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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.

Doctor recognized for environmental health activism

October 29, 2019 Comments Off on Doctor recognized for environmental health activism

Portland Press Herald – PSR Maine’s Dr. Lani Graham received the Bettie Kettell Award from the Environmental Health Strategy Center.

Clean transportation forum shows the way to the future

October 29, 2019 Comments Off on Clean transportation forum shows the way to the future

Audubon Washington – Dr. Kristen Knox, retired family physician and member of Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility, spoke about the health and climate impacts from our current transportation system.

How things got so fracking bad in Ohio

October 26, 2019 Comments Off on How things got so fracking bad in Ohio

Article in Salon referencing PSR and Concerned Health Professionals of NY’s fracking science Compendium.

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Climate change will affect us all

October 25, 2019 Comments Off on Climate change will affect us all

Letter to the Editor in the Austin American-Statesman by Elliot Trester, Texas PSR board member.

AZ Physicians Criticize McSally’s Vote for GOP Clean Energy Rule

October 23, 2019 Comments Off on AZ Physicians Criticize McSally’s Vote for GOP Clean Energy Rule

Public News Service article quoting Barbara Warren, MD, PSR Arizona, and Antonia Herzog, Climate & Energy Program Manager at PSR.

CO Doctors Voice Concerns About Gardner’s Climate Health Record

October 23, 2019 Comments Off on CO Doctors Voice Concerns About Gardner’s Climate Health Record

Public News Service article quoting Cory Carroll, MD, PSR Colorado, and Antonia Herzog, Climate & Energy Program Manager at PSR.

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Will Rollback of Pollution Regulations Accelerate Iowa Climate Change?

October 21, 2019 Comments Off on Will Rollback of Pollution Regulations Accelerate Iowa Climate Change?

Public News Service article quoting Antonia Herzog, Climate & Energy Program Manager at PSR, and Maureen McCue, PhD, PSR Iowa.

Local Democrats warn against easing clean car emission standards

October 18, 2019 Comments Off on Local Democrats warn against easing clean car emission standards

Article in the Cedar Rapids Gazette quoting Dr. Maureen McCue of PSR Iowa.

Climate change threatens firefighters and farmworkers. And that’s only the beginning.

October 17, 2019 Comments Off on Climate change threatens firefighters and farmworkers. And that’s only the beginning.

Article in AAMC News quoting Todd Sack, MD, PSR board member.

Don’t Forget: Nuclear Weapons Are an Existential Threat

October 17, 2019 Comments Off on Don’t Forget: Nuclear Weapons Are an Existential Threat

Op-ed in Common Dreams by Olivia Alperstein, PSR Media Relations Manager.