August 3, 2017
EPA chief backtracks on delaying rules reducing emissions
In addition to the suit by a group of states led by New York, Pruitt was sued last month by a dozen public health and environmental groups, including the American Lung Association, Physicians for Social Responsibility and the Sierra Club.
Source: Miami Herald
August 3, 2017
EPA Drops Illegal Effort to Delay Ozone Protections
In response to legal action by public health, environmental, and community organizations, including PSR, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has dropped its proposed delay of the 2015 ozone standards.
July 21, 2017
Make greenhouse initiative stronger
Op-ed by PSR's Dr. Lauren Zajac on the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
Source: Albany Times Union
July 13, 2017
Mothers, children rally on Capitol Hill for cleaner air
PSR is mentioned in this article about Play-In for Climate Action event we co-sponsored with Moms Clean Air Force this week.
Source: Washington Times
July 12, 2017
Health and Environmental Groups Sue EPA Over Its Delay of Clean Air Protections for Millions
Today, health, environmental and community groups sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to stop the agency’s delay in implementation of the 2015 smog standard.
July 10, 2017
How Abbott made the outdoors less safe for Austin families
Op-ed by Texas PSR's Dr. Elliot J. Trester on Texas Governor Greg Abbott's veto of funding for clean air programs.
Source: Austin American-Statesman
July 5, 2017
Health Advocates Call Court's Ruling to Regulate Methane a Win for Clean Air and a Healthy Climate
In a win for public health and the climate, the federal appeals court in Washington blocked the Trump administration’s suspension of EPA standards that keep methane and toxic gas pollution from oil and gas wells out of the air we breathe.
June 3, 2017
Gov. Baker should strengthen RGGI requirements for carbon cuts
Op-ed on the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative from PSR's Dr. Jim Recht.
Source: New Bedford Standard Times
June 1, 2017
Portland, Multnomah County set 100% renewable energy goal
The City of Portland and Multnomah County, OR have committed to a goal of meeting 100 percent of community energy needs with renewable power by 2050. This victory is in part due to the hard work of Oregon PSR.
Source: The Oregonian
May 5, 2017
How can New York lead America's march toward a healthier, clean future?
Letter to the editor from Dr. Barton Scheonfeld of PSR New York.
April 30, 2017
Mainers have a right to clean air
Op-ed co-authored by PSR Maine Executive Director Karen D’Andrea.
Source: Sun Journal
April 19, 2017
PSR Statement on Proposed RGGI Caps
PSR statement on new carbon cap levels proposed for the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). The proposed caps don't go far enough in protecting health from harmful air pollution and the effects of climate change.
January 11, 2017
Video: Greenhouse gas initiative impacts health in Md.
Chesapeake PSR's Sara Via, PhD, talks about the public health benefits in Maryland from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
January 3, 2017
Statement on Washington DNR Decision to Deny Millennium Bulk Terminal Lease
We ring in the new year with a major victory for the public, with the Northwest once again holding the line against dirty fossil fuels.
December 15, 2016
Distributed solar energy can improve public health in Arizona
Op-ed by PSR Arizona's Dr. Barbara Warren.
Source: Arizona Capitol Times
December 12, 2016
PSR Statement on Appointment of Scott Pruitt to EPA
Physicians for Social Responsibility strongly opposes the nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to the important role of EPA Administrator.
November 20, 2016
We must protect Frederick residents from fossil fuel pollution
Op-ed by Chesapeake PSR Executive Director Tim Whitehouse.
Source: Frederick News-Post
October 22, 2016
We could all breathe easier by reducing greenhouse gas emissions
Maine Voices op-ed, Karen D'Andrea, PSR Maine executive director
Source: Portland Press Herald
September 27, 2016
Obama Administration, Big Coal Face Off over Clean Power Plan
"If the exposure to the air pollution caused by burning coal was listed on the death certificate of Americans when they die, it would have easily made it into the top 10 causes of death in the United States," says PSR's Dr. Alan H. Lockwood.
Source: Sierra Club
September 21, 2016
Cap-and-trade program isn't working for many poor Californians
PSR-Los Angeles member Dr. Caleb VanderVeen explains why cap-and-trade doesn't do enough to protect the public's health from air pollution.
Source: Sacramento Bee