PSR recently launched a search for our next Executive Director. This is a unique opportunity to assume a leadership role in an organization with a 62-year history of working to abolish nuclear weapons and a 26-year history of working to protect human health from the grave threats of climate change.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a set of proposed rules that would curb emissions of carbon pollution from new and existing coal and gas plants. Read our statement.
PSR’s latest report on toxic PFAS chemicals in fracking spotlights New Mexico. Eighty percent of state residents get their drinking water from groundwater, making these “forever” chemicals particularly risky.
PSR is a proud supporter of the People Over Pentagon bill, and firmly believes that a $100 billion reduction in military spending is the minimum we must cut if we are to transform our society from a war economy to a sustainable economy of community care.
We are pleased to announce that W. Taylor Carneiro-Johnson will become Interim Executive Director of Physicians for Social Responsibility in Washington, DC, on March 25, 2023.
Threats to public health created by such environmental disasters are all too common. And in most cases, we find public health and safety is compromised for the sake of corporate profit.
EPA’s Final Rule to Reaffirm Mercury and Air Toxics Standards Will Protect Millions from Toxic Power Plant Emissions
“Millions are breathing cleaner air because of these protections under the Clean Air Act,” said Jeff Carter, Executive Director of PSR.
PSR warned that gas stoves emit toxic air pollutants that can cause lung damage and exacerbate asthma, as well as other harms to health.
The United States should employ common sense, and discontinue all unnecessary military exercises that escalate the possibility of a nuclear conflict.
PSR stands with health professionals who have long argued that police violence and systemic racism are a public health issue.
KCRW news clip featuring PSR-Los Angeles’ Alex Jasset.
The MLK Chapel at Morehouse College awarded PSR Past President Dr. Ira Helfand for his work on the Back from the Brink campaign.
Article in the Washington Post quoting PSR Board Member Gaurab Basu, MD, MPH.
Article in Indybay quoting PSR Board Member Marjaneh Moini, MD.
Coverage in Undark of PSR’s fracking chemicals in Texas report.
Article in Mile High CRE quoting PSR Colorado’s Barbara Donachy, MPH.
Op-ed in the Ojai Valley News co-authored by Robert Dodge, MD, PSR Board Member and PSR-Los Angeles President.
Article in Grist on PSR’s fracking chemicals in Texas report.
Thousands of pounds of “forever chemicals” have been injected into Texas oil and gas wells, study finds
PSR’s new Fracking with Forever Chemicals in Texas report resulted in proposed legislation calling for a state-sponsored study on PFAS use in fracking.
Op-ed by co-authored by PSR Board Member Robert Dodge, MD in Common Dreams.