Press Release

U.S. Missile Launch at Vandenberg Worsens Global Nuclear Tensions

February 15, 2023

The United States should employ common sense, and discontinue all unnecessary military exercises that escalate the possibility of a nuclear conflict. 

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PSR Statement on the Murder of Tyre Nichols

February 9, 2023

PSR stands with health professionals who have long argued that police violence and systemic racism are a public health issue.

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Fracking with “Forever Chemicals”: Analysis Finds Oil and Gas Companies May Be Exposing Texans and Groundwater to Highly Toxic Chemicals

February 6, 2023

Oil and gas companies used PFAS in Texas wells, but the extent of its use is obscured by six billion pounds of “trade secret” chemicals.

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PSR Responds to the Introduction of the Gas Stove Protection and Freedom Act 

February 3, 2023

In response to Sen. Joe Manchin and Sen. Ted Cruz’s introduction of the Gas Stove Protection and Freedom Act, Barbara Gottlieb, Director for Environment & Health for PSR, issued the following statement.

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PSR Statement on the Murder of Indigenous Forest Defender, Manuel “Tortuguita” Esteban Paez Terán

January 27, 2023

PSR mourns the death of Tortuguita, and condemns state violence enacted against environmentalists in the United States and abroad. 

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PSR Statement on the 2023 Doomsday Clock Announcement

January 24, 2023
Doomsday Clock at 90 Seconds to Midnight

This announcement by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moving the Clock closer to midnight reminds us that we cannot prepare for nuclear war, we must prevent it.

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A Message from Our Executive Director

January 23, 2023

PSR today announced that Jeff Carter, who has led the organization as its Executive Director since 2017, will step down later this year.

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PSR Staff Testifies Before EPA on Proposed Methane Rule

January 12, 2023

PSR staff testified to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) during hearings to pass a proposed rule reducing leaks of methane and other harmful pollutants from oil and gas operations across the country. 

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PSR Statement on the EPA’s Proposed Soot Standard

January 9, 2023

PSR is disappointed by the EPA’s lax decision to propose an annual health standard for soot that does not prioritize human health.

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PSR Advises Biden: Rewrite the Nuclear Posture Review

October 28, 2022

The NPR disregards the increasing numbers of Americans who are calling to redirect these resources to urgent needs like food insecurity, access to health care, and the climate change crisis — to name just a few. 

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