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Oil and Gas Companies Have Used PFAS in Ohio Wells; ‘Trade Secret’ Laws Limit Public’s Ability to Know Full Extent of Use

September 29, 2022 Comments Off on Oil and Gas Companies Have Used PFAS in Ohio Wells; ‘Trade Secret’ Laws Limit Public’s Ability to Know Full Extent of Use

Previously unpublicized information unearthed by PSR shows that a class of extremely toxic and persistent chemicals known as PFAS has been used in Ohio’s oil and gas wells since at least 2013.

PSR Statement on the Inflation Reduction Act Becoming Law

August 18, 2022 Comments Off on PSR Statement on the Inflation Reduction Act Becoming Law

PSR celebrates President Biden’s signing of the Inflation Reduction Act, making it the law of the land and solidifying the nation’s largest investment ever to address the climate crisis.

PSR Statement on the Nuclear Famine Report

August 15, 2022 Comments Off on PSR Statement on the Nuclear Famine Report

The report from Dr. Lili Xia, Dr. Alan Robock and their colleagues confirms our worst fears about the health consequences of nuclear weapons.

PSR Statement on Inflation Reduction Act

August 4, 2022 Comments Off on PSR Statement on Inflation Reduction Act

Physicians for Social Responsibility is excited to support congressional climate action through the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.

PSR Statement on House Vote Against Pentagon Budget Cuts

July 15, 2022 Comments Off on PSR Statement on House Vote Against Pentagon Budget Cuts

We cannot support thriving communities while subscribing to a “national security” system that robs communities of resources and at the same time puts their very existence at risk.

New From PSR: Gaps in Fracking Chemical Disclosure Rules May Pose Threat to Human Health

July 12, 2022 Comments Off on New From PSR: Gaps in Fracking Chemical Disclosure Rules May Pose Threat to Human Health

Our new report shows that in the 16 leading oil- and gas-producing states, chemical manufacturers are not required to disclose what fracking chemicals they use.

PSR Statement on the Supreme Court Ruling on West Virginia v. EPA

June 30, 2022 Comments Off on PSR Statement on the Supreme Court Ruling on West Virginia v. EPA

Today the Supreme Court drastically weakened the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ability to regulate climate crisis-causing greenhouse gas emissions.

PSR Statement on the Dobbs Decision Overturning Roe v. Wade

June 27, 2022 Comments Off on PSR Statement on the Dobbs Decision Overturning Roe v. Wade

PSR stands with the countless public health leaders and organizations who are warning of the serious and inequitable health harms to come as a result of this decision.

Hydrogen use in homes would fuel climate change, increase health and safety risks from gas system

June 22, 2022 Comments Off on Hydrogen use in homes would fuel climate change, increase health and safety risks from gas system

New report from Physicians for Social Responsibility finds health, safety and climate risks from piping hydrogen into homes for heating and cooking.

Aerial photo of fracking site

Fracking is Injustice: The High Human and Climate Toll of Fracking and LNG Expansion

April 28, 2022 Comments Off on Fracking is Injustice: The High Human and Climate Toll of Fracking and LNG Expansion

A major new report finds that recent national and global efforts to increase oil and gas production and liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports have dire impacts on public health and the climate.

Climate Change and the Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases in the United States

September 30, 2022 Comments Off on Climate Change and the Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases in the United States

Article in Clinical Infectious Diseases co-authored by Greater Boston PSR Board Member Dr. Regina LaRocque.

Ongoing nuclear gamble in Ukraine

September 5, 2022 Comments Off on Ongoing nuclear gamble in Ukraine

Op-ed in The Hill by Robert Dodge, MD, PSR Board Member.

Iran nuclear agreement is essential

September 3, 2022 Comments Off on Iran nuclear agreement is essential

Letter to the editor in the Baltimore Sun by Chesapeake PSR President Gwen DuBois, MD, MPH

Activists Call for Rejection of Controversial Climate Tech in California

August 30, 2022 Comments Off on Activists Call for Rejection of Controversial Climate Tech in California

Article in LAist quoting Martha Dina Arguello of PSR-Los Angeles.

Local doctor encourages everyone to sign petition to safeguard nuclear plant in Ukraine

August 29, 2022 Comments Off on Local doctor encourages everyone to sign petition to safeguard nuclear plant in Ukraine

News interview on KEYT with PSR Board Member Bob Dodge, MD on the dangers of shelling near the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.

Ukraine Independence Day and six month anniversary of invasion weighs on local supporters

August 24, 2022 Comments Off on Ukraine Independence Day and six month anniversary of invasion weighs on local supporters

News interview with PSR Board Member Bob Dodge, MD on the dangers of shelling near the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.

RevCon Revealed How Nuclear Powers Are Undermining the NPT

August 22, 2022 Comments Off on RevCon Revealed How Nuclear Powers Are Undermining the NPT

Op-ed in Inkstick by Jasmine Owens, Associate Director, PSR Nuclear Weapons Abolition Program

Disarmament is the only cure for nuclear weapons

August 21, 2022 Comments Off on Disarmament is the only cure for nuclear weapons

Letter to the editor in The Washington Post by PSR Board Member Gwen DuBois, MD, MPH.

How even a limited nuclear war would destroy the planet

August 19, 2022 Comments Off on How even a limited nuclear war would destroy the planet

Op-ed in Responsible Statecraft by Jasmine Owens, Associate Director, PSR Nuclear Weapons Abolition Program.

The U.S. Military Cannot Be Trusted On Climate Change

August 16, 2022 Comments Off on The U.S. Military Cannot Be Trusted On Climate Change

Op-ed in Outrider by Jasmine Owens, Associate Director, PSR Nuclear Weapons Abolition Program.