equity & justice

After cutting 700,000 people off food stamps, the U.S. provides excessive funding to programs that enable human destruction

December 12, 2019

On December 4, the Trump administration approved a rules change around Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP benefits—commonly referred to as food stamps—which will remove up to 688,000 adults from…

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The False Promise of Natural Gas

December 4, 2019

Article in The New England Journal of Medicine by Greater Boston PSR’s Philip J. Landrigan, MD, Howard Frumkin, MD, DrPH, and Brita E. Lundberg, MD.

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Physicians for Social Responsibility Releases Report on “Climate and Health Risks of Liquified Natural Gas”

November 26, 2019

In the face of the Trump administration’s efforts to promote the use and export of fracked or so-called “natural” gas, Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) has released a white paper detailing the ways that gas processed for export endangers human health and lives.

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PSR and Other Health Groups Oppose EPA Proposal To Roll Back Limits on Methane Emissions

November 25, 2019

PSR, the American Lung Association, 10 PSR chapters and 15 other health organizations submitted comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) opposing the agency’s proposal to roll back limits on leaks and emissions of methane from oil and gas wells.

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27 Health Organizations, Led by Physicians for Social Responsibility and American Lung Association, Submit Comments to EPA Opposing Rollback of New Source Performance Standards for Oil and Natural Gas Industry

November 25, 2019

On November 25, Physicians for Social Responsibility, American Lung Association and 25 other health organizations submitted official joint comments in opposition to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) proposed amendments to the 2012 and 2016 New Source Performance Standards for the oil and natural gas industry.

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Activists Deliver Thousands of Petitions Calling for Stronger Safeguards for Los Angeles County Urban Oil Field

November 21, 2019

Press release from Sierra Club quoting PSR-Los Angeles Executive Director Martha Dina Arguello.

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Honoring Legacies, Demanding a Better Future: PSR 2019 Visionary Leaders Awards Ceremony and Symposium Celebrate Bold Changemakers

November 19, 2019

PSR’s Visionary Leaders Awards ceremony and reception, now in its fourth year, recognizes individuals and organizations for their exemplary efforts in advancing nuclear weapons abolition and/or addressing environmental risks to…

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“Censorship Science, Pure and Simple”: Physicians for Social Responsibility Opposes EPA Rule to Undermine Use of Scientific Studies in Forming Policies

November 12, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press contact: Olivia Alperstein, Media Relations Manager, Physicians for Social Responsibility (202) 587-5232, oalperstein@psr.org Washington, D.C.—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is crafting a rule that would…

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

November 8, 2019

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

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Interview with Dyanna Jaye, Sunrise Movement, 2019 Visionary Leaders Award Recipient

October 31, 2019

PSR is delighted to honor Sunrise Movement, a youth-led nonprofit organization that advocates political action on climate change, at the PSR Visionary Leaders Awards.

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