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Drawing on peer-reviewed scientific and medical research, Dr. Lockwood meticulously details the symptoms of climate change and their medical side effects.
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"Whenever there is disturbance of this kind at a nuclear waste site, it’s always a matter of concern," said Laura Skelton, executive director of Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR), a group involved in educating the public about nuclear waste.Source: Quartz
Rep. Jayapal joined Rep. Lieu and Sen. Markey in affirming that the President should not have sole authority to launch a nuclear war, supported by a petition with nearly 500,000 signatures from across the country.
Rep. DelBene introduced H.R. 2231, which would establish a Joint Commission on North Korea to pursue multilateral, diplomatic solutions to the current, escalating crisis.
The "Post-Cold War" Cold War
Op-ed authored by students from the PSR chapter at the University of Washington.Source: The Olympian
Op-ed by David Barash, PhD, a member of the PSR Security Committee.Source: History News Network
Op-ed co-authored by PSR members David Hall, MD and Leonard Eiger.Source: Seattle Times
There are two – and only two – issues that threaten all life on the planet: climate change and a nuclear exchange.
Letter to the editor from Washington PSR's Dr. Bruce Amundson.Source: Seattle Times
WPSR Members Dr. Frank Turner and Dr. Ethan Angell describe the potential health impacts of allowing even more oil trains to roll through Washington.
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.
The Paris Climate Agreement puts the world on track to avoid dangerous climate change. Tell President Trump that leaving the accord puts polluters' interests before our health and welfare.
President Trump, his new EPA administrator Scott Pruitt, and some in Congress are attempting to block or weaken clean air and climate protections like the Clean Power Plan. Tell your member of Congress to support full implementation of the Clean Air Act and the Clean Power Plan.
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 »