Dr. Ladapo should resign

February 28, 2024 Comments Off on Dr. Ladapo should resign

Letter to the editor in the Tampa Bay Times by Drs. Lynn Ringenberg and Ron Saff of PSR Florida, on Florida’s measles outbreak.

A Warning about Radioactive Air Pollution from Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station

February 24, 2024 Comments Off on A Warning about Radioactive Air Pollution from Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station

Op-ed in CommonWealth Beacon by Greater Boston PSR members Dr. Brita Lundberg, Dr. Joe Hodgkin and Dr. Susan Racine.

Unearthing Black Voices Against Nuclear Weapons

February 21, 2024 Comments Off on Unearthing Black Voices Against Nuclear Weapons

Article by Maylene Hughes, Grassroots Organizing and Policy Coordinator for PSR-LA’s Nuclear Threats program, in the Back from the Brink Beacon.

Aerial shot of fracking sites

How a Legal Loophole Allows Gas Leaks to Keep on Flowing

February 13, 2024 Comments Off on How a Legal Loophole Allows Gas Leaks to Keep on Flowing

Yale Environment 360 article quoting PSR Pennsylvania.

A prescription for peace in Gaza: Use America’s leverage

February 12, 2024 Comments Off on A prescription for peace in Gaza: Use America’s leverage

Op-ed in the Des Moines Register from PSR’s Drs. Yazeed Ibrahim, Ira Helfand, Robert Dodge, and David E. Drake.

For shame

February 12, 2024 Comments Off on For shame

Letter to the editor in The Philadelphia Inquirer by Ned Ketyer, MD, President, PSR Pennsylvania, on public opposition to fracking in Pennsylvania.

Alabama execution was torture

February 9, 2024 Comments Off on Alabama execution was torture

Letter to the Editor in the Oregonian by Dr. Andy Harris, Oregon PSR Advisory Board member.

The pragmatist’s guide to nuclear disarmament

February 9, 2024 Comments Off on The pragmatist’s guide to nuclear disarmament

Op-ed in the Seattle Times by Steve Olson, WPSR member.

Madison needs more transparency on F-35s, residents say

February 2, 2024 Comments Off on Madison needs more transparency on F-35s, residents say

Article in The Capital Times quoting PSR Wisconsin’s Paula Rogge, MD.

California moves forward with landmark plastic waste reduction law

January 30, 2024 Comments Off on California moves forward with landmark plastic waste reduction law

Environmental Health News article quoting Mithzy Hernandez, Communications Manager at PSR-Los Angeles.

Physicians for Social Responsibility: Finalized ACE Rule Puts People’s Health at Risk

June 19, 2019 Comments Off on Physicians for Social Responsibility: Finalized ACE Rule Puts People’s Health at Risk

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released their finalized Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule, replacing the Clean Power Plan. The Clean Power Plan, the first-ever federal policy to reduce harmful carbon pollution from existing power plants, would have achieved meaningful reductions in those emissions, while the ACE rule sets no carbon pollution limits on power plants.

Physicians for Social Responsibility Opposes War with Iran

May 21, 2019 Comments Off on Physicians for Social Responsibility Opposes War with Iran

In light of recent statements by National Security Advisor John Bolton and others in the Trump administration and military regarding potential escalation of a conflict with Iran, PSR issued the following comment.

“The first step in a series of bold, comprehensive measures needed to address climate change”: PSR Applauds U.S. House Passage of H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act

May 2, 2019 Comments Off on “The first step in a series of bold, comprehensive measures needed to address climate change”: PSR Applauds U.S. House Passage of H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act

On May 2, 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act. Read PSR’s statement.

PSR Welcomes New Board Members

April 29, 2019 Comments Off on PSR Welcomes New Board Members

Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) is delighted to announce the addition of six new board members: Joy L. Blackwood; Dr. Natasha DeJarnett; Dr. Gwen DuBois; Dr. Michael Martin; Surili Patel; and…

Physicians for Social Responsibility: “Trump’s Executive Orders on Pipelines Endanger Public Health to Favor Polluter Profits”

April 11, 2019 Comments Off on Physicians for Social Responsibility: “Trump’s Executive Orders on Pipelines Endanger Public Health to Favor Polluter Profits”

On April 10, President Donald Trump announced two new executive orders to make it easier for companies to build oil and gas infrastructure and projects, and more difficult for states to block them—precisely at a time when we know we must rapidly reduce our extraction and use of fossil fuels to mitigate the impacts of climate change.

Just What the Doctor Ordered, for Our Health and Future: Physicians for Social Responsibility Applauds Rep. Smith and Sen. Warren’s “No First Use” Legislation

January 30, 2019 Comments Off on Just What the Doctor Ordered, for Our Health and Future: Physicians for Social Responsibility Applauds Rep. Smith and Sen. Warren’s “No First Use” Legislation

PSR applauds Representative Adam Smith and Senator Elizabeth Warren for their bold commitment to ensuring the health and safety of all families by establishing a U.S. policy of “No First Use” of nuclear weapons.

“Americans need real protection of their air, water and health, not abandonment of the EPA’s mission”: PSR Opposes Nomination of Andrew Wheeler as EPA Administrator

January 11, 2019 Comments Off on “Americans need real protection of their air, water and health, not abandonment of the EPA’s mission”: PSR Opposes Nomination of Andrew Wheeler as EPA Administrator

In response to the nomination of Andrew Wheeler to serve as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Physicians for Social Responsibility, an organization that mobilizes medical and health professionals and advocates on issues that impact human health and survival, issued the following statement.

Physicians for Social Responsibility Urge the EPA to Strengthen, not Weaken, Lifesaving Mercury and Air Toxics Standards

December 28, 2018 Comments Off on Physicians for Social Responsibility Urge the EPA to Strengthen, not Weaken, Lifesaving Mercury and Air Toxics Standards

On December 28, the EPA announced a proposal that would weaken the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS), which helps protect the health and safety of American families. Read PSR’s statement.

“Our organizations are deeply concerned”: PSR and 19 Additional Health Organizations Submit Comments on EPA’s Proposed Rule Changes for New Source Performance Standards

December 18, 2018 Comments Off on “Our organizations are deeply concerned”: PSR and 19 Additional Health Organizations Submit Comments on EPA’s Proposed Rule Changes for New Source Performance Standards

On December 17, twenty health and public health organizations submitted comments to Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler protesting the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s proposed weakening of for the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS), which regulate leakage of methane and toxic gases from oil and gas wells.

Withdrawing from the INF Treaty Makes the U.S., and the World, Less Safe

October 22, 2018 Comments Off on Withdrawing from the INF Treaty Makes the U.S., and the World, Less Safe

Withdrawing from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty would make United States citizens less safe and increase the risk of nuclear war between the United States and Russia.