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  • Senate Confirms Scott Pruitt; "Terribly Wrong Choice"

    PSR called the U.S. Senate's vote to confirm Scott Pruitt to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency "a profoundly misguided decision." Noting that Mr. Pruitt has a long history of opposing the very agency he will be heading, PSR's executive director stated, "By confirming Pruitt, the Senate has put the health of current and future generations at risk...This is a terribly wrong choice for our nation."

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  • Final Push: Oppose Nomination of Scott Pruitt

    Scott Pruitt, President Trump's nominee to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has shown himself to be a willing servant of the oil and gas industry. What our nation needs instead is a servant of the public’s interest, dedicated to defending our health and well-being. The vote is imminent. Call your U.S. senators today.

  • 21 Nobel Peace Laureates Call for Eliminating Nuclear Weapons

    PSR's Ira Helfand appears on the monitor as he speaks in plenary session of the 16th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Bogota, Columbia. Helfand is Co-President of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), recipient of the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize. Twenty-one laureates issued a statement calling for prohibition and elimination of nuclear weapons.

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  • We Are Living on Borrowed Time

    The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moved their iconic "Doomsday Clock" a half-minute closer to midnight. Citing escalating rhetoric and "loose talk" on the subject of nuclear war, combined with climate change policies that ignore key facts, on January 26 the scientists placed the minute hand at 2 1/2 minutes to midnight, where midnight represents the end of civilization.

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PSR in the News

  • DuPont settles fluorinated chemical lawsuits
    February 16, 2017

    Dr. Richard Clapp, an environmental epidemiologist and former co-chair of the Greater Boston PSR Steering Committee, calls the DuPont settlement "a positive milestone for those in the Parkersburg area."

    Source: Chemistry World
  • The next war must not happen
    February 15, 2017

    Op-ed by PSR member Dr. Stephen Wall.

    Source: Smoky Mountain News
  • Nuclear Arms, in "Very Wrong Hands"
    February 13, 2017

    Letters to the Editor from PSR's Dr. Ira Helfand and Dr. Robert Dodge in response to a Times editorial on the danger of unilateral use of nuclear weapons.

    Source: New York Times

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  • The fight continues—NoDAPL
    Posted by Kathy Attar, MPH on February 14, 2017

    Early this week President Trump ordered the U.S. army to expedite the North Dakota Access Pipeline and they did. The Army granted the final permit for the oil pipeline—despite strong objection from Native American Tribes, and public health and environmental groups including PSR. Read more »

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