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  • March 1, 2015
    Generating Controversy

    The Navajo Generating Station was supposed to improve the lives of the native people living in its shadow, but its only real legacy is the polluted skies over the American Southwest.

    Source: National Parks Magazine
  • February 24, 2015
    Keystone Pipeline News--5 Health Reasons to Herald the End of the Keystone Pipeline

    Physicians for Social Responsibility applauds President Obama’s decision to veto the congressional bill to advance the Keystone XL pipeline.

  • February 22, 2015
    Toxic Waste in the US: Coal Ash

    Important piece on toxic coal ash, featuring PSR's Barb Gottlieb explaining the health impacts.

    Source: Vice News
  • February 17, 2015
    How Coal Kills

    According to Coal's Assault on Human Health, a report by PSR, coal combustion releases mercury, nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide and other substances known to be hazardous to human health.

    Source: Scientific American
  • January 14, 2015
    Decisions about environment affect our health

    An op-ed from Florida PSR's Dr. Lonnie Draper.

    Source: Tallahassee Democrat
  • December 30, 2014
    Risks From Oil Terminal

    A letter to the editor on the public safety risks of a proposed oil terminal in Vancouver, WA, by WPSR Executive Director Laura Skelton and member Dr. Michael Soman.

    Source: New York Times
  • December 18, 2014
    Why Columbia's ash pond was given 'high' hazard potential rating

    "If you live in a community where there is uncovered dry coal ash deposit and the wind blows you may be inhaling cadmium," PSR's Barbara Gottleib said. "The threats from cadmium are pretty severe: kidney disease, lung diseases like emphysema."

    Source: KBIA
  • December 17, 2014
    Fracking ban in NY prompts calls for MD to follow suit

    "New York made the right decision," said Dr. Gina Angiola, a board member of Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility. "Science now confirms that unconventional natural gas development has the potential to cause both short-term and long-term health impacts, some of which may be irreversible.”

    Source: Baltimore Sun
  • November 24, 2014
    'Routine' planning hearing raises questions about L.A.'s oversight on oil drilling

    "The purpose of a city, the primary purpose of a city, is to ensure that its residents are safe," says Angela Johnson Meszaros, a lawyer with Physicians for Social Responsibility, who is working with the drill site's neighborhood groups.

    Source: KPCC
  • November 21, 2014
    Efficiency standard clears the air, saves cash

    A letter to the editor from PSR Arizona's Dr. Barbara Warren on how energy efficiency helps public health and saves money.

    Source: Arizona Daily Star
  • November 12, 2014
    Fire retardant chemicals found in small group of Californians

    PSR's Dr. Catherine Thomasson explains how fire retardants impact health.

    Source: San Jose Mercury News
  • October 24, 2014
    Doctors Concerned About Antibiotics in Healthy Livestock

    A new report, Prescription For Change, calls on supermarket chains to stop selling meat raised on antibiotics. PSR-SF joined forces with several other public health groups to voice their concerns about this growing health issue. Ninety-three percent of doctors are concerned about the meat industry practice of using antibiotics on healthy animals for growth promotion and disease prevention, according to a new poll released by Consumer Reports.

    Source: Kansas City InfoZine
  • October 22, 2014
    Fracking could lead to irreversible health effects

    An op-ed co-authored by Chesapeake PSR's Tim Whitehouse.

    Source: Montgomery Gazette
  • October 17, 2014
    Groups sue EPA over failure to reduce air pollution

    The complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court in San Francisco, is on behalf of several groups, including the Sierra Club, the Center for Biological Diversity and Physicians for Social Responsibility.

    Source: KPCC
  • October 14, 2014
    Companies must disclose the public health impact of fracking

    Chesapeake PSR executive director Tim Whitehouse wrote this letter to the editor on how to protect the public from the health impacts of fracking.

    Source: Baltimore Sun
  • October 8, 2014
    Dukeville, NC: Don’t drink the water, locals and activists warn

    PSR's Barbara Gottlieb discusses the carcinogens found in coal ash.

    Source: Al Jazeera America
  • October 1, 2014
    Florida Needs a Health-Protective Energy Policy Plan

    Incoming Board President Dr. Lonnie Draper and Board Member Dr. Ron Saff delivered a letter to Governor Rick Scott asking for his strong leadership in putting together a health-protective energy policy plan for Florida; a plan with emphasis on energy efficiency and renewable energy sources.

  • September 29, 2014
    Meet the New Climate Change Warrior: Your Doctor

    The powerful medical establishment calls on physicians to fight global warming as a new study details its consequences on health.

    Source: Take Part
  • September 21, 2014
    More Than 300,000 March in Manhattan to Demand Action on Climate Change

    “Climate change is a health crisis,” said Catherine Thomasson, executive director of PSR, a principal organizer of the health care hub of the event.

    Source: Take Part
  • September 18, 2014
    NextGen Climate builds Rick Scott's ark

    Dr. Ron Saff, an allergy and asthma specialist and a member of PSR, warned that the time for talk has already passed as Florida is feeling the effects of human-induced global warming.

    Source: Tampa Bay Times
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