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PSR welcomes resignation of U.S. EPA Administrator Pruitt

July 5, 2018 Comments Off on PSR welcomes resignation of U.S. EPA Administrator Pruitt

Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) greets the resignation of Scott Pruitt as Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with relief and satisfaction.

“We are pleased to see Mr. Pruitt resign,” said PSR executive director Jeff Carter.

‘Denuclearization’—Why stop at North Korea?

June 25, 2018 Comments Off on ‘Denuclearization’—Why stop at North Korea?

Responding to citizens everywhere who yearn for peace, political leaders in South Korea, North Korea, China and the United States staged a flurry of diplomatic activity this year to avert…

PSR Welcomes Summer Interns

June 25, 2018 Comments Off on PSR Welcomes Summer Interns

PSR is pleased to welcome four interns this summer: Louisa Angly, Chiara Giaccari, Cheran Gobiratnam and Brenda Munive.

AMA Passes Resolution on Divesting from Fossil Fuels

June 13, 2018 Comments Off on AMA Passes Resolution on Divesting from Fossil Fuels

Good news: The American Medical Association has passed a resolution calling on itself to divest from companies that get the majority of their income from fossil fuels. The resolution was…

North Korea shouldn’t have nukes — and neither should we

June 13, 2018 Comments Off on North Korea shouldn’t have nukes — and neither should we

Op-ed by Chesapeake PSR’s Dr. Gwen DuBois in the Baltimore Sun.

Physicians for Social Responsibility Welcomes Positive Outcomes from Singapore Summit

June 13, 2018 Comments Off on Physicians for Social Responsibility Welcomes Positive Outcomes from Singapore Summit

PSR welcomes the positive steps taken by President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at Tuesday’s summit meeting in Singapore. A commitment to negotiate denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula has the potential to make the world a safer place.

Americans Need a Strong U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

June 11, 2018 Comments Off on Americans Need a Strong U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Since the EPA was established in 1970 “to consolidate in one agency a variety of federal research, monitoring, standard-setting and enforcement activities to ensure environmental protection,” the Agency has been a powerful leader in the clean-up of polluted water, air and land. From reducing auto emissions, to banning several dangerous pesticides, to increasing recycling, EPA led the way.

A failed Trump-Kim summit would be a catastrophe

June 8, 2018 Comments Off on A failed Trump-Kim summit would be a catastrophe

Op-ed by PSR’s Dr. Ira Helfand for CNN.

Physicians’ Prescription for Action on North Korea

June 8, 2018 Comments Off on Physicians’ Prescription for Action on North Korea

In the run-up to the June 12 summit with North Korea, a group of prominent physicians urged Congressional leaders to promote diplomacy and prevent a war that could result in massive casualties.

Ojai, California’s Nuclear-Free Resolution: A Call to Action

May 24, 2018 Comments Off on Ojai, California’s Nuclear-Free Resolution: A Call to Action

On April 10, 2018, the city of Ojai, California adopted a resolution declaring the city the first nuclear-free zone in decades. Against the backdrop of events over the past year, and recognizing the catastrophic human consequences of any use of nuclear weapons plus the exorbitant costs of nuclear weapons production and maintenance, the City Council adopted the resolution unanimously.