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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.

This Report Shows How Climate Change Will Affect Every Child. Its Authors Hope Congress Will Listen.

November 18, 2019 Comments Off on This Report Shows How Climate Change Will Affect Every Child. Its Authors Hope Congress Will Listen.

Article from Mother Jones quoting Barbara Gottlieb, PSR Environment and Health Program Director.

EPA’s use of science to come under committee’s microscope

November 13, 2019 Comments Off on EPA’s use of science to come under committee’s microscope

Article from Roll Call quoting Barbara Gottlieb, PSR’s Environment & Health Director.

Woolsey Fire Crippled Boeing Water Safety System at Toxics Site

November 11, 2019 Comments Off on Woolsey Fire Crippled Boeing Water Safety System at Toxics Site

NBC Los Angeles article quoting Denise Duffield, PSR Los Angeles.

Visionary Leaders Symposium: ‘Our planet is our patient.’

November 8, 2019 Comments Off on Visionary Leaders Symposium: ‘Our planet is our patient.’

Article in American Public Health Association’s Public Health Newswire on the discussion about climate change at PSR’s Visionary Leaders Symposium.

Coalition opposes fracked gas-fired plant near Hermiston

November 6, 2019 Comments Off on Coalition opposes fracked gas-fired plant near Hermiston

Article in Hood River News quoting Oregon PSR’s Lluvia Merello.

Natural gas protesters urge Governor Baker to take action

November 1, 2019 Comments Off on Natural gas protesters urge Governor Baker to take action

Article and newsclip from WWLC featuring Greater Boston PSR activists.

Public Health Experts Flunk Report Tying Pennsylvania Air Quality Improvements to Gas Drilling

October 31, 2019 Comments Off on Public Health Experts Flunk Report Tying Pennsylvania Air Quality Improvements to Gas Drilling

Article in Desmog Blog quoting PSR Pennsylvania’s Dr. Ned Ketyer.

Texas signed off on the restoration of this old coal mine. Now a leaky landfill is contaminating groundwater.

October 30, 2019 Comments Off on Texas signed off on the restoration of this old coal mine. Now a leaky landfill is contaminating groundwater.

Article in Grist quoting Karen Hadden, Texas PSR.

Coal policies continue to get attention in Congress

October 30, 2019 Comments Off on Coal policies continue to get attention in Congress

Article in St. Joseph News-Press quoting PSR Director of Environment & Health Barbara Gottlieb.

Dr. Todd Sack wants healthy patients, environment

October 29, 2019 Comments Off on Dr. Todd Sack wants healthy patients, environment

Article in Jax Daily Record profiling PSR board member Dr. Todd Sack.