Celebrating Our Newest Chapter: PSR Colorado October 9, 2019
Physicians for Social Responsibility is thrilled to announce that PSR Colorado is now officially the newest full chapter. Formerly PSR Colorado Working Group, PSR Colorado has already served as an impactful health voice in the state regarding environmental hazards to health, mobilizing the medical community in the state and advocating on key issues, including fracking and the climate crisis.
Since its founding two years ago, the Colorado chapter has grown into a powerful force, working with coalitions and partner organizations to highlight the health impacts of legislation such as Prop. 112 and S.B. 181, as well as the serious health and safety risks associated with fracking and other fossil fuel extraction methods.
“PSR Colorado has been working for two years fighting fracking,” said Catherine Thomasson, MD, a PSR Colorado member and former Executive Director of PSR. “It has been so rewarding to recruit and work with so many health professionals across the state.”
PSR Colorado is also deeply engaged in the fight for bold climate solutions.
“Colorado health professionals are committed to fight climate change,” said Thomasson. “Not only do we fight against health threats of fracking, but we are also launching a positive campaign to electrify homes.” Energy efficiency and energy optimization are vital to ensuring a just transition from fossil fuels to clean, safe renewable energy. PSR Colorado’s full chapter status will enable them to expand their work on this and other critical issues.
“We are thrilled that PSR Colorado is now officially a full-fledged chapter,” said Jeff Carter, Executive Director of PSR. “This is a great opportunity for Colorado members to build upon and grow their advocacy efforts, which have already had an impact since they became active as a working group. We congratulate PSR Colorado on this critical step in their work to advance issues regarding human health and survival, and look forward to seeing the chapter grow further.”