February 7, 2018
Despite Trump tariff, solar will remain cheapest option
Letter to the editor from PSR Arizona's Russell Lowes on the economics of rooftop solar.
Source: The Arizona Daily Star
February 6, 2018
Huntley and Huntley to seek approval for new Penn Township fracking wells
PSR Philadelphia's Dr. Walter Tsou will speak at a hearing on proposed fracking wells, explaining the negative health impacts.
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
February 5, 2018
Senate panel ignores petroleum industry pleas, advances fracking ban
"Pumping chemicals is a very dangerous practice and would pose a grave threat to public health," said Dr. Todd Sack, a representative of Physicians for Social Responsibility. "Doctors would never know what chemicals their patients are drinking."
Source: Florida Politics
January 11, 2018
Trump's EPA cuts are a threat to clean water
Op-ed by PSR member Dr. Janis Petzel.
Source: Bangor Daily News
January 1, 2018
Lead Levels in Drinking Water in Elementary Schools in Tallahassee Florida
The Winter 2018 issue of the peer-reviewed journal of the Florida chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics features this article about the harmful effects of lead in Florida schools, co-authored by three PSR members, Donald M. Axelrad, PhD; Ronald H. Saff, MD; and Lynn Ringenberg, MD. (See page 6.)
Source: The Florida Pediatrician
December 21, 2017
In 'defense of science,' researchers sue EPA over move to overhaul advisory boards
PSR is among groups suing the EPA over a decision to bar grant recipients from serving on advisory boards.
Source: The Washington Post
December 16, 2017
Funding tax cuts with fossil fuel exploration is a deadly formula
Op-ed by PSR Maine's Dr. Paul Potvin.
Source: Portland Press Herald
November 28, 2017
Pa. needs to work harder to ensure clean, safe drinking water
Op-ed by PSR/Harrisburg's Dr. Bob Little.
Source: The Patriot-News
November 9, 2017
PSR Florida's Dr. Ron Saff Receives NAACP Award
PSR Florida Steering Committee Member Ron Saff, MD (left, with Jackson County NAACP President Ronstance Pittman), was recently honored at the Jackson County NAACP Freedom Awards. Dr. Saff was presented with the Elmore Bryant Award in recognition of his work to protect Jackson County citizens by raising awareness of a deep-injection well that endangered clean drinking water.
Source: Jackson County Floridian
November 3, 2017
Protect our health by protecting clean water rules
Op-ed by PSR Wisconsin's Drs. Monica Vohmann and Paula Rogge.
Source: The Capital Times
October 26, 2017
Getting the lead out of our skies
Op-ed co-authored by PSR Board Member Dr. Stephen Gilbert.
Source: Environmental Health News
October 25, 2017
The Poor People’s Campaign and the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize: A National Call for a Moral Revival
Op-ed by GBPSR's Dr. Philip Lederer, who says, "Instead of catastrophic nuclear weapons and unwinnable wars, let's invest in schools, poverty, affordable housing, job training, saving the environment and healthcare for all."
Source: Common Dreams
October 16, 2017
Cleanup From California Fires Poses Environmental and Health Risks
PSR's Dr. Alan Lockwood discusses the public hazard of the chemicals and pollutants in areas destroyed by wildfires in California.
Source: New York Times
October 13, 2017
Algae in Lake Erie: What Can Be Done?
In this letter to the editor, PSR's Dr. Alan Lockwood explains the health dangers of algae bloom and the importance of preserving the Clean Water Act.
Source: New York Times
October 10, 2017
Physicians Warn Scrapping the Clean Power Plan Could Result in 10,000s of Preventable Deaths and Illnesses
Today, the EPA announced the termination of the Clean Power Plan, the most comprehensive piece of climate change policy on the federal level.
September 25, 2017
Environmental groups praise cap-and-trade pact on greenhouse gas, but seek wider scope, equity
Chesapeake PSR is among the groups calling on the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative to cap emissions from smaller power plants and to consider environmental justice in its decisions.
Source: Baltimore Sun
September 21, 2017
Reject legislation that will harm our environment
Op-ed by PSR member Dr. Alan Peterson on several proposed state bills in Pennsylvania that would expand fracking and weaken coal pollution regulations at the expense of public health.
Source: Lancaster Online
September 12, 2017
Recent storms are only harbingers of future calamity
Op-ed on climate change and extreme weather by PSR member Dr. Brian Moench.
Source: Deseret News
September 7, 2017
Hurricanes and fossil fuels
Letter to the editor from PSR Arizona's Dr. Barbara Warren.
Source: Arizona Daily Star
August 22, 2017
PSR Arizona Press Conference on Climate Change
PSR Arizona's Dr. Barbara Warren gave a press conference today in Tucson on the public health impacts of climate change and the need to protect vehicle emission standards.