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Supreme Court Decision to Overturn ‘Chevron Deference’ Threatens to Disrupt Public Healthcare System

June 28, 2024 Comments Off on Supreme Court Decision to Overturn ‘Chevron Deference’ Threatens to Disrupt Public Healthcare System

Today’s ruling will cause significant disruption to publicly funded health insurance programs, to the stability of this country’s healthcare and food and drug review systems, and to the health and well-being of patients.

Supreme Court Sides with Polluters and Puts Health at Risk

June 27, 2024 Comments Off on Supreme Court Sides with Polluters and Puts Health at Risk

Today in a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court put a hold on EPA’s impactful and health-protective Good Neighbor Plan, a significant setback for clean air nationwide.

Significant Wins for Environment & Health in New Biden Administration Rules

May 1, 2024 Comments Off on Significant Wins for Environment & Health in New Biden Administration Rules

PSR applauds the Biden Administration’s Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Department of Agriculture for their recently finalized rules that will help to improve the health of communities nationwide. PSR and our members submitted comments on four of these rules to ensure that they strongly protected public health. 

Quotes from National Health and Medical Organizations in Response to EPA’s New Cleaner Cars Standards

March 20, 2024 Comments Off on Quotes from National Health and Medical Organizations in Response to EPA’s New Cleaner Cars Standards

Press release from the American Lung Association on EPA’s new rule on tailpipe emissions from new cars, with quotes from PSR Executive Director Brian Campbell, PhD and Board Member Katie Huffling, DNP, RN, CNM, FAAN.

U.S. Transportation Sec. Buttigieg, Fish & Wildlife Service Sued by PSR, Rocky Flats Groups for Approval of Trail at Former Nuclear Weapons Site

January 8, 2024 Comments Off on U.S. Transportation Sec. Buttigieg, Fish & Wildlife Service Sued by PSR, Rocky Flats Groups for Approval of Trail at Former Nuclear Weapons Site

PSR National, PSR Colorado and other groups have filed suit against the U.S. DOT and USFS for approving a public trail to be built on land contaminated with plutonium.

Urgent Call for Ceasefire and Humanitarian Aid in Gaza

December 28, 2023 Comments Off on Urgent Call for Ceasefire and Humanitarian Aid in Gaza

PSR urgently calls for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza. We urge the international community to prioritize providing essential medical supplies, restoring healthcare facilities, and supporting water and sanitation infrastructure.

PSR Announces Brian Campbell, PhD, as Next Executive Director

November 1, 2023 Comments Off on PSR Announces Brian Campbell, PhD, as Next Executive Director

We are pleased to announce that Brian Campbell, PhD, has accepted the offer to serve as PSR’s next Executive Director, effective November 1, 2023.

PSR Statement on Gaza Healthcare Crisis and Demands for Immediate Humanitarian Intervention

October 24, 2023 Comments Off on PSR Statement on Gaza Healthcare Crisis and Demands for Immediate Humanitarian Intervention

As advocates for health and well-being, we call for immediate international attention and humanitarian intervention to ensure the swift delivery of essential supplies, including fuel and medicines, to Gaza.

New Report Documents Fracking in Pennsylvania Gas Wells with PFAS

October 24, 2023 Comments Off on New Report Documents Fracking in Pennsylvania Gas Wells with PFAS

The new report, by Physicians for Social Responsibility, details the risks from injecting PFAS into Pennsylvania’s oil and gas wells, as well as risks from the disposal of millions of tons of liquid and solid waste associated with the wells.

Letter on PFAS Chemicals to Pennsylvania Officials

October 23, 2023 Comments Off on Letter on PFAS Chemicals to Pennsylvania Officials

Letter from Pennsylvania health and environment groups to state officials urging a ban on the use of PFAS in fracking.

Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Ilhan Omar Reintroduce the End Polluter Welfare Act with Broad Support

May 23, 2024 Comments Off on Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Ilhan Omar Reintroduce the End Polluter Welfare Act with Broad Support

Press release from Oil Change International quoting PSR Florida’s Dr. Lynn Ringenberg and San Francisco Bay PSR’s Dr. Robert Gould.

Do local environmental factors contribute to dementia? FAU researchers want to know.

May 22, 2024 Comments Off on Do local environmental factors contribute to dementia? FAU researchers want to know.

WUSF article quoting PSR Florida’s Dr. Ron Saff on the health effects of air pollution from sugarcane burning.

From nose bleeds to cancer: The public health risks of TVA’s gas buildout

May 18, 2024 Comments Off on From nose bleeds to cancer: The public health risks of TVA’s gas buildout

Radio clip from WPLN quoting PSR Pennsylvania’s Christina DiGiulio.

Chefs Want To Continue To Cook With Gas — Gas Companies Help With Disinformation Campaigns

May 18, 2024 Comments Off on Chefs Want To Continue To Cook With Gas — Gas Companies Help With Disinformation Campaigns

Clean Technica article quoting PSR.

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Xcel’s Clean Heat Plan Approved with Major Climate Wins

May 15, 2024 Comments Off on Xcel’s Clean Heat Plan Approved with Major Climate Wins

Sierra Club press release quoting PSR Colorado’s Lauren Swain.

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Dollar coin honoring Lewiston’s Dr. Bernard Lown to be issued Thursday

May 15, 2024 Comments Off on Dollar coin honoring Lewiston’s Dr. Bernard Lown to be issued Thursday

PSR co-founder Bernard Lown, MD is featured on a new dollar coin. Read more from the Portland Press Herald.

Climate change cures are possible, but we must urge Congress to act

May 10, 2024 Comments Off on Climate change cures are possible, but we must urge Congress to act

Op-ed in LNP by Alan S. Peterson, MD, PSR Climate Ambassador.

New Report Outlines Health Impact of Air Pollution from MidAmerican Energy Coal Plants in Siouxland

May 7, 2024 Comments Off on New Report Outlines Health Impact of Air Pollution from MidAmerican Energy Coal Plants in Siouxland

Article in River Cities’ Reader quoting PSR Iowa’s John Rachow, MD PhD.

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.

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Wood Heating Eclipses All Other Sources of PM2.5 Pollution in Massachusetts

May 3, 2024 Comments Off on Wood Heating Eclipses All Other Sources of PM2.5 Pollution in Massachusetts

Article in the Amherst Independent quoting Greater Boston PSR Board Member Brita Lundberg, MD.