Wimbledon under pressure to drop Barclays sponsorship with SW19 protests planned

June 29, 2024 Comments Off on Wimbledon under pressure to drop Barclays sponsorship with SW19 protests planned

Article in the Daily Mirror quoting PSR Pennsylvania’s Tonyehn Verkitus.

If passed, initiative would bankrupt state’s long term care program

June 21, 2024 Comments Off on If passed, initiative would bankrupt state’s long term care program

Op-ed in The Spokesman-Review by Robin Hills Von Davies, Washington PSR member and medical student.

How Texas challenges notion that green policy is anti-business

June 16, 2024 Comments Off on How Texas challenges notion that green policy is anti-business

Letter to the editor in The Financial Times by Adelita Cantu, PhD, RN, FAAN, PSR Board Member (subscription required).

Bernard Lown’s Political Activism and Medical Achievements are Celebrated in Maine

June 13, 2024 Comments Off on Bernard Lown’s Political Activism and Medical Achievements are Celebrated in Maine

CounterPunch article on the legacy of PSR co-founder Dr. Bernard Lown.

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.

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

Food and Water Watch press release quoting Alex Jasset, Energy Justice Director at PSR-Los Angeles.

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.

PSR Opposes Trump EPA’s Reckless Attempt to Undo Key Health and Safety Protections Regarding Methane Emissions and Leaks

August 29, 2019 Comments Off on PSR Opposes Trump EPA’s Reckless Attempt to Undo Key Health and Safety Protections Regarding Methane Emissions and Leaks

On August 28, EPA announced an attempt to roll back key provisions of the 2016 New Source Performance Standards, which provide critical health and safety protections to prevent harm to public health from methane emissions and prevent potential methane leaks. PSR opposes any attempt to roll back the NSPS.

Physicians for Social Responsibility Opposes U.S. Withdrawal from the INF Treaty

August 2, 2019 Comments Off on Physicians for Social Responsibility Opposes U.S. Withdrawal from the INF Treaty

PSR firmly opposes President Donald Trump’s dangerous decision to withdraw from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. Read our statement.

“A High Potential for Catastrophe”: PSR Calls for Better Government Assessment of Public Health and Safety Risks Associated with Transporting LNG by Rail

July 8, 2019 Comments Off on “A High Potential for Catastrophe”: PSR Calls for Better Government Assessment of Public Health and Safety Risks Associated with Transporting LNG by Rail

As an organization that mobilizes medical and health professionals on environmental hazards to health, PSR is gravely concerned about the severe potential fire, health and safety risks to communities with LNG transport by train.

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New Analysis of Fracking Science Finds Serious Harms to Public Health, Environment, and Climate

June 19, 2019 Comments Off on New Analysis of Fracking Science Finds Serious Harms to Public Health, Environment, and Climate

A major new report by PSR and Concerned Health Professionals of NY compiles, tracks, and analyzes key trends about drilling, fracking, and its infrastructure, and demonstrates that there are pervasive, grave misunderstandings about the effects of natural gas and fracking.

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.