the year and look forward to 2020. This was a big year for Texas PSR. Here are some of the key accomplishments of 2019: Created a successful Call to Action on Climate and Health, signed by over 150 Texas physicians and other healthcare professionals and organizations, urging the Texas Congressional delegation to pursue strong and effective climate legislation. Raised awareness about the health effects of climate change through the publication of an op-ed in the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram.and ...

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100% Clean Economy Bill Introduced

Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) introduced the 100% Clean Economy Act of 2019 with Representatives Deb Haaland (NM-01), Debbie Dingell (MI-12), Earl Blumenauer (OR-3), Paul Tonko (NY-20) and Chellie Pingree (ME-01). This legislation sets a nationwide goal of achieving a 100 percent clean energy economy by 2050, defined as net-zero climate pollution across all sectors of the United States’ economy. The bill was introduced with over 150 original co-sponsors. ...

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Texas Physicians for Social Responsibility Opposes Nomination of Andrew Wheeler as EPA Administrator

Austin, Texas. — In response to the nomination of Andrew Wheeler to serve as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Texas Physicians for Social Responsibility, an organization that mobilizes medical and health professionals and advocates on issues concerning environmental threats to public health, joins National Physicians for Social Responsibility in opposing the nomination of Andrew Wheeler as EPA Administrator and endorses the following statement: “American families deserve an Environmental Protection Agency Administrator who actually ...

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Climate Change Will Take a Bite From U.S. Economy, Report Finds Without major action to rein in global warming, the American economy could lose 10 percent of G.D.P. by 2100, according to a report from 13 federal agencies.