Dear Friends of PSR Philadelphia / Pennsylvania,
Keep PSR Philadelphia in mind on this year's Giving Tuesday, the global day of giving. PSR Philadelphia is a 501c3 non-profit established in 1979 with the mission to promote social responsibility by protecting health, the environment and communities.

Your generous contributions to our work enable us to take on these challenging issues and to bring a healthy perspective to a world in great need.

We thank you for your long-standing and dedicated support !
Updates on PSR
The American College of Physicians published a position paper: Reducing Firearm Injuries and Deaths in the United States. Then the NRA  tweeted  that doctors should "stay in their lane" as a response.

But, Physicians and Health Care Professionals have stepped up in response to the NRA with tweets such as: #ThisisMyLane #ThisIsOurLane  and  #ThisisEveryonesLane plus more each day. Articles are being published, radio shows are being broadcast, and health care providers are speaking out. Physicians and health care providers are on the front-line of the aftermath of shootings, and the violence in our communities are tragic and many people are outraged.

Local actions are happening, and PSR has a long history in violence prevention. In June, Thomas Jefferson University and Get Healthy Philly co-sponsored "Code Red" which was a day-long conference , following this event PSR Philadelphia volunteered to co-chair this committed network!
On November 19th PSR Phila/PA Will Meet For Strategic Planning!
Every four years we look at where we are and where we will go to keep PSR a vital force in our community. Healthcare professionals are an important voice of health and science. As we enter our 40th year, we will take a comprehensive look at current public health risks and the work needed to address these issues. We want our membership to be a part of the discussion. Please share your priorities with us by taking this survey.

Hearing for Appeal of SEPTA Nicetown Gas Plant Permit
On November 13, 2018, an appeal hearing was held for the proposed SEPTA Natural Gas Plant in Nicetown. A final verdict was not decided and the next one was scheduled for January. PSR member Tammy Murphy attended this hearing, and a strategy meeting later in the day, to plan how to attack the next hearing and to defend the health of local people in Nicetown and the surrounding areas. Learn more about this issue and how you can get involved here .
Why Build a Biodigester at Philly's Refinery?: There are a few new projects to watch out for in Philadelphia and the surrounding area, including a proposal to liquefy and sell more LNG from PGW, updates on the Adelphia Gateway pipeline, and changes at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery. We'll cover all of them, starting with the plan to build an anaerobic digester on PES's land. Click here to continue reading and to learn more.
Written by: Coryn Wolk
Publis hed: November 16, 2018