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  • PSR endorses CTBT Statement at NPT meeting
    Posted by Jill Marie Parillo on May 5, 2009

    This afternoon NGO's were given the floor at the NPT PrepCom. Daryl Kimball, Executive Director of the Arms Control Association, made a great statement on, "Realizing the Promise of the CTBT." The Statement was endorsed by over 20 leading experts and organizations in the arms control community, including endorsement of PSR Executive Director, Dr. Peter Wilk. Read more »

  • NPT May 5, 2009
    Posted by Jill Marie Parillo on May 5, 2009

    At around 11am today, a message from President Barack Obama to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty PrepCom was read by Assistant Secretary of State and Verification, Compliance, and Implementation, Rose Gottemoeller. Read more »

  • NPT May 4, 2009
    Posted by Jill Marie Parillo on May 4, 2009

    Amazing, with every state mentioning it as they make statements in 5 different languages, the theme of the PrepCom seems to be a "nuclear weapon free world." This is a positive start for the first day of the two week conference that will establish an agenda for the five year NPT review conference to be held in 2010. Read more »

  • Sanctions and Iran
    Posted by Jill Marie Parillo on April 19, 2009

    A Congressional testimony, called "Changing Iran's behavior" by Dr. Trita Parsi, is one of the most concise and comprehensive explanations of why more sanctions (in the form of divestment) will not provoke positive change in Iran's government. Read more »

  • EPA Finds Global Warming a Threat to Public Health
    Posted by Mae Stevens on April 18, 2009

    On Friday, April 17, 2009 the Environmental Protection Agency proposed an endangerment finding regarding the emission of greenhouse gases that cause global warming. The finding, a requirement of the Clean Air Act recently upheld by the Supreme Court, makes it clear that greenhouse gas emissions must be regulated in order to control global warming and protect human health. Read more »

  • Coal Poses Environmental Justice Issues
    Posted by Barbara Gottlieb on April 7, 2009

    PSR recently joined environmental and Native American groups in raising a legal challenge to a proposed coal-fired power plant slated for construction on a Navajo reservation in northwest New Mexico. Read more »

  • Another Iowa Win Against Coal
    Posted by Barbara Gottlieb on March 23, 2009

    Iowa PSR, in partnership with sister organizations and the help of dedicated activists across the state, has prevented the construction of a potentially very dirty, unhealthy, 650-MW coal-fired power plant in the town of Marshalltown. Read more »

  • President Signs Omnibus Spending Bill, Promotes Security and Nuclear Non-Proliferation
    Posted by Mae Stevens on March 12, 2009

    President Obama signed the Fiscal Year 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Act, H.R. 1105, which continues the policy shift away from the build up of nuclear weapons and toward efforts to stabilize U.S. relations throughout the world. Read more »

  • Bills to Watch
    Posted by Laicie Olson on March 9, 2009

    Last week, two bills aimed at limiting U.S. cash flow to Iran were sent to committee. Co-sponsors hope that by limiting cash flow to Iran, the U.S. might also limit undesirable actions taken by the country. Read more »

  • New advances may help stop dirty coal
    Posted by Barbara Gottlieb on February 20, 2009

    Good news is popping on the clean energy front, although the battle is far from won. Read more »

  • Physicians Applauds a Cleaner, Healthier Stimulus Bill
    Posted by Mae Stevens on February 18, 2009

    Physicians for Social Responsibility applauds the stripping of unnecessary funding from the stimulus bill -- The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act -- while promoting cleaner energy choices that will help to reduce the pollutants impacting America’s health. In particular PSR opposed funding for dirty and dangerous energy sources like coal and nuclear power. Read more »

  • Using the Media to Highlight Coal’s Threats
    Posted by Barbara Gottlieb on February 10, 2009

    Working with environmental allies in the “SC Says NO Coalition,” PSR is using the media to educate South Carolinians about the deadly pollutants and global warming gases of a proposed coal-fired power plant. Read more »

  • Distinguished PSR Members Speak Out Against Coal
    Posted by Barbara Gottlieb on January 27, 2009

    PSR’s Code Black campaign kicked off 2009 by presenting the medical case against the eight, count ’em eight coal plants proposed for construction in Michigan. Read more »

  • The Real Cost of Coal
    Posted by Kristen Welker-Hood, ScD, MSN, RN on January 6, 2009

    To what extent is human health is harmed by air pollution? While air pollution adversely affects the entire U.S. population, certain populations — children, the elderly, and people suffering from chronic illness — are particularly vulnerable. Read more »
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  • Coal: not clean x 2
    Posted by Barbara Gottlieb on December 10, 2008

    Have you seen the coal industry’s advertising blitz about “clean coal”? Our colleagues in the environmental movement have responded with a media campaign of their own. Read more »

  • Talking about coal to the board of health
    Posted by Barbara Gottlieb on December 2, 2008

    All around the country, PSR activists are building informed opposition to coal plants. In Iowa, Maureen McCue, Coordinator of Iowa PSR, has forged an exciting new front by educating county boards of health. Read more »

  • Two Wins in Stopping Coal!
    Posted by Barbara Gottlieb on November 18, 2008

    PSR contributed to two big victories that help block new coal plants and cut global warming emissions. Read more »

  • American people: Coal? No, thanks.
    Posted by Barbara Gottlieb on November 11, 2008

    As the nation embraces President-elect Barack Obama, Physicians for Social Responsibility welcomes the hope he brings for a new energy future. Read more »

  • Clean coal? No such thing.
    Posted by Barbara Gottlieb on November 4, 2008

    As health professionals and people concerned about the health and safety of our planet, we want the new president to prioritize a clean environment and significant reductions in global warming gases. Read more »

  • Code Black: Rx for Action
    Posted by Barbara Gottlieb on October 28, 2008

    Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) recognizes global warming as one of the most serious public health emergencies of our time. It threatens the health, even the survival, of human beings around the world. Read more »

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