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Global medical and public health organizations call for immediate end to war in Ukraine and critical need to prevent nuclear escalation

March 10, 2022 Comments Off on Global medical and public health organizations call for immediate end to war in Ukraine and critical need to prevent nuclear escalation

The alarmingly acute and growing danger of nuclear escalation must be reversed and nuclear war prevented by the urgent elimination of nuclear weapons.

Physicians for Social Responsibility Condemns the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

February 24, 2022 Comments Off on Physicians for Social Responsibility Condemns the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

Physicians for Social Responsibility condemns the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and urges immediate de-escalation of this conflict with the goal of ending harm to civilians.

Physicians Group Uncovers Evidence that ‘Forever Chemicals’ (PFAS) Have Been Used in Colorado’s Oil and Gas Wells; Full Extent of Use Obscured by Thousands of Trade Secret Claims

January 31, 2022 Comments Off on Physicians Group Uncovers Evidence that ‘Forever Chemicals’ (PFAS) Have Been Used in Colorado’s Oil and Gas Wells; Full Extent of Use Obscured by Thousands of Trade Secret Claims

New report from Physicians for Social Responsibility shows previously unpublicized use of PFAS in fracking in Colorado between 2011 – 2021, but gaps in disclosure rules limit public’s ability to know full extent of use.

Biden Makes Climate Pledge at Glasgow While Pushing Oil, Gas Leasing in U.S.

November 3, 2021 Comments Off on Biden Makes Climate Pledge at Glasgow While Pushing Oil, Gas Leasing in U.S.

U.S. climate groups slammed the Biden administration for refusing to stop oil and gas leasing on public lands despite President Biden’s Glasgow pledge to halve greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Physicians for Social Responsibility statement on EPA Rule

November 2, 2021 Comments Off on Physicians for Social Responsibility statement on EPA Rule

Physicians for Social Responsibility issued the following statement applauding the Biden Administration’s proposed new rule for reducing methane pollution from oil and gas operations and calling for further measures.

Physicians for Social Responsibility calls on Congress to vote “Yes” on fighting climate change

October 5, 2021 Comments Off on Physicians for Social Responsibility calls on Congress to vote “Yes” on fighting climate change

While there are many facets to the reconciliation bill, the most critical is that it is one of our best chances to address climate change in a significant way.

Physicians Group Uncovers Evidence that ‘Forever Chemicals’ (PFAS) Have Been Used Extensively in Fracking Unbeknownst to Public

July 12, 2021 Comments Off on Physicians Group Uncovers Evidence that ‘Forever Chemicals’ (PFAS) Have Been Used Extensively in Fracking Unbeknownst to Public

New report from Physicians for Social Responsibility indicates PFAS use in fracking in more than 1,200 wells in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Texas, and Wyoming between 2012 and 2020.

PSR Welcomes National Staff and Board Members

April 23, 2021 Comments Off on PSR Welcomes National Staff and Board Members

PSR is excited to welcome two new national staff members to our national staff: Mari Faines as Director of Communications and Outreach; and LaTisha Henderson as Direct Mail and Membership Manager.

Senator Warren and Representative Smith Re-introduce No First Use Act

April 19, 2021 Comments Off on Senator Warren and Representative Smith Re-introduce No First Use Act

Statement by Jeff Carter, PSR Executive Director “On April 15, Senator Elizabeth Warren and Representative Adam Smith reintroduced a simple, but profoundly important piece of legislation that, if passed, would…

PSR welcomes New EPA Administrator

March 11, 2021 Comments Off on PSR welcomes New EPA Administrator

Michael Regan, new Administrator of the U.S. EPA, will place science and justice at the heart of environmental protection. We look forward to working with him and, under his leadership,…

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.