March 23, 2017
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler Plans His Own Climate Action Strategy
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler has called climate change the "most pressing issue globally."
Source: Portland Tribune
March 13, 2017
Audio: Scott Pruitt, Trump's Man at EPA, Doubles Down on Climate Change Denial
Radio interview with PSR Executive Director Jeff Carter on EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's statement that he does not believe carbon dioxide is a "primary contributor" to global warming.
Source: Counterpoint Radio
March 10, 2017
Press Statement on Scott Pruitt's Statement on Global Warming
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt told CNBC yesterday that he does not believe carbon dioxide is a "primary contributor" to global warming.
March 1, 2017
Zinke Confirmation Puts Coal Industry in Control of Interior Department
As Congressman, Ryan Zinke pushed dead-end coal export proposals despite unprecedented local, tribal opposition.
February 6, 2017
Industry-Backed Congress Members Want to Roll Back Protections Against Dangerous Methane Pollution
Op-ed from PSR's Kathy Attar.
February 4, 2017
Don't roll back methane rules
Letter to the Editor from PSR Maine's Dr. Janis Petzel.
Source: Bangor Daily News
January 26, 2017
Appeal of Portland's Fossil Fuel Terminal Ban Sets Up Coalition Duel
A coalition of labor, business and oil industry groups is appealing Portland’s ban on new bulk fossil-fuel terminals, and a coalition of conservation and other activist groups, including Oregon PSR, has stepped up in the city’s defense.
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.
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
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 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 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
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").