Press Room Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) asserts a strong medical voice on the gravest threats to health. PSR mobilizes physicians and health professionals to advocate for climate solutions and a nuclear weapons-free world. For interviews with PSR’s experts, contact PSR at psrnatl@psr.org or (202) 667-4260.

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,…

Remembering Dr. Bernard Lown, PSR co-founder

February 17, 2021 Comments Off on Remembering Dr. Bernard Lown, PSR co-founder

For the second time in recent months, we at PSR are mourning the passing of one of our founders with the loss of Dr. Bernard Lown. We extend our sincere…

Physicians Group Warns Air Pollution from Oil and Gas Extraction May Increase Rates of COVID-19 Infections and Deaths

January 28, 2021 Comments Off on Physicians Group Warns Air Pollution from Oil and Gas Extraction May Increase Rates of COVID-19 Infections and Deaths

This new report from PSR found higher rates of COVID-19 cases in some New Mexico and Colorado counties with high levels of oil and gas drilling.

As President Biden Takes Office, Groups Double Down on Legal Push to End Fracking on Public Lands

January 22, 2021 Comments Off on As President Biden Takes Office, Groups Double Down on Legal Push to End Fracking on Public Lands

As Joe Biden prepared to assume the presidency this week, a coalition filed a lawsuit to overturn the Trump administration’s sale of more than 1 million acres of public lands in the American West for fracking.

PSR Celebrates Entry Into Force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

January 22, 2021 Comments Off on PSR Celebrates Entry Into Force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

This treaty changes the legal status of nuclear weapons in international law, and marks a historic milestone for a decades-long, intergenerational movement to abolish nuclear weapons.

Misinformation on gas stoves is swirling around the internet. Here’s what you need to know

January 16, 2023 Comments Off on Misinformation on gas stoves is swirling around the internet. Here’s what you need to know

Op-ed by Dr. Robert Gould of San Francisco Bay Area PSR in the San Francisco Chronicle on the health impacts of gas stoves.

Living with a gas stove? Tips for minimizing health risks

December 26, 2022 Comments Off on Living with a gas stove? Tips for minimizing health risks

This KNKX Public Radio article features health tips from Washington PSR’s Dr. Annemarie Dooley.

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Your gas stove is an expensive chain-smoker

December 22, 2022 Comments Off on Your gas stove is an expensive chain-smoker

Op-ed in Pinal Central from PSR Arizona’s Dr. Eve Shapiro.

Retailers may not inform consumers of gas stove health risks upon purchase: report

December 14, 2022 Comments Off on Retailers may not inform consumers of gas stove health risks upon purchase: report

PSR’s Barbara Gottlieb is quoted on the health impacts of gas stove pollution in this Changing America article.

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Criticism grows on new Peabody peaker plant

December 8, 2022 Comments Off on Criticism grows on new Peabody peaker plant

Salem News article quoting Greater Boston PSR Board Chair Dr. Brita Lundberg.

Uranium Mine Gears Up Near Grand Canyon National Park

December 7, 2022 Comments Off on Uranium Mine Gears Up Near Grand Canyon National Park

EarthJustice press release quoting David Spence, MD, board president of PSR Arizona.

Buh-Bye, Gas! Come January, New Buildings In LA Will Have To Be Fully Electric

December 7, 2022 Comments Off on Buh-Bye, Gas! Come January, New Buildings In LA Will Have To Be Fully Electric

LAist article quoting Maro Kakoussian, climate justice manager at PSR-Los Angeles.

The Elusive Quest for Environmental Justice at Hunters Point

December 5, 2022 Comments Off on The Elusive Quest for Environmental Justice at Hunters Point

Earth Island Journal article quoting PSR San Francisco Bay PSR President Dr. Robert M. Gould.

It’s All About the Bomb

November 25, 2022 Comments Off on It’s All About the Bomb

Op-ed in The Progressive by Alfred Meyer, PSR Board Member.

Massachusetts Utilities Hope Hydrogen and Biomethane Can Keep the State Cooking, and Heating, With Gas

November 18, 2022 Comments Off on Massachusetts Utilities Hope Hydrogen and Biomethane Can Keep the State Cooking, and Heating, With Gas

Inside Climate News article quoting Andee Krasner of Greater Boston PSR.