With states across the nation assessing how to implement the Clean Power Plan, PSR calls on President Obama to recommend: Reduce carbon pollution by replacing coal with clean, renewable energy sources like wind and solar power, along with energy efficiency. These health- and climate-protective approaches should be selected over natural gas and nuclear power. Are you a health professional? Add your name to our sign-on letter.
A ten-member PSR delegation attended the World Congress of International Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear War World in Hiroshima, Japan in August. In addition to board members and long-time activists, the delegation included our student program coordinator, Mathias Pollock, MPH, who chronicled his impressions in a video and series of blog posts. See more from the World Congress.
At a November symposium honoring Victor W. Sidel, MD for his work in pursuit of peace and justice, PSR leaders joined Dr. Sidel's colleagues from Einstein-Montefiore to honor the many facets of Dr. Sidel's life's work.Learn more »
Dr. Lew was introduced to PSR in the early 1970’s after he heard Dr. Helen Caldicott speak in B.C. Dr. Patrie was working as the County Health Commissioner to Duchess County in New York at the time, and a major health concern he dealt with was the threat of nuclear war. He described his work at that time as teaching people to provide “medical self-help,” or teaching people how to protect themselves against a nuclear attack.Read His Story>>>
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Alan Lockwood talks to health professionals at Billings Clinic on Monday about the health hazards of coal.Source: Billings Gazette
PSR's Dr. Robert Dodge calls on congress to re-examine its wasteful spending on nuclear weapons and subsidies to the oil industry.Source: Ventura County Star
PSR Executive Director Dr. Catherine Thomasson and co-author Katie Preston outline climate change impact in Virginia and urge that "we owe it to our children and grandchildren to act now for their future."Source: Roanoke Times
Tell the president we need strong coal power plant wastewater rules in order to safeguard our water from arsenic, mercury and other toxic chemicals.
Tell your senators that clean water is a public health imperative and that it matters to you and your community.