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  • May 27, 2015
    Poison Prison

    A powerful article about a prison built next to a coal ash/coal slurry dump--and one prisoner's rapid and frightening decline in health. Was coal ash responsible? PSR provided the background information on the toxic substances in coal ash and their possible health consequences for the prison inmates.

    Source: International Business Times
  • May 11, 2015
    Health Professionals Call for Denial of Oil-By-Rail Terminal Permits in Oregon and Washington

    Nearly 300 doctors, nurses and other health professionals called on Washington Governor Jay Inslee and Oregon Governor Kate Brown to deny permits for proposed new and expanded oil-by-rail facilities.

  • 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
  • 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
  • April 29, 2014
    David vs. Goliath: A tiny tribe takes on big energy

    PSR's Barb Gottlieb on the dangerous toxins found in coal ash.

    Source: Al Jazeera America
  • September 12, 2012
    Former PSR Board Member to Receive Prestigious Heinz Award

    Teresa Heinz and the Heinz Family Foundation today announced Dr. Richard Joseph Jackson, a pediatrician and public health physician, as a recipient of one of five prestigious Heinz Awards.

  • March 1, 2010
    W.K. Kellogg Foundation Awards $380,000 to Physicians for Social Responsibility

    PSR has been awarded a one year grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to launch the Safe and Healthy Children Initiative; a pilot project which will address pediatric environmental health in migrant and seasonal farmworker children.

  • August 25, 2009
    Global Warming Bringing More Extreme Heat Waves

    More extremely hot summer days are projected for every part of the country, detailed in a new report from the National Wildlife Federation and Physicians for Social Responsibility.

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