Today, the EPA announced the termination of the Clean Power Plan, the most comprehensive piece of climate change policy on the federal level. The policy created viable pathways for states to slash carbon emissions by almost one-third from electricity sectors, greatly advancing the nation’s ability to slow climate change.
Today, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their work bringing forward the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR)’s international federation, the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), founded ICAN in 2007. ICAN mobilized more than 400 NGOs across 100 countries to advocate for an international ban against nuclear weapons. The United Nations adopted the landmark treaty on July 7, 2017.
In response to legal action by public health, environmental, and community organizations, including PSR, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has dropped its proposed delay of the 2015 ozone standards.
Today, health, environmental and community groups sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to stop the agency’s delay in implementation of the 2015 smog standard.
Despite a misguided boycott by the U.S. and other nuclear-armed countries, today the UN adopted a treaty banning nuclear weapons worldwide.
In a win for public health and the climate, the federal appeals court in Washington blocked the Trump administration’s suspension of EPA standards that keep methane and toxic gas pollution from oil and gas wells out of the air we breathe.
Op-ed in Inkstick by Jasmine Owens, Associate Director, PSR Nuclear Weapons Abolition Program
Letter to the editor in The Washington Post by PSR Board Member Gwen DuBois, MD, MPH.
Op-ed in Responsible Statecraft by Jasmine Owens, Associate Director, PSR Nuclear Weapons Abolition Program.
Op-ed in Outrider by Jasmine Owens, Associate Director, PSR Nuclear Weapons Abolition Program.
Op-ed in Harvard Public Health by PSR Board Member Laalitha Surapaneni, MD, MPH.
Article in People’s World quoting PSR Board Member Tova Fuller, MD, PhD.
WHYY article quoting Linnea Bond of PSR Pennsylvania.
Baltimore Sun op-ed co-authored by Vennela Avula, PSR Next Gen Climate Ambassador and medical student.
Democracy Now! interview with PSR Board Member Dr. Ira Helfand.
Coverage in Environmental Health News of PFAS research by PSR’s Dusty Horwitt.