BCMAC Recommended to Receive Largest Award from Shell Consent Order and Agreement

June 4, 2024 Comments Off on BCMAC Recommended to Receive Largest Award from Shell Consent Order and Agreement

Article from Beaver County Radio quoting PSR Pennsylvania Executive Director Tonyehn Verkitus.

EDF, Allies Will Defend EPA’s Strengthened Mercury and Air Toxics Standards in Court

June 4, 2024 Comments Off on EDF, Allies Will Defend EPA’s Strengthened Mercury and Air Toxics Standards in Court

Environmental Defense Fund press release on lawsuit brought by PSR and partner groups.

Plutonium found in Indiana Street air filters near Rocky Flats; Boulder Commissioners reconsider trail project

May 30, 2024 Comments Off on Plutonium found in Indiana Street air filters near Rocky Flats; Boulder Commissioners reconsider trail project

Arvada Press article mentioning PSR lawsuit.

Advocates Call Out California Leaders for Attending Convention on False Climate Solution

May 30, 2024 Comments Off on Advocates Call Out California Leaders for Attending Convention on False Climate Solution

Press release from Food and Water Watch quoting PSR-Los Angeles’ Alex Jasset.

Portrait of Bernard Lown to be unveiled June 7 in Lewiston

May 28, 2024 Comments Off on Portrait of Bernard Lown to be unveiled June 7 in Lewiston

Lewiston Sun Journal article mentioning Dr. Bernard Lown’s work with PSR.

Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Ilhan Omar Reintroduce the End Polluter Welfare Act with Broad Support

May 23, 2024 Comments Off on Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Ilhan Omar Reintroduce the End Polluter Welfare Act with Broad Support

Press release from Oil Change International quoting PSR Florida’s Dr. Lynn Ringenberg and San Francisco Bay PSR’s Dr. Robert Gould.

Do local environmental factors contribute to dementia? FAU researchers want to know.

May 22, 2024 Comments Off on Do local environmental factors contribute to dementia? FAU researchers want to know.

WUSF article quoting PSR Florida’s Dr. Ron Saff on the health effects of air pollution from sugarcane burning.

From nose bleeds to cancer: The public health risks of TVA’s gas buildout

May 18, 2024 Comments Off on From nose bleeds to cancer: The public health risks of TVA’s gas buildout

Radio clip from WPLN quoting PSR Pennsylvania’s Christina DiGiulio.

Chefs Want To Continue To Cook With Gas — Gas Companies Help With Disinformation Campaigns

May 18, 2024 Comments Off on Chefs Want To Continue To Cook With Gas — Gas Companies Help With Disinformation Campaigns

Clean Technica article quoting PSR.

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Xcel’s Clean Heat Plan Approved with Major Climate Wins

May 15, 2024 Comments Off on Xcel’s Clean Heat Plan Approved with Major Climate Wins

Sierra Club press release quoting PSR Colorado’s Lauren Swain.

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.

PSR Statement on the Transfer of U.S. Cluster Munitions to Ukraine

July 13, 2023 Comments Off on PSR Statement on the Transfer of U.S. Cluster Munitions to Ukraine

PSR firmly opposes this transfer and the use of indiscriminate weapons by any country, regardless of combat circumstances. These weapons are inconsistent with public health and international law.

PSR Executive Director Search

May 30, 2023 Comments Off on PSR Executive Director Search

PSR recently launched a search for our next Executive Director. This is a unique opportunity to assume a leadership role in an organization with a 62-year history of working to abolish nuclear weapons and a 26-year history of working to protect human health from the grave threats of climate change.

PSR Applauds Introduction of EPA Rules To Slash Carbon Pollution from Power Plants

May 15, 2023 Comments Off on PSR Applauds Introduction of EPA Rules To Slash Carbon Pollution from Power Plants

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a set of proposed rules that would curb emissions of carbon pollution from new and existing coal and gas plants. Read our statement.

New PSR Report Reveals Oil & Gas Companies Fracked New Mexico Wells with PFAS

April 12, 2023 Comments Off on New PSR Report Reveals Oil & Gas Companies Fracked New Mexico Wells with PFAS

PSR’s latest report on toxic PFAS chemicals in fracking spotlights New Mexico. Eighty percent of state residents get their drinking water from groundwater, making these “forever” chemicals particularly risky.

PSR statement on the Reintroduction of the People Over Pentagon Bill

February 22, 2023 Comments Off on PSR statement on the Reintroduction of the People Over Pentagon Bill

PSR is a proud supporter of the People Over Pentagon bill, and firmly believes that a $100 billion reduction in military spending is the minimum we must cut if we are to transform our society from a war economy to a sustainable economy of community care. 

W. Taylor Carneiro-Johnson to Become PSR Interim Executive Director on March 25, 2023

February 21, 2023 Comments Off on W. Taylor Carneiro-Johnson to Become PSR Interim Executive Director on March 25, 2023

We are pleased to announce that W. Taylor Carneiro-Johnson will become Interim Executive Director of Physicians for Social Responsibility in Washington, DC, on March 25, 2023.

PSR Statement on the Ohio Train Derailment Disaster

February 20, 2023 Comments Off on PSR Statement on the Ohio Train Derailment Disaster

Threats to public health created by such environmental disasters are all too common. And in most cases, we find public health and safety is compromised for the sake of corporate profit.

EPA’s Final Rule to Reaffirm Mercury and Air Toxics Standards Will Protect Millions from Toxic Power Plant Emissions

February 17, 2023 Comments Off on EPA’s Final Rule to Reaffirm Mercury and Air Toxics Standards Will Protect Millions from Toxic Power Plant Emissions

“Millions are breathing cleaner air because of these protections under the Clean Air Act,” said Jeff Carter, Executive Director of PSR.

PSR’s Statement on the Human Health Effects of Gas Stove Use

February 17, 2023 Comments Off on PSR’s Statement on the Human Health Effects of Gas Stove Use

PSR warned that gas stoves emit toxic air pollutants that can cause lung damage and exacerbate asthma, as well as other harms to health.