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 10, 2017
Union Pacific Seeks Exemption from Laws Protecting the Columbia Gorge
On January 10th, Union Pacific, just months after it caused an oil train derailment and fire in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area in Mosier, filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking to exempt itself from laws that protect this federally designated National Scenic Area and its communities.
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.
December 5, 2016
Wisconsin Doctor Who Treated Dakota Pipeline Protesters Is Cautiously Optimistic (Audio)
Interview with PSR Wisconsin member Dr. Jasmine Wiley.
Source: Wisconsin Public Radio
December 4, 2016
Why we brought supplies to protesters at Standing Rock
Op-ed by PSR Board Member Dr. David Drake
Source: Des Moines Register
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
November 18, 2016
New fracking reports clash over effects on health, environment, climate change
Two groups of physicians on Thursday released their latest compilation of scientific studies, government and industry reports, and journalistic investigations that claim fracking for oil and natural gas damages human health, pollutes air and water, and contributes to climate change.
Source: State Impact
November 18, 2016
Portland Curtails New Fossil Fuel Infrastructure
Last year the city passed a resolution to oppose the expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure. The next step was to develop draft rules that are legally enforceable. This has been done, and Council members voted 3-0 to pass the resulting amendments.
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.
November 3, 2016
Hurricane-driven coal ash spill highlights threat to public health
Op-ed by PSR Environment & Health Director Barb Gottlieb.
Source: The Hill
November 1, 2016
Chair Kafoury and Mayor Hales Call for Halt of Bakken Crude Transport
Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury and Portland Mayor Charlie Hales oppose oil trains through Oregon and a proposed terminal in Vancouver that would increase oil train traffic in the region.
October 26, 2016
EPA Urged to Level the Playing Field for Energy Efficiency in the Clean Power Plan
A diverse alliance is calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to expand incentives for energy efficiency in the Clean Power Plan.
October 26, 2016
Audio: Physician Alan Lockwood pens new book on how climate change is affecting our health
Radio interview with PSR's Dr. Alan Lockwood on his new climate change book, Heat Advisory.
October 26, 2016
Pennsylvania Medical Society Calls for a Moratorium on New Fracking, State-funded Independent Health Registry
Members of the Protect Pennsylvania: Health Professionals for a Livable Future applaud the Pennsylvania Medical Society for their two-part resolution approved on Sunday, October 23, 2016, which calls for a moratorium on new shale gas extraction using high volume hydraulic fracturing in Pennsylvania, and urges the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to fund an independent health registry and to commission research studies on the health effects of shale gas development ("fracking").
October 22, 2016
We could all breathe easier by reducing greenhouse gas emissions
We urge the DEP and Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative to consider an annual cap reduction of at least 5 percent.
Source: Portland Press Herald
October 21, 2016
Greenhouse Gas Initiative benefits economy, environment
A letter to the editor from PSR member Dr. Bruce Nayowith.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle
September 28, 2016
Bringing Portland’s Historic City Council Resolution on Fossil Fuels to Fruition
Huge thanks to everyone who helped ensure the passage of Portland's historic City Council Resolution on fossil fuels in November 2015 and who attended the September 13th hearing on Fossil Fuel Amendments that can help bring our model resolution to fruition.
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