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  • PSR to EPA: Protect health, slash carbon emissions

    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.

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  • Rally at the Rio

    Physicians for Social Responsibility New Mexico was pleased to participate in Rally at the Rio on 3 August, 2013. Dr. Rob Bernstein, President of the Board of Directors of PSR-NM, spoke about the health consequences of climate change, including the increase of infectious disease, heat-related ailments and respiratory maladies such as asthma. He emphasized the role of PSR as the "medical voice of climate change."

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  • PSR "Clean Air Ambassadors" Meet with Congress, EPA

    Twelve PSR leaders from across the country descended on Washington, DC recently to push for clean air, a livable climate, and reductions in toxic pollution from energy generation. They were part of "50 States United," a lobbying blitz that brought doctors, nurses, clergy, labor leaders, tribal leaders, parents and citizen activists to Washington from all 50 states.

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  • PSR Addresses Anti-Fracking Rally at U.S. Capitol

    Catherine Thomasson, MD, PSR's executive director, addressed thousands of people rallying at the U.S. Capitol to protest pollution and climate change caused by "fracking." Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, is the extractive technology now being used to enable the boom in natural gas production. It has resulted in health-damanging water pollution, air pollution, and greenhouse gas emissions in states from Pennsylvania to Utah. Dr. Thomasson in her remarks highlighted the leakage of methane from fracking sites.

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Focus Areas

  • Environment and Health

    PSR's Environment and Health Program addresses toxics and global warming -- challenges to life and well-being that pervade the entire planet.

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  • Nuclear Weapons

    The nuclear weapons danger is real and growing:  nuclear terrorism, proliferation, and thousands of weapons still on hair-trigger alert in the United States and Russia. Fortunately, there also are new opportunities to eliminate this threat.

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Latest News & Events

  • Ozone poses serious a health threat
    May 14, 2016

    A letter to the editor from PSR member Valory Wangler, MD.

    Source: Farmington Daily Times
  • BLM methane rule will benefit public health through common-sense safeguards
    January 22, 2016

    Physicians for Social Responsibility applauds the Bureau of Land Management for undertaking the proposed methane waste rule released today.

  • Rally at the Rio
    September 13, 2013

    Physicians for Social Responsibility New Mexico was pleased to participate in Rally at the Rio on 3 August, 2013, sponsored by, and in partnership with numerous environmentally oriented organizations - New Energy Economy, Audubon-NM, Citizens Climate Lobby, Wild Earth Guardians, and more.

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  • Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit

    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 »

  • Thank You for supporting us in 2012!

    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 »


Robert M. Bernstein, MD, FACE, President
1580 Cerro Gordo Road
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501