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.

“Our organizations are deeply concerned”: PSR and 19 Additional Health Organizations Submit Comments on EPA’s Proposed Rule Changes for New Source Performance Standards

December 18, 2018 Comments Off on “Our organizations are deeply concerned”: PSR and 19 Additional Health Organizations Submit Comments on EPA’s Proposed Rule Changes for New Source Performance Standards

On December 17, twenty health and public health organizations submitted comments to Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler protesting the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s proposed weakening of for the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS), which regulate leakage of methane and toxic gases from oil and gas wells.

Withdrawing from the INF Treaty Makes the U.S., and the World, Less Safe

October 22, 2018 Comments Off on Withdrawing from the INF Treaty Makes the U.S., and the World, Less Safe

Withdrawing from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty would make United States citizens less safe and increase the risk of nuclear war between the United States and Russia.

PSR Strongly Opposes EPA’s Proposed Rollback of Methane Rule

September 11, 2018 Comments Off on PSR Strongly Opposes EPA’s Proposed Rollback of Methane Rule

On September 11, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced their plan to roll back a critical health and safety rule regarding methane, the main component of natural gas and a potent greenhouse gas.

California Votes to Support U.N. Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty, Restrict Presidential Authority for Nuclear Strike

August 28, 2018 Comments Off on California Votes to Support U.N. Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty, Restrict Presidential Authority for Nuclear Strike

The California Senate has voted to approve AJR 33, a resolution introduced by Assemblymember Monica Limón that urges the U.S. to embrace the U.N. Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and implement important protective nuclear policies.

PSR Rejects the Trump Administration’s Proposal to Gut the Clean Power Plan

August 21, 2018 Comments Off on PSR Rejects the Trump Administration’s Proposal to Gut the Clean Power Plan

Today President Trump and Acting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced their proposal to dismantle the Clean Power Plan.

PSR welcomes resignation of U.S. EPA Administrator Pruitt

July 5, 2018 Comments Off on PSR welcomes resignation of U.S. EPA Administrator Pruitt

Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) greets the resignation of Scott Pruitt as Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with relief and satisfaction.

“We are pleased to see Mr. Pruitt resign,” said PSR executive director Jeff Carter.

Physicians for Social Responsibility Welcomes Positive Outcomes from Singapore Summit

June 13, 2018 Comments Off on Physicians for Social Responsibility Welcomes Positive Outcomes from Singapore Summit

PSR welcomes the positive steps taken by President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at Tuesday’s summit meeting in Singapore. A commitment to negotiate denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula has the potential to make the world a safer place.

Physicians’ Prescription for Action on North Korea

June 8, 2018 Comments Off on Physicians’ Prescription for Action on North Korea

In the run-up to the June 12 summit with North Korea, a group of prominent physicians urged Congressional leaders to promote diplomacy and prevent a war that could result in massive casualties.

40 Civil Rights, Labor & Environmental Orgs to Trump: “It’s Time for Pruitt to Resign, or Be Removed”

April 18, 2018 Comments Off on 40 Civil Rights, Labor & Environmental Orgs to Trump: “It’s Time for Pruitt to Resign, or Be Removed”

PSR and forty other national civil rights, labor, conservation and environmental organizations have taken out a series of full page ads calling for the resignation or firing of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.

A New Fracking Landscape: Report on Recent Science Shows Overwhelming Evidence of Harm

March 13, 2018 Comments Off on A New Fracking Landscape: Report on Recent Science Shows Overwhelming Evidence of Harm

Health professional groups raise alarm that build-out of drilling and fracking operations is creating a public health crisis. Experts available for interviews. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Elana Simon, Communications Manager,…

We Regulate a Tiny Fraction of the 12,000 ‘Forever Chemicals.’ There’s a Better Way.

May 3, 2024 Comments Off on We Regulate a Tiny Fraction of the 12,000 ‘Forever Chemicals.’ There’s a Better Way.

The New York Times article citing PSR’s “Fracking with ‘Forever Chemicals’ in Texas” report.

Green hydrogen: A climate change solution or fossil fuel bait and switch?

April 29, 2024 Comments Off on Green hydrogen: A climate change solution or fossil fuel bait and switch?

WHYY article quoting PSR Pennsylvania’s Christina DiGiulio.

Ojai residents contribute $2.7M to support U.S. nuclear weapons program

April 25, 2024 Comments Off on Ojai residents contribute $2.7M to support U.S. nuclear weapons program

Article in Ojai Valley News on PSR Board Member Dr. Bob Dodge’s nuclear costs calculator.

Fifty Protest Nuclear Weapons Production in Kansas City

April 19, 2024 Comments Off on Fifty Protest Nuclear Weapons Production in Kansas City

Counterpunch article quoting Ann Suellentrop, MSRN, PSR Board Member.

On the Chopping Block: California’s Climate Program for Low-Income Housing

April 17, 2024 Comments Off on On the Chopping Block: California’s Climate Program for Low-Income Housing

Article in The American Prospect quoting PSR-Los Angeles’ Alex Jasset.

Organizers Warn Kansas Citians As Local Nuclear Components Plant Plans to Double in Size This Year

April 16, 2024 Comments Off on Organizers Warn Kansas Citians As Local Nuclear Components Plant Plans to Double in Size This Year

Article in The Kansas City Defender quoting Ann Suellentrop, MSRN, PSR Board Member.

It takes a neighborhood to survive the new heat

April 16, 2024 Comments Off on It takes a neighborhood to survive the new heat

Op-ed in the Arizona Daily Star by Karen Peterson, PSR Arizona, discussing the chapter’s work on climate resilience.

Missouri weighs tax break for KC nuclear weapons facility expansion amid protests

April 15, 2024 Comments Off on Missouri weighs tax break for KC nuclear weapons facility expansion amid protests

Kansas City Star article quoting Ann Suellentrop, MSRN, PSR Board Member.

Our Budget Priorities Should Reflect the People’s Agenda, Not Hasten Nuclear Oblivion

April 15, 2024 Comments Off on Our Budget Priorities Should Reflect the People’s Agenda, Not Hasten Nuclear Oblivion

Op-ed in Common Dreams by PSR Board Member Robert Dodge, MD, whose Community Costs Project analyzes the tax burden of nuclear weapons.

That ticking sound? It’s the nuclear threat that never went away.

April 12, 2024 Comments Off on That ticking sound? It’s the nuclear threat that never went away.

Letter to the Editor in the Boston Globe by Dr. Joseph Hodgkin, Greater Boston PSR Co-Chair.