March 28, 2017
Stand Up to Oil, Power Past Coal Statement on Trump’s Executive Order to Expand Coal, Oil, and Gas Extraction and Transport
Residents of the Pacific Northwest have long been a bulwark against coal and oil corporations. Today's executive order only strengthens our resolve to protect our region against fossil fuels and transition to clean energy.
March 3, 2017
Audio: Fossil Fuels and Your Health: Physicians for Social Responsibility Report
Radio interview with PSR's Barbara Gottlieb on health impacts from fossil fuels.
Source: Planet Philadelphia G-Town Radio
March 1, 2017
Madison School District discovers lead in drinking fountains
Interview with PSR Wisconsin's Dr. Beth Neary, a pediatrician, on lead found in local public schools' drinking fountains.
February 28, 2017
Pa. has done nothing about lead levels in schools, report says
Philadelphia PSR's Dr. Walter Tsou discusses the health impacts of lead.
Source: Philadelphia Public School Notebook
February 21, 2017
State should pass parental leave
Op-ed authored by students from the PSR chapter at the University of Washington.
Source: The Olympian
November 14, 2016
Elected Officials in Northwest Urge State, Federal Lawmakers to Contain Oil Train Threat
It’s been more than six months since an oil train derailed and caught fire along the Columbia River in Oregon. Dozens of city, county and tribal lawmakers have called on state and federal lawmakers to do more to keep people living along nearby train tracks safe.
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
August 16, 2016
Climate change, Zika and the threat to our children
Op-ed from PSR President Dr. Lynn Ringenberg.
Source: Tampa Bay Times
August 15, 2016
Portland Takes Step Towards Implementing Fossil Fuel Infrastructure Ban
The City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability released a new draft of proposed changes to the City’s code that are meant to implement Portland’s landmark fossil fuel policy, passed nine months ago.
June 15, 2016
Groups Call For Maine Grocers to Eliminate BPA in Food Packaging
PSR Maine member Dr Jeff Saffer underscores health risks of BPA
Source: Maine Public Radio
June 4, 2016
Health Effects of Crude Oil
If you were exposed to the toxic plume of smoke from the oil train fire in Mosier and you are not feeling well, Oregon PSR urges you to seek immediate medical attention.
May 27, 2016
We can fix toxic landscape we've made for children
Op-ed by Western North Carolina's Dr. Lew Patrie.
Source: Asheville Citizen-Times
April 27, 2016
Taste for Change: A celebration of food, climate, and environment
April 20, 2016
Huge Victories for a Healthier World: Spring 2016 Edition of The Folded Crane
Read about some of the tremendous victories our programs are having in the Spring 2016 edition of The Folded Crane.
April 4, 2016
From Montana to the Coast, Coal Dust Threatens Human Health
A new study shows Bellingham and Longview terminals would harm communities along rail route.
Source: Sightline Institute
March 24, 2016
Ozone rule will protect children
Op-ed from PSR member and pediatrician Dr. Edward Ketyer.
Source: The Almanac
March 2, 2016
Breaking News: Oregon Senate Passes Clean Electricity and Coal Transition Bill
Thanks so much to all Oregon PSR members who called and emailed your elected representatives in support of this important legislation!
February 17, 2016
Portland Heavy Metal Exposure Interim Clinical Update
DEQ detected elevated levels of arsenic and cadmium near Bullseye Glass Company and is concerned about cadmium levels near Uroboros Glass, both in Portland.
Source: Multnomah County Health Department and Oregon Health Authority
August 11, 2015
Clean Power and Public Health
PSR President Dr. Lynn Ringenberg writes about the impact of climate change on children's health.
March 26, 2015
Health of millions at stake in emissions curb ruling, environmentalists warn
"A fifth of women of child-bearing years have mercury levels in their bodies that we know are not healthy and can cause problems with developing fetuses," said Dr Catherine Thomasson, the executive director of the national lobbying group Physicians for Social Responsibility.
Source: The Guardian