April 19, 2017
Audio: LA to study banning oil production around homes, schools, hospitals and other public places
Martha Dina Argüello, executive director of PSR-Los Angeles, said community activists have moved past fracking and now want to end all oil production in the city entirely. She said LA's stated vision of a sustainable city is incompatible with urban oil development.
Source: 89.3 KPCC
March 30, 2017
Does fracking violate human rights?: How to Test the Question
This piece on the human rights implications of the impacts of fracking cites PSR's Fracking Compendium.
Source: Center for Humans & Nature
March 28, 2017
Stand Up to Oil, Power Past Coal Statement on Trump’s Executive Order to Expand Coal, Oil, and Gas Extraction and Transport
Residents of the Pacific Northwest have long been a bulwark against coal and oil corporations. Today's executive order only strengthens our resolve to protect our region against fossil fuels and transition to clean energy.
February 16, 2017
DuPont settles fluorinated chemical lawsuits
Dr. Richard Clapp, an environmental epidemiologist and former co-chair of the Greater Boston PSR Steering Committee, calls the DuPont settlement "a positive milestone for those in the Parkersburg area."
Source: Chemistry World
February 11, 2017
Santa Susana Field Lab broken promises
Op-ed co-authored by PSR's Dr. Robert Dodge on the DOE's failure to clean up a toxic site in California.
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 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 24, 2016
Oregon Physicians Oppose Marion County Burning
Oregon PSR and other environmental and public health groups oppose a proposal for Marion County to burn Portland garbage in local incinerators.
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 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.
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 21, 2016
Cap-and-trade program isn't working for many poor Californians
PSR-Los Angeles member Dr. Caleb VanderVeen explains why cap-and-trade doesn't do enough to protect the public's health from air pollution.
Source: Sacramento Bee
August 15, 2016
Portland Takes Step Towards Implementing Fossil Fuel Infrastructure Ban
The City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability released a new draft of proposed changes to the City’s code that are meant to implement Portland’s landmark fossil fuel policy, passed nine months ago.
June 4, 2016
Health Effects of Crude Oil
If you were exposed to the toxic plume of smoke from the oil train fire in Mosier and you are not feeling well, Oregon PSR urges you to seek immediate medical attention.
May 11, 2016
An Historic Victory! Cherry Point Terminal Denied
The Army Corps of Engineers says no to coal & yes to tribal treaties
March 2, 2016
Breaking News: Oregon Senate Passes Clean Electricity and Coal Transition Bill
Thanks so much to all Oregon PSR members who called and emailed your elected representatives in support of this important legislation!
January 21, 2016
Multnomah County Passes Unanimous Historic Resolution Opposing Oil Trains and Tesoro Savage Project
County Commissioners stand with the cities of Portland and Vancouver and over 100,000 residents in opposition to the proposed Tesoro Savage oil terminal on the Columbia River
January 19, 2016
Southwest climate gap: poverty and environmental justice in the US Southwest
This article examines the "climate gap" in the Southwest US (Arizona and New Mexico), referring to the "disproportionate and unequal implications of climate change and climate change mitigation" for "people of color and the poor."
Source: Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability (Payment required)