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PSR is among the groups that have been pushing Johnson & Johnson to remove toxic chemicals from its products.Source: NBC News
In Kansas City, a key victory for PSR and Peace Planters came as the City Council unanimously passed one of two proposed initiatives to create a contingency plan for creating jobs should the Nuclear Weapons Plant be shut down.
Having once again collected in the range of 5,000 signatures from Kansas City Missouri residents, this time on two separate initiative petitions, PSR KC and KC Peace Planters turned in both sets of petitions to the City Clerk at 10 am on Monday, November 14, 2011.
Joe Cirincione, President of Ploughshares Fund, writes on the effort to rally Kansas City residents to stop the construction of a new nuclear weapons facility.Source: Huffington Post
PSR Executive Director Peter Wilk, MD writes on CNN.com that ratification of the New START Treaty can't wait any longer.Source: CNN
As we make the final push for ratification of New START (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty), PSR is pleased with the work of our network keeping up a steady drum beat on this vital issue. The Bangor Daily News, a major Maine paper, ran an editorial on November 15 supporting ratification of New START. They wrote, "Further delaying the treaty is bad for the United States and the world. The Senate should ratify it."Source: Bangor Daily News
Yesterday Earthjustice and Physicians for Social Responsibility released a detailed report entitled Coal Ash: The Toxic Threat to Our Health and Environment. The Kansas City region has some seven or eight coal ash disposal sites. Coal ash is toxic.
Anne Suellentrop of Kansas City PSR speaks out against a planned nuclear weapons parts plant.Source: Kansas City Star
Dr. Lawrence S. Wittner writes on the reasons not to abandon the effort to rid the world of nuclear weapons.Source: History News Network
The President’s Cancer Panel is the Mount Everest of the medical mainstream, so it is astonishing to learn that it is poised to join ranks with the organic food movement and declare: chemicals threaten our bodies.Source: New York Times