This summer, the EPA held public hearings on its proposed standards for carbon pollution from power plants. However, no hearings were held in Iowa, a particularly coal-intensive state relative to its low population. Without skipping a beat, PSR leader Maureen McCue and Iowa PSR set up their own well-attended public hearing in Iowa City to make sure the voices of their community were heard.Read more »
Climate change is one of the greatest threats to health in the 21st century, making it urgent that we slash carbon emissions. The EPA's proposed rule to limit carbon emissions from new coal-fired power plants gives us an opportunity to do just that. Barbara Gottlieb, PSR's Director of Environment and Health, testified before the EPA, calling on them to pass a strong rule.Read more »
PSR-Iowa is hosting an exhibit titled "Nuclear Neighborhoods: 11,000 Generations." This multi-media installation compiles artistic and scientific interpretations of our nuclear legacy and consists of art, photography, poetry, writings and memorabilia. Exhibits are running concurrently throughout August and September 2013. Don’t miss your chance to see the show that's been called "Impactful" and "Long overdue."Read more »
The Iowa Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) is the statewide chapter of the National PSR, a non-profit, non-partisan organization committed to preserving people’s health and well being through research, education and advocacy. Both the state chapter and national organization combine the power of an active and concerned citizenry with the credibility of physicians and other health care professionals to promote policies that protect human health from the threats of nuclear war and other weapons of mass destruction, global environmental degradation, and the epidemic of gun violence in our society.
An op-ed from PSR's Dr. Maureen McCue.Source: Iowa City Press-Citizen
"The idea is to talk about where our spending priories are and why we have enough money to support an unusable doomsday weapons arsenal when we don't have enough money to support basic human needs," said Maureen McCue, the creator of the protest and a coordinator for Iowa PSR.Source: Daily Iowan
An op-ed by UI student and Iowa PSR intern Julia Sanabria.Source: The Daily Iowan
To speed up action on disarmament, the Republic of Marshall Islands filed suit against all nine nuclear weapons states. Sign our petition to support this tiny but brave nation!
The Toolkit is a combination of easy-to-use reference guides for health providers and user-friendly health education materials on preventing exposures to toxic chemicals and other substances that affect infant and child health. Read more »
In 2012, we saw members and chapters across the country work together to make a difference. Watch this video to see some of the scenes from our expert tours, testimony, Facebook chats and media outreach. Read more »