We Regulate a Tiny Fraction of the 12,000 ‘Forever Chemicals.’ There’s a Better Way.

May 3, 2024 Comments Off on We Regulate a Tiny Fraction of the 12,000 ‘Forever Chemicals.’ There’s a Better Way.

The New York Times article citing PSR’s “Fracking with ‘Forever Chemicals’ in Texas” report.

Green hydrogen: A climate change solution or fossil fuel bait and switch?

April 29, 2024 Comments Off on Green hydrogen: A climate change solution or fossil fuel bait and switch?

WHYY article quoting PSR Pennsylvania’s Christina DiGiulio.

Ojai residents contribute $2.7M to support U.S. nuclear weapons program

April 25, 2024 Comments Off on Ojai residents contribute $2.7M to support U.S. nuclear weapons program

Article in Ojai Valley News on PSR Board Member Dr. Bob Dodge’s nuclear costs calculator.

Fifty Protest Nuclear Weapons Production in Kansas City

April 19, 2024 Comments Off on Fifty Protest Nuclear Weapons Production in Kansas City

Counterpunch article quoting Ann Suellentrop, MSRN, PSR Board Member.

On the Chopping Block: California’s Climate Program for Low-Income Housing

April 17, 2024 Comments Off on On the Chopping Block: California’s Climate Program for Low-Income Housing

Article in The American Prospect quoting PSR-Los Angeles’ Alex Jasset.

Organizers Warn Kansas Citians As Local Nuclear Components Plant Plans to Double in Size This Year

April 16, 2024 Comments Off on Organizers Warn Kansas Citians As Local Nuclear Components Plant Plans to Double in Size This Year

Article in The Kansas City Defender quoting Ann Suellentrop, MSRN, PSR Board Member.

It takes a neighborhood to survive the new heat

April 16, 2024 Comments Off on It takes a neighborhood to survive the new heat

Op-ed in the Arizona Daily Star by Karen Peterson, PSR Arizona, discussing the chapter’s work on climate resilience.

Missouri weighs tax break for KC nuclear weapons facility expansion amid protests

April 15, 2024 Comments Off on Missouri weighs tax break for KC nuclear weapons facility expansion amid protests

Kansas City Star article quoting Ann Suellentrop, MSRN, PSR Board Member.

Our Budget Priorities Should Reflect the People’s Agenda, Not Hasten Nuclear Oblivion

April 15, 2024 Comments Off on Our Budget Priorities Should Reflect the People’s Agenda, Not Hasten Nuclear Oblivion

Op-ed in Common Dreams by PSR Board Member Robert Dodge, MD, whose Community Costs Project analyzes the tax burden of nuclear weapons.

That ticking sound? It’s the nuclear threat that never went away.

April 12, 2024 Comments Off on That ticking sound? It’s the nuclear threat that never went away.

Letter to the Editor in the Boston Globe by Dr. Joseph Hodgkin, Greater Boston PSR Co-Chair.

Significant Wins for Environment & Health in New Biden Administration Rules

May 1, 2024 Comments Off on Significant Wins for Environment & Health in New Biden Administration Rules

PSR applauds the Biden Administration’s Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Department of Agriculture for their recently finalized rules that will help to improve the health of communities nationwide. PSR and our members submitted comments on four of these rules to ensure that they strongly protected public health. 

Quotes from National Health and Medical Organizations in Response to EPA’s New Cleaner Cars Standards

March 20, 2024 Comments Off on Quotes from National Health and Medical Organizations in Response to EPA’s New Cleaner Cars Standards

Press release from the American Lung Association on EPA’s new rule on tailpipe emissions from new cars, with quotes from PSR Executive Director Brian Campbell, PhD and Board Member Katie Huffling, DNP, RN, CNM, FAAN.

U.S. Transportation Sec. Buttigieg, Fish & Wildlife Service Sued by PSR, Rocky Flats Groups for Approval of Trail at Former Nuclear Weapons Site

January 8, 2024 Comments Off on U.S. Transportation Sec. Buttigieg, Fish & Wildlife Service Sued by PSR, Rocky Flats Groups for Approval of Trail at Former Nuclear Weapons Site

PSR National, PSR Colorado and other groups have filed suit against the U.S. DOT and USFS for approving a public trail to be built on land contaminated with plutonium.

Urgent Call for Ceasefire and Humanitarian Aid in Gaza

December 28, 2023 Comments Off on Urgent Call for Ceasefire and Humanitarian Aid in Gaza

PSR urgently calls for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza. We urge the international community to prioritize providing essential medical supplies, restoring healthcare facilities, and supporting water and sanitation infrastructure.

PSR Announces Brian Campbell, PhD, as Next Executive Director

November 1, 2023 Comments Off on PSR Announces Brian Campbell, PhD, as Next Executive Director

We are pleased to announce that Brian Campbell, PhD, has accepted the offer to serve as PSR’s next Executive Director, effective November 1, 2023.

PSR Statement on Gaza Healthcare Crisis and Demands for Immediate Humanitarian Intervention

October 24, 2023 Comments Off on PSR Statement on Gaza Healthcare Crisis and Demands for Immediate Humanitarian Intervention

As advocates for health and well-being, we call for immediate international attention and humanitarian intervention to ensure the swift delivery of essential supplies, including fuel and medicines, to Gaza.

New Report Documents Fracking in Pennsylvania Gas Wells with PFAS

October 24, 2023 Comments Off on New Report Documents Fracking in Pennsylvania Gas Wells with PFAS

The new report, by Physicians for Social Responsibility, details the risks from injecting PFAS into Pennsylvania’s oil and gas wells, as well as risks from the disposal of millions of tons of liquid and solid waste associated with the wells.

Letter on PFAS Chemicals to Pennsylvania Officials

October 23, 2023 Comments Off on Letter on PFAS Chemicals to Pennsylvania Officials

Letter from Pennsylvania health and environment groups to state officials urging a ban on the use of PFAS in fracking.

PSR Statement on Israel’s Nuclear Arsenal Amid Escalating Violence

October 10, 2023 Comments Off on PSR Statement on Israel’s Nuclear Arsenal Amid Escalating Violence

The violence in the region, coupled with Israel’s possession of a nuclear arsenal, presents a precarious situation with profound implications.

EPA’s Decision to Delay Updating Ozone Pollution Standards is a Disappointment and Betrayal to Public Health

August 22, 2023 Comments Off on EPA’s Decision to Delay Updating Ozone Pollution Standards is a Disappointment and Betrayal to Public Health

Physicians for Social Responsibility is deeply disappointed in the EPA’s decision to delay updating the National Ambient Air Quality Standard for Ozone.