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American, British, and French Physicians Condemn Their Governments’ Protest of the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony

December 5, 2017 Comments Off on American, British, and French Physicians Condemn Their Governments’ Protest of the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony

The American, British, and French embassies in Norway announced they will refuse to send top-level diplomats to the Nobel peace prize ceremony in protest of the awardee, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). ICAN received the Nobel peace prize for raising awareness on the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons and achieving the first-ever U.N. treaty that categorically bans such weapons.

Physicians Warn Scrapping the Clean Power Plan Could Result in 10,000s of Preventable Deaths and Illnesses

October 10, 2017 Comments Off on Physicians Warn Scrapping the Clean Power Plan Could Result in 10,000s of Preventable Deaths and Illnesses

Today, the EPA announced the termination of the Clean Power Plan, the most comprehensive piece of climate change policy on the federal level. The policy created viable pathways for states to slash carbon emissions by almost one-third from electricity sectors, greatly advancing the nation’s ability to slow climate change.

International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons Awarded Nobel Peace Prize

October 6, 2017 Comments Off on International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons Awarded Nobel Peace Prize

Today, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their work bringing forward the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR)’s international federation, the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), founded ICAN in 2007. ICAN mobilized more than 400 NGOs across 100 countries to advocate for an international ban against nuclear weapons. The United Nations adopted the landmark treaty on July 7, 2017.

EPA Drops Illegal Effort to Delay Ozone Protections

August 3, 2017 Comments Off on EPA Drops Illegal Effort to Delay Ozone Protections

In response to legal action by public health, environmental, and community organizations, including PSR, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has dropped its proposed delay of the 2015 ozone standards.

Health and Environmental Groups Sue EPA Over Its Delay of Clean Air Protections for Millions

July 12, 2017 Comments Off on Health and Environmental Groups Sue EPA Over Its Delay of Clean Air Protections for Millions

Today, health, environmental and community groups sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to stop the agency’s delay in implementation of the 2015 smog standard.

UN Nuclear Ban Treaty Could Heal Broken U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy, Say U.S. Medical Professionals

July 7, 2017 Comments Off on UN Nuclear Ban Treaty Could Heal Broken U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy, Say U.S. Medical Professionals

Despite a misguided boycott by the U.S. and other nuclear-armed countries, today the UN adopted a treaty banning nuclear weapons worldwide.

Health Advocates Call Court’s Ruling to Regulate Methane a Win for Clean Air and a Healthy Climate

July 5, 2017 Comments Off on Health Advocates Call Court’s Ruling to Regulate Methane a Win for Clean Air and a Healthy Climate

In a win for public health and the climate, the federal appeals court in Washington blocked the Trump administration’s suspension of EPA standards that keep methane and toxic gas pollution from oil and gas wells out of the air we breathe.