Thousands of pounds of “forever chemicals” have been injected into Texas oil and gas wells, study finds
PSR’s new Fracking with Forever Chemicals in Texas report resulted in proposed legislation calling for a state-sponsored study on PFAS use in fracking.
Op-ed by PSR Board Member Dr. Linda Rudolph in Capitol Weekly.
Op-ed by Jasmine Owens, Associate Director of PSR’s Nuclear Weapons Abolition Program, at Inkstick Media.
Article in The Larchmont Loop quoting PSR New York’s Kathy Nolan, MD.
Article from WTAE quoting PSR Pennsylvania President Ned Ketyer, MD.
KOIN 6 CBS news clip featuring Oregon PSR’s Melanie Plaut, MD.
Government Technology article quoting Washington PSR’s Jill Denny, MD.
WXXI radio interview with PSR New York’s Kathleen Nolan, MD.
LA City Council Moves Forward with Controversial Green Hydrogen Plan at Scattergood Generating Station
Santa Monica Mirror article quoting Alex Jasset of PSR-Los Angeles.
Allegheny Front article quoting PSR Pennsylvania president Dr. Ned Ketyer.
Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) greets the resignation of Scott Pruitt as Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with relief and satisfaction.
“We are pleased to see Mr. Pruitt resign,” said PSR executive director Jeff Carter.
PSR welcomes the positive steps taken by President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at Tuesday’s summit meeting in Singapore. A commitment to negotiate denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula has the potential to make the world a safer place.
In the run-up to the June 12 summit with North Korea, a group of prominent physicians urged Congressional leaders to promote diplomacy and prevent a war that could result in massive casualties.
40 Civil Rights, Labor & Environmental Orgs to Trump: “It’s Time for Pruitt to Resign, or Be Removed”
PSR and forty other national civil rights, labor, conservation and environmental organizations have taken out a series of full page ads calling for the resignation or firing of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.
Health professional groups raise alarm that build-out of drilling and fracking operations is creating a public health crisis. Experts available for interviews. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Elana Simon, Communications Manager,…
Dr. Sidel has inspired so many of us in our work for peace, social justice, and health equity. Click here to read PSR members’ tributes to Dr. Sidel. Victor W.…
American, British, and French Physicians Condemn Their Governments’ Protest of the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony
The American, British, and French embassies in Norway announced they will refuse to send top-level diplomats to the Nobel peace prize ceremony in protest of the awardee, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). ICAN received the Nobel peace prize for raising awareness on the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons and achieving the first-ever U.N. treaty that categorically bans such weapons.
Physicians Warn Scrapping the Clean Power Plan Could Result in 10,000s of Preventable Deaths and Illnesses
Today, the EPA announced the termination of the Clean Power Plan, the most comprehensive piece of climate change policy on the federal level. The policy created viable pathways for states to slash carbon emissions by almost one-third from electricity sectors, greatly advancing the nation’s ability to slow climate change.
Today, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their work bringing forward the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR)’s international federation, the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), founded ICAN in 2007. ICAN mobilized more than 400 NGOs across 100 countries to advocate for an international ban against nuclear weapons. The United Nations adopted the landmark treaty on July 7, 2017.
In response to legal action by public health, environmental, and community organizations, including PSR, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has dropped its proposed delay of the 2015 ozone standards.