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 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.

“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.

Now Is Not the Time to Playact Nuclear War

October 18, 2022 Comments Off on Now Is Not the Time to Playact Nuclear War

Op-ed in The Nation by Matt Bivens, MD, PSR Board Member.

Colorado Coalition Urges Phase-out of New Fracking Oil and Gas Permits

October 18, 2022 Comments Off on Colorado Coalition Urges Phase-out of New Fracking Oil and Gas Permits

Op-ed in the Pagosa Daily Post quoting PSR Colorado’s Barbara Donachy, MPH.

Electrify Equitably: Philanthropic Partnership Centers Frontline Communities in Decarbonization

October 17, 2022 Comments Off on Electrify Equitably: Philanthropic Partnership Centers Frontline Communities in Decarbonization

Inside Philanthropy article quoting Martha Arguello, PSR Los-Angeles Executive Director.

60 Years After the Cuban Missile Crisis—Nuclear War Risk Remains

October 17, 2022 Comments Off on 60 Years After the Cuban Missile Crisis—Nuclear War Risk Remains

Op-ed by PSR Board Member Robert Dodge, MD in Common Dreams.

Advocates push for strong climate action plan

October 13, 2022 Comments Off on Advocates push for strong climate action plan

News 10 ABC article quoting Dr. Kathleen Nolan, PSR New York President.

Health organisations welcome US climate crisis law

October 13, 2022 Comments Off on Health organisations welcome US climate crisis law

Article in the Lancet quoting Jake Assael, PSR’s Policy Coordinator for Environment & Health.

How to Create a Nuclear Weapons Policy for the People

October 10, 2022 Comments Off on How to Create a Nuclear Weapons Policy for the People

Op-ed in The Nation co-authored by Jasmine Owens, PSR Associate Director for Nuclear Weapons Abolition.

Looking for answers: Residents await results of health studies

October 7, 2022 Comments Off on Looking for answers: Residents await results of health studies

Article in the Observer-Reporter quoting Ned Ketyer, MD, PSR Pennsylvania President.

Debate flares up over proposed Washington heat pump mandate

October 6, 2022 Comments Off on Debate flares up over proposed Washington heat pump mandate

Article in the Center Square quoting Dr. Gordon Wheat of Washington PSR.

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A welcome alternative to the risks of natural gas

October 5, 2022 Comments Off on A welcome alternative to the risks of natural gas

Letter to the editor in the Boston Globe mentioning PSR Board Member Michael Martin, MD.