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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.

PSR Statement on Israel’s Nuclear Arsenal Amid Escalating Violence

October 10, 2023 Comments Off on PSR Statement on Israel’s Nuclear Arsenal Amid Escalating Violence

The violence in the region, coupled with Israel’s possession of a nuclear arsenal, presents a precarious situation with profound implications.

EPA’s Decision to Delay Updating Ozone Pollution Standards is a Disappointment and Betrayal to Public Health

August 22, 2023 Comments Off on EPA’s Decision to Delay Updating Ozone Pollution Standards is a Disappointment and Betrayal to Public Health

Physicians for Social Responsibility is deeply disappointed in the EPA’s decision to delay updating the National Ambient Air Quality Standard for Ozone.

Medical Journals Unite in Urgent Call for Nuclear Weapons Elimination

August 2, 2023 Comments Off on Medical Journals Unite in Urgent Call for Nuclear Weapons Elimination

Over 100 medical journals issued a resounding call for immediate action — drafted by IPPNW — to mitigate the escalating threat of nuclear war and accelerate the elimination of nuclear weapons.

PSR Statement on the Transfer of U.S. Cluster Munitions to Ukraine

July 13, 2023 Comments Off on PSR Statement on the Transfer of U.S. Cluster Munitions to Ukraine

PSR firmly opposes this transfer and the use of indiscriminate weapons by any country, regardless of combat circumstances. These weapons are inconsistent with public health and international law.

Environmental groups pressure Gov. Shapiro on fracking regulations

December 18, 2023 Comments Off on Environmental groups pressure Gov. Shapiro on fracking regulations

Allegheny Front article quoting PSR Pennsylvania’s Laura Dagley, RN.

Northampton City Council on verge of accepting resolution denouncing nuclear war

December 12, 2023 Comments Off on Northampton City Council on verge of accepting resolution denouncing nuclear war

Article in The Reminder quoting PSR Past President Dr. Ira Helfand.

US Life Expectancy Still Lags: What Doctors Can Do Today

December 5, 2023 Comments Off on US Life Expectancy Still Lags: What Doctors Can Do Today

Medscape article quoting Stephen Bezruchka, MD, MPH of Washington PSR.

Nuclear Abolitionists Occupy New York

December 4, 2023 Comments Off on Nuclear Abolitionists Occupy New York

Op-ed in Common Dreams by PSR Los Angeles President Dr. Bob Dodge.

Groups urge WA to warn about gas-burning health effects

December 4, 2023 Comments Off on Groups urge WA to warn about gas-burning health effects

Public News Service article quoting Washington PSR’s Dr. Mark Vossler.

70,000+ Healthcare Workers to Biden: Stop ‘Malignant Growth’ of LNG

December 4, 2023 Comments Off on 70,000+ Healthcare Workers to Biden: Stop ‘Malignant Growth’ of LNG

Common Dreams article quoting Greater Boston PSR’s Dr. Regina LaRocque.

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Labor unions are still giving Democrats climate headaches

December 4, 2023 Comments Off on Labor unions are still giving Democrats climate headaches

Article in Politico quoting PSR-Los Angeles’ Alex Jasset.

We must act to curb black lung disease

November 28, 2023 Comments Off on We must act to curb black lung disease

Letter to the editor from PSR Pennsylvania’s Dr. Robert Little in the Patriot-News.

Meet three therapists who are helping Marylanders cope with their climate anxiety

November 27, 2023 Comments Off on Meet three therapists who are helping Marylanders cope with their climate anxiety

Interview with PSR Board Member Dr. Lise Van Susteren in Maryland Matters.

Pennsylvania lawmakers look for hydrogen models after hub announcement

November 22, 2023 Comments Off on Pennsylvania lawmakers look for hydrogen models after hub announcement

StateImpact Pennsylvania (NPR) “It delays the better, cheaper, tested solution of electrification and it’s expensive for customers, many of whom are already financially burdened by energy bills,” said Linnea Bond,…