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Dr. Eve Shapiro Speaks at TEP Rate Case Public Hearing

Dr. Eve Shapiro, M.D., spoke at a TEP rate case hearing on Monday, January 13, to a full house of more than 100 people. She shares her comments from the meeting and urges all citizens to speak up about their concerns. “We have been a TEP customer since moving to Tucson 33 years ago. I …

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Letter to the Editor, AZ Daily Star

Published in Arizona Daily Star January 10, 2020 Say ‘no’ to TEP rate increase Tucson Electric Power is asking for an increase in our electricity rates in order to cover their expenses on natural gas. This is completely wrong-minded in these perilous times of climate change that we are all witnessing. It is hotter and …

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We Call on AZ Congressional Delegation to Prioritize Climate and Health Policies

We call on Arizona’s Congressional Delegation to lead Congress in recognizing climate change as a health emergency and to prioritize the actions in this Climate and Health Policy Call to Action. Arizona has two cities that are in the Top 4 most vulnerable in the U.S. to climate change. Building healthy energy, transportation, land use, …

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Nuclear weapons are still the greatest threat to world peace. Nato must take action now to protect humanity

https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/nuclear-weapons-threat-nato-summit-trump-leaders-new-arms-race-a9230546.html   The risk of a nuclear war is higher than at any time since the end of the Cold War. The Nato summit in London is leaders chance to prevent a new arms race. Mary Robinson Nuclear weapons and the climate emergency are the two existential threats facing humanity today. Across the world, there …

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Take Action: Tell Congress: Protect Workers from Deadly Heat!

Heat is the leading weather-related killer in the U.S., and the problem is only growing worse because of the climate crisis. U.S. workers currently have no basic protections against deadly heat, and it’s only getting more dangerous for them. Whether it’s a worker laboring under the scorching sun or in a sweltering warehouse without proper …

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PSR AZ Attends November 2019 Kirkpatrick Town Hall

It was standing room only in an auditorium at the Pima Community College District Office with more than 150 people in attendance. Constituents were engaged as Congresswoman Kirkpatrick answered their questions for nearly one hour. There were several rounds of applause and nods of agreement with her statements. Concerns about environmental protections were also addressed …

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News conference: Improve Air Quality in Tucson

Physicians for Social Responsibility- Arizona Chapter is LIVE for a press conference with Victoria Steele, @EngelForArizona, and @tucsonelectricautoassociation to call on Arizona’s @Senator Kyrsten Sinema and @SenMarthaMcSally to oppose @EPAAWheeler’s reckless proposal to roll back America’s #CleanerCars standards. Tucson residents deserve clean air. Rolling back America’s #CleanerCars standards will allow automakers to make dirtier cars …

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Climate Change Poses Threats to Children’s Health Worldwide

The health effects of climate change will be unevenly distributed and children will be among those especially harmed, according to a new report from the medical journal The Lancet. The report compared human health consequences under two scenarios: one in which the world meets the commitments laid out in the Paris Agreement and reins in …

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