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.

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.

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.

Countering Propaganda From the Fossil Fuel Industry

March 17, 2024 Comments Off on Countering Propaganda From the Fossil Fuel Industry

Letter to the editor by Linda Rudolph, MD, former PSR board member, in the New York Times

Environmentalists renew fight to limit use of neonicotinoids in CT

March 16, 2024 Comments Off on Environmentalists renew fight to limit use of neonicotinoids in CT

CT Insider article quoting PSR New York’s Dr. Kathy Nolan.

Weaver ignored pitfalls of natural gas

March 16, 2024 Comments Off on Weaver ignored pitfalls of natural gas

Letter to the editor from Barbara Wendeborn Brandom, MD, PSR member, in the Observer-Reporter.

Environmentalists clash with Gov. Shapiro at hydrogen energy meeting in Philly

March 13, 2024 Comments Off on Environmentalists clash with Gov. Shapiro at hydrogen energy meeting in Philly

Article in Allegheny Front quoting PSR Pennsylvania’s Tammy Murphy.

Local US Pax Christi leaders visit Japan on peace pilgrimage

March 12, 2024 Comments Off on Local US Pax Christi leaders visit Japan on peace pilgrimage

National Catholic Reporter article quoting PSR board member Anne Suellentrop, MSRN.

Federal court hears lawsuit over proposed trail at Rocky Flats

March 6, 2024 Comments Off on Federal court hears lawsuit over proposed trail at Rocky Flats

Coverage of PSR lawsuit against the federal government over a planned trail near a former nuclear weapons plant.

Federal judge urged to halt construction of public trail near former Colorado nuke facility

March 6, 2024 Comments Off on Federal judge urged to halt construction of public trail near former Colorado nuke facility

Courthouse News Service coverage of PSR lawsuit against a planned trail in an area contaminated by plutonium.

Physicians, environmental groups sue Buttigieg, federal agencies in Rocky Flats case

March 5, 2024 Comments Off on Physicians, environmental groups sue Buttigieg, federal agencies in Rocky Flats case

Coverage in the Augusta Free Press of PSR lawsuit against a proposed trail in an area contaminated with uranium.

Homelessness: ‘Support equitable policies’

March 1, 2024 Comments Off on Homelessness: ‘Support equitable policies’

Letter to the editor in The Seattle Times from Washington PSR’s Lexi Lightner.

NEW REPORT: Top retailers fail to warn shoppers about health risks of gas stove pollution

February 29, 2024 Comments Off on NEW REPORT: Top retailers fail to warn shoppers about health risks of gas stove pollution

U.S. PIRG press release quoting Greater Boston PSR’s Dr. Brita Lundberg.