It’s time to stop subsidizing fossil fuels

December 15, 2019 Comments Off on It’s time to stop subsidizing fossil fuels

Guest column in The Florida Times-Union by Todd Sack, MD, PSR Board Member.

The Recent Natural Gas Blowout in South Texas Highlights the Need for Strong Regulation

December 13, 2019 Comments Off on The Recent Natural Gas Blowout in South Texas Highlights the Need for Strong Regulation

Op-ed in Common Dreams by Hasan Seede, Texas PSR.

Springfield City Council needs to speak out against nuclear weapons

December 12, 2019 Comments Off on Springfield City Council needs to speak out against nuclear weapons

Op-ed for MassLive by Ira Helfand, MD, PSR board member, and Sean Meyer.

U.S. should build trust, join Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons

December 10, 2019 Comments Off on U.S. should build trust, join Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons

Letter to the editor in the Hickory Daily Record by PSR member Bert Crain, MD.

On Human Rights Day, Let’s Abolish Nuclear Weapons

December 9, 2019 Comments Off on On Human Rights Day, Let’s Abolish Nuclear Weapons

Op-ed in the Progressive by Martin Fleck, Director of PSR’s Nuclear Weapons Abolition Program.

As Petrochemical Industry Extends Along Ohio River, Pollution Follows Close Behind

December 6, 2019 Comments Off on As Petrochemical Industry Extends Along Ohio River, Pollution Follows Close Behind

Article in WOSU quoting Ned Ketyer, MD, Philadelphia PSR.

The False Promise of Natural Gas

December 4, 2019 Comments Off on The False Promise of Natural Gas

Article in The New England Journal of Medicine by Greater Boston PSR’s Philip J. Landrigan, MD, Howard Frumkin, MD, DrPH, and Brita E. Lundberg, MD.

Kardashians’ TV show features families affected by the Santa Susana Field Lab – and residents feel ‘grateful’

December 2, 2019 Comments Off on Kardashians’ TV show features families affected by the Santa Susana Field Lab – and residents feel ‘grateful’

Article in the Los Angeles Daily News quoting Denise Duffield, associate director of PSR-Los Angeles.

Collapse of arms control

December 2, 2019 Comments Off on Collapse of arms control

Letter to the editor in the Spokesman-Review from Washington PSR’s Dr. Donald D. Storey.

The Environment Is Us

December 1, 2019 Comments Off on The Environment Is Us

Editorial in San Francisco Marin Medicine by Robert Gould, MD, PSR board member, and Steve Heilig, MPH.

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.

Medical Journals Unite in Urgent Call for Nuclear Weapons Elimination

August 2, 2023 Comments Off on Medical Journals Unite in Urgent Call for Nuclear Weapons Elimination

Over 100 medical journals issued a resounding call for immediate action — drafted by IPPNW — to mitigate the escalating threat of nuclear war and accelerate the elimination of nuclear weapons.