climate change

PSR Rejects the Trump Administration’s Proposal to Gut the Clean Power Plan

August 21, 2018

Today President Trump and Acting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced their proposal to dismantle the Clean Power Plan.

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PSR Opposes EPA Effort to Censor Science

July 18, 2018

PSR leaders and staff stood with other health professionals, scientists, academics and NGO representatives at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s public hearing in Washington, DC to voice strong opposition to…

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Medical and Public Health Professionals and Organizations Oppose the EPA’s Proposed “Censoring Science” Rule!

July 16, 2018

Ahead of tomorrow’s U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hearing on its proposed “Censoring Science” rule, PSR and other medical and public health professionals, academics, and organizations are strongly voicing our…

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PSR Opposes Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court

July 13, 2018

Donald Trump has nominated his choice to fill the vacant spot on the Supreme Court: Brett Kavanaugh, a member of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia…

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PSR Letter on Climate in the Washington Post

July 11, 2018

The Washington Post recently published a letter by PSR’s Director for Environment and Health, Barbara Gottlieb. Gottlieb’s letter critiques reporters’ blatant avoidance of the term “climate change” in the Post’s…

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PSR welcomes resignation of U.S. EPA Administrator Pruitt

July 5, 2018

Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) greets the resignation of Scott Pruitt as Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with relief and satisfaction.

“We are pleased to see Mr. Pruitt resign,” said PSR executive director Jeff Carter.

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Americans Need a Strong U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

June 11, 2018

Since the EPA was established in 1970 “to consolidate in one agency a variety of federal research, monitoring, standard-setting and enforcement activities to ensure environmental protection,” the Agency has been a powerful leader in the clean-up of polluted water, air and land. From reducing auto emissions, to banning several dangerous pesticides, to increasing recycling, EPA led the way.

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Public health professionals tell the EPA to Protect the Clean Power Plan

March 2, 2018

Doctors, nurses and other public health professionals came out in force in San Francisco against the Trump administration’s dangerous plan to repeal the Clean Power Plan, the most comprehensive piece…

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PSR’s Strategic Plan for 2018

January 10, 2018

It’s a new year, and PSR is launching powerful programs to prevent nuclear war, fight climate change, and transition our nation to clean renewable energy sources. Here’s a quick overview…

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Physicians Warn Scrapping the Clean Power Plan Could Result in 10,000s of Preventable Deaths and Illnesses

October 10, 2017

Today, the EPA announced the termination of the Clean Power Plan, the most comprehensive piece of climate change policy on the federal level. The policy created viable pathways for states to slash carbon emissions by almost one-third from electricity sectors, greatly advancing the nation’s ability to slow climate change.

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