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We shouldn’t be exposed to dangerous chemicals from food containers. Tell the Food and Drug Administration to withdraw its approvals of thirty ortho-phthalates as additives in food contact articles.
Everyone in the Pacific Northwest is aware of the major uptick in rail shipments of coal and oil, with potentially much more ahead. While our coalition of activist organizations and public officials has stopped a number of proposed regional oil and coal shipping terminals, the struggle for a safer region is not over.
Dr. Stephen Bezruchka and Adam Burtle authored the academic paper, which highlights the link between population health and paid parental leave.
The Gates Foundation has now sold most of its fossil fuel stock after pressure from the Gates Divest campaign, including letters from Washington PSR on the health impacts of climate change.Source: Investor Ideas
WA Senators sent letter to Obama urging the reduction of nuclear weapons dangers.
The effectiveness with which WPSR is managing its programs now is very heartening. We’ve not only clearly defined the 2016 strategic plans for our Climate and Health, Nuclear Weapons Abolition and Income Inequality programs; we have also enlarged the task forces working on each program.
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.
Tell Congress: Hands off the health protection that EPA is trying to provide! Protect us from methane and ozone emissions now!
The Opening Ceremony of the Rio Olympic Games coincides with the exact anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima. Ask the President of the Olympic Committee to commemorate Hiroshima with a minute of silence during the Ceremony.
Slides by Dr. Ken Lans highlighting what clinicians need to know about the health impacts of climate change. Read more »
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 »