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Nurses: Keystone XL Pipeline Still Significant Threat to Public Health and Climate Change

Nurses: Keystone XL Pipeline Still Significant Threat to Public Health and Climate Change

Nurses remain adamantly opposed to construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, and will continue to speak out and join public protests against the project, warning of the consequences for public health and the acceleration of the damaging effects of the climate crisis, said National Nurses United today. —National Nurses United, 03/24/17 More »

Nurses Applaud San Luis Obispo County Vote to Uphold Rejection of Phillips 66 Train Project

Nurses Applaud San Luis Obispo County Vote to Uphold Rejection of Phillips 66 Train Project

The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United welcomed the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors vote to uphold the Planning Commission's rejection of a controversial proposal by Phillip 66 to transport millions of gallons of crude tar sands oil through the county by rail every week. —California Nurses Association, 03/15/17 More »

Nurses Urge Senate to Reject Pruitt for Critical EPA Post

Nurses Urge Senate to Reject Pruitt for Critical EPA Post

With the defeat of fast food CEO Andrew Puzder to head the Department of Labor, National Nurses United today stepped up opposition to the nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. —National Nurses United, 02/15/17 More »

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The Human Cost Of Trump’s Rollback On Regulations

The Human Cost Of Trump’s Rollback On Regulations

WASHINGTON ― If Tom Ward had to die from his work, he’d rather fall off a scaffold than endure the slow death his father did from the debilitating lung disease silicosis. —By Dave Jamieson writing for The Huffington Post, 04/17/17 More »

McAllen denies drilling permit

McAllen denies drilling permit

In front of packed chambers at city hall, with many sporting anti-drilling stickers, the commission denied a drilling permit to Texakoma, a gas and oil company from Plano. The application was for a drilling site near North 10th Street and Northgate Lane. The well would be drilled horizontally, underneath 10th Street, and would terminate near North Colonel Rowe. —Mitchell Ferman, The Monitor, 03/28/17 More »

Maryland Senate just voted 35-10 to ban fracking in the state

Maryland Senate just voted 35-10 to ban fracking in the state

The Maryland Senate just voted 35-10 to ban fracking in Maryland! Since the House already passed the bill and Governor Hogan promised to sign it, we're about to ban fracking in Maryland. —Food & Water Watch, 03/27/17 More »

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In Solidarity With Science, Climate Marches, Nurses Say, “Science Over Profit!”

In Solidarity With Science, Climate Marches, Nurses Say, “Science Over Profit!”

April marks two national marches—the March for Science on April 22 (Earth Day), and the People’s Climate March on April 29. Both of these marches call on those shaping the policies that impact the health and safety of everyday people to respect scientific evidence. Thousands of people all across the country will take to the streets to make it clear that we will not stand for anything less. —National Nurses United, 04/19/17 More »

A Conversation With NNU Co-President Jean Ross About The Keystone Pipeline

A Conversation With NNU Co-President Jean Ross About The Keystone Pipeline

The corrosive tar sands oil that is extracted, transported, and refined for the Keystone project is a major contributor to climate change. —Pattie Lockard, Nurse Talk Radio, 04/10/17 More »

Council Nurses Urge San Francisco To Divest from DAPL

Council Nurses Urge San Francisco To Divest from DAPL

Nurses from the San Francisco Metro Council attended an San Francisco Board of Supervisors meeting to urge the city to divest from any banks and financial institutions who have investments in the Dakota Access Pipeline. —California Nurses Association, 03/15/17 More »