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WPSR board president Bruce Amundson is the lead spokesperson in this coalition action aimed at Gates Foundation.Source: KUOW Radio
A recent report from the Oregon and Washington chapters of PSR summarizes the potential health impacts of proposed oil-by-rail developments in the Northwest.Source: Sightline
Today the Army Corps made the right decision - to uphold their responsibility to the public and take a hard look at the impacts of the Tesoro Savage oil-by-rail terminal.
An op-ed by WPSR's Laura Skelton and Steve Gilbert.Source: The Bellingham Herald
The rapid growth of oil trains in the Pacific Northwest now brings a new threat: a proposal for an unprecedented new oil refinery on the Columbia River.
An updated study for Oregon and Washington PSR finds that a recent uranium contract is likely to cost Pacific Northwest ratepayers more than $250 million.
A letter to the editor on the public safety risks of a proposed oil terminal in Vancouver, WA, by WPSR Executive Director Laura Skelton and member Dr. Michael Soman.Source: New York Times
A report on used nuclear fuel management at the nuclear power plant near Richland will be released Wednesday in Seattle by Heart of America Northwest and Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility.Source: Tri-City Herald
WPSR will be presenting information about human health impacts of oil transport and storage in WA State at several upcoming events, including public hearings in Spokane and Olympia and a public panel discussion in Hoquiam.
Washington Coalition for Open Government awarded attorney Kathy George the 2014 James Andersen Award for her outstanding contribution of service to the Coalition.
Environmental Protection Agency Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0602 Comment submitted by Laura Skelton, Executive Director
During the week of September 21 world leaders will assemble at the U.N. in New York to take up climate change. A massive march is planned for September 21 in NYC.
WPSR will be giving talks throughout the state about the history of Hanford.
Spokane, WA. Sept. 6 and 7. Gerri and Bob Haynes will share their experiences from their latest trip to Gaza and take about the upcoming one this fall.
Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility is calling for an armistice in the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians of Gaza.
In April, 2014, the sixth group of medical professionals sponsored by WPSR and hosted by the Gaza Community Mental Health Programme journeyed to Gaza to offer care and consultation.
In 2013, WPSR adopted a strategic priority around reducing income inequality and promoting livable wages. Extreme disparities in wealth, such as the growing gap between the richest and poorest in the U.S., have a negative impact on health outcomes.
The Board of Directors of WPSR is very pleased to welcome its new executive director, Laura Skelton, and to introduce her to our members and to the community.
Chuck Johnson of Oregon and Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility discusses the Columbia Generating Station, a controversial local nuclear plant.Source: Eugene Weekly
Tell the nation's governors that they can and should proceed with the Clean Power Plan, despite the Supreme Court's stay.
Tell the EPA you want strong standards in 2016 for methane leaks from existing natural gas and oil wells.
Major impacts concluded from analysis of project draft environmental impact statements, Position Statement on Crude Oil Transport and Storage prepared by Washington and Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility, and supporting documents. Read more »
Public comment from Laura Skelton, Executive Director of Washington PSR, on the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed Clean Power Plan. Read more »
Slides by Dr. Ken Lans on climate change and carbon reduction. Read more »