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If you are a health professional, add your name now to the letter to President Obama.
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.
Environmental Protection Agency Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0602 Comment submitted by Laura Skelton, Executive Director
Washington Coalition for Open Government awarded attorney Kathy George the 2014 James Andersen Award for her outstanding contribution of service to the Coalition.
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
A new analysis by Washington and Oregon PSR says earthquake risks were seriously underestimated when the state’s only commercial nuclear-power plant was built almost 30 years ago on the Hanford nuclear reservation.Source: Seattle Times
PSR is among groups asking for a “single, comprehensive” environmental impact statement on proposed coal terminals in Washington State.Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer
PSR will be working with economist Robert McCullough to examine the business case for an early retirement of the Columbia Generating Station nuclear power plant.Source: Wall Street Journal
Activists representing Physicians for Social Responsibility, Washington Chapter, arrived at Ground Zero on Saturday during the Bike to the Bomb bicycle ride. Bike to the Bomb protests the use of nuclear weapons against the people of Japan, and spotlights the massive nuclear arsenal stored and deployed at Bangor.Source: Salem News
In March 2012, WPSR hosted an all day forum and workshop to mark the anniversary of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster and scope risks facing our region.
All sessions free and open to public. Question and answer session follows each speaker.
Urge your senators to co-sponsor the "Children and Firefighters Protection Act."
Coal ash is toxic. Tell President Obama that protection from coal ash contamination has to be robust, mandatory and nationwide.
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 »
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 »