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The American, British, and French embassies in Norway announced they will refuse to send top-level diplomats to the Nobel peace prize ceremony in protest of the awardee, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). ICAN received the Nobel peace prize for raising awareness on the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons and achieving the first-ever U.N. treaty that categorically bans such weapons.
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 by Orlando Bell, PSR Nuclear Weapons Abolition Intern, in Inkstick Media.
Article in The Daily Californian on the late Daniel Ellsberg, formerly of PSR, and quoting SF Bay PSR’s Dr. Bob Gould.
This month, over 150 medical journals around the world–including prestigious publications such as The Lancet, British Medical Journal, New England Journal of Medicine, and JAMA–issued a rare joint editorial calling…
Op-ed in CommonWealth Magazine co-authored by Brita Lundberg, MD, Greater Boston PSR Board Chair.
Win Without War interviewed PSR’s Jasmine Owens on intersectionality and the nuclear weapons abolition movement.
Letter to the editor by Dr. Jeff Ritterman, San Francisco Bay PSR Board Member, in the San Francisco Chronicle.
Radio interview with PSR Past President Dr. Ira Helfand on the editorial on nuclear war that was published in over 100 medical journals.
Coverage in Wisconsin State Journal of PSR Wisconsin’s Lanterns for Peace event.
Cal Matters article quoting Martha Dina Argüello, PSR-Los Angeles executive director
Boston Globe article quoting Greater Boston PSR Board Chair Dr. Brita Lundberg.