environment & health

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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AMA Passes Resolution on Divesting from Fossil Fuels

June 13, 2018

Good news: The American Medical Association has passed a resolution calling on itself to divest from companies that get the majority of their income from fossil fuels. The resolution was…

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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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Oppose EPA’s move to censor science

May 17, 2018

The U.S. EPA is proposing to censor science. It’s outrageous. EPA has proposed a rule deceptively entitled “Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science.” Don’t believe the name. This rule would have…

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40 Civil Rights, Labor & Environmental Orgs to Trump: “It’s Time for Pruitt to Resign, or Be Removed”

April 18, 2018

PSR and forty other national civil rights, labor, conservation and environmental organizations have taken out a series of full page ads calling for the resignation or firing of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.

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A New Fracking Landscape: Report on Recent Science Shows Overwhelming Evidence of Harm

March 13, 2018

Health professional groups raise alarm that build-out of drilling and fracking operations is creating a public health crisis. Experts available for interviews. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Elana Simon, Communications Manager,…

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