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.

“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.

PSR Strongly Opposes EPA’s Proposed Rollback of Methane Rule

September 11, 2018 Comments Off on PSR Strongly Opposes EPA’s Proposed Rollback of Methane Rule

On September 11, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced their plan to roll back a critical health and safety rule regarding methane, the main component of natural gas and a potent greenhouse gas.

California Votes to Support U.N. Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty, Restrict Presidential Authority for Nuclear Strike

August 28, 2018 Comments Off on California Votes to Support U.N. Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty, Restrict Presidential Authority for Nuclear Strike

The California Senate has voted to approve AJR 33, a resolution introduced by Assemblymember Monica Limón that urges the U.S. to embrace the U.N. Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and implement important protective nuclear policies.

PSR Rejects the Trump Administration’s Proposal to Gut the Clean Power Plan

August 21, 2018 Comments Off on PSR Rejects the Trump Administration’s Proposal to Gut the Clean Power Plan

Today President Trump and Acting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced their proposal to dismantle the Clean Power Plan.

PSR welcomes resignation of U.S. EPA Administrator Pruitt

July 5, 2018 Comments Off on PSR welcomes resignation of U.S. EPA Administrator Pruitt

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.

Physicians for Social Responsibility Welcomes Positive Outcomes from Singapore Summit

June 13, 2018 Comments Off on Physicians for Social Responsibility Welcomes Positive Outcomes from Singapore Summit

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.

Physicians’ Prescription for Action on North Korea

June 8, 2018 Comments Off on Physicians’ Prescription for Action on North Korea

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.