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.

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.

Pennsylvania should not bolster fracking and petrochemicals with latest bill

March 18, 2020 Comments Off on Pennsylvania should not bolster fracking and petrochemicals with latest bill

Op-ed in The Philadelphia Inquirer by Barbara Brandom, MD, PSR climate ambassador, Philadelphia PSR.

Nuclear weapons: ‘If you know the entire planet is at risk…’

March 15, 2020 Comments Off on Nuclear weapons: ‘If you know the entire planet is at risk…’

Arkansas Catholic feature on Ira Helfand, MD, PSR board member.

All hands needed for clean energy

March 14, 2020 Comments Off on All hands needed for clean energy

Letter to the editor in The Columbian by Claire Richards, PhD, PSR climate ambassador, Washington PSR.

Session Wrap: WA Lawmakers Leave Climate-Action Bills Behind

March 13, 2020 Comments Off on Session Wrap: WA Lawmakers Leave Climate-Action Bills Behind

Public News Service article quoting Sarah Cornett, climate program and advocacy manager with Washington PSR.

Bella Romero Benzene Levels Worse Than Reported, Analysis Claims

March 11, 2020 Comments Off on Bella Romero Benzene Levels Worse Than Reported, Analysis Claims

Article in Westword quoting PSR Colorado’s Barbara Donachy, MPH.

Jane Fonda Says Bernie Sanders Is the Only Climate Candidate

March 7, 2020 Comments Off on Jane Fonda Says Bernie Sanders Is the Only Climate Candidate

Common Dreams article quoting Saba Malik, MD, PSR Los Angeles, who spoke at a Fire Drill Friday rally on how climate change impacts low-income communities.

Listen to the scientists

March 7, 2020 Comments Off on Listen to the scientists

Letter to the editor in the Monterey Herald on the climate crisis by Bill Donovan, MD, PSR member.

Support for worldwide fracking ban

March 5, 2020 Comments Off on Support for worldwide fracking ban

Article in The Ecologist quoting Ned Ketyer, MD, PSR Philadelphia.

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Poorer areas more likely to feel climate change’s effects

March 3, 2020 Comments Off on Poorer areas more likely to feel climate change’s effects

Letter to the editor in the Columbus Dispatch by Alan Lockwood, MD, FAAN, FANA, PSR board member.

Disarmament advocate sounds nuclear alarm

March 3, 2020 Comments Off on Disarmament advocate sounds nuclear alarm

Interview with PSR’s Dr. Ira Helfand in Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.