federal government

Physicians for Social Responsibility Urge the EPA to Strengthen, not Weaken, Lifesaving Mercury and Air Toxics Standards

December 28, 2018

On December 28, the EPA announced a proposal that would weaken the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS), which helps protect the health and safety of American families. Read PSR’s statement.

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Local activists are giving peace a better chance, following the midterm election

December 20, 2018

In the Seattle Times, Washington PSR’s Dr. Bruce Amundson and Lilly Adams discuss the potential for a shift in nuclear weapons policy from the incoming Congress.

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“Our organizations are deeply concerned”: PSR and 19 Additional Health Organizations Submit Comments on EPA’s Proposed Rule Changes for New Source Performance Standards

December 18, 2018

On December 17, twenty health and public health organizations submitted comments to Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler protesting the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s proposed weakening of for the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS), which regulate leakage of methane and toxic gases from oil and gas wells.

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EPA’s proposed methane rule rollback would endanger health and the climate

December 18, 2018
Flaring Fracking Well

The U.S. EPA is proposing to roll back the rules that restrict methane and toxic gas leakage from oil and gas wells across the country. This roll-back would endanger health…

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Scientists Discuss Federal Report on Climate Change

December 4, 2018

Radio interview with PSR’s Todd Sack, MD on the new U.S. government report on climate change.

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Air Pollution Is Killing Kids, But Trump’s EPA Doesn’t Seem To Care

November 21, 2018

Op-ed by Eric Sullivan, Student PSR member and fourth-year medical student, in Huffington Post.

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What is the “INF” and why does it matter?

October 25, 2018

In December, 1987, U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev signed the landmark Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. On October 21st of this year, President Donald Trump…

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Leading Health Experts from Physicians for Social Responsibility Testify at Oct. 1 EPA Hearing in Chicago

October 2, 2018

On Oct. 1, a group of our health experts from Chicago PSR and PSR Wisconsin testified against the Trump administration’s plan to dismantle the Clean Power Plan (CPP), which set the first-ever federal limits on carbon pollution from power plants.

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Don’t Arm This President With These Nukes

October 2, 2018

Op-ed by PSR’s Olivia Alperstein for Foreign Policy in Focus.

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EPA rolls back methane capture rules

September 20, 2018

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continued its promotion of fossil fuels—and its assault on the climate and public health—with a proposal to weaken the requirements for monitoring and repairing methane…

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