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.

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

February 15, 2023 Comments Off on U.S. Missile Launch at Vandenberg Worsens Global Nuclear Tensions

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

PSR Statement on the Murder of Tyre Nichols

February 9, 2023 Comments Off on PSR Statement on the Murder of Tyre Nichols

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

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

February 6, 2023 Comments Off on Fracking with “Forever Chemicals”: Analysis Finds Oil and Gas Companies May Be Exposing Texans and Groundwater to Highly Toxic Chemicals

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.

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

February 3, 2023 Comments Off on PSR Responds to the Introduction of the Gas Stove Protection and Freedom Act 

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.

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

January 27, 2023 Comments Off on PSR Statement on the Murder of Indigenous Forest Defender, Manuel “Tortuguita” Esteban Paez Terán

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 Comments Off on PSR Statement on the 2023 Doomsday Clock Announcement

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.

A Message from Our Executive Director

January 23, 2023 Comments Off on A Message from Our Executive Director

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

PSR Staff Testifies Before EPA on Proposed Methane Rule

January 12, 2023 Comments Off on PSR Staff Testifies Before EPA on Proposed Methane Rule

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. 

PSR Statement on the EPA’s Proposed Soot Standard

January 9, 2023 Comments Off on PSR Statement on the EPA’s Proposed Soot Standard

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

PSR Advises Biden: Rewrite the Nuclear Posture Review

October 28, 2022 Comments Off on PSR Advises Biden: Rewrite the Nuclear Posture Review

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.