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.
This article in The Nation on the new W76-2 warhead and the dangers it presents cites PSR and the Back from the Brink campaign.
Baltimore Sun op-ed by Chesapeake PSR’s Tim Whitehouse on how Maryland’s renewable energy standard allows dirty sources like trash incinerators to claim renewable status, and benefits out of state producers instead of incentivizing local renewables.
Radio interview with PSR Florida’s Dr. Howard Kessler on hydraulic fracturing in Florida.
Podcast interview with PSR’s Dr. Alan Lockwood.
Article from WBUR on the growing opposition to the proposed compressor station in Weymouth, MA, citing Greater Boston PSR’s new report, which concludes that air pollution from the compressor station would pose “an unacceptable health risk to the surrounding community.”
Op-ed in OtherWords by medical student and Student PSR member Autumn Vogel.
Dr. Abbey Strauss interviews PSR Florida’s Dr. Lynn Ringenberg on climate and health.
Op-ed by PSR Climate Ambassador Harv Teitelbaum in The Pueblo Chieftan on the EPA’s proposal to weaken the Mercury and Air Toxic Standards, which reduces dangerous pollution from power plants.
Op-ed by PSR’s Dr. Robert Dodge in Common Dreams on the connection between climate change and nuclear war and the need for global leaders to take action.
NPR On Point interview with Dr. Regina LaRocque of Greater Boston PSR on the New England Journal of Medicine article authored by Dr. LaRocque and Dr. Caren Solomon.