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
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
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 13, 2017
The Long Road to Recovery
Consequences of nuclear weapons production go beyond the blast. Essay by PSR Executive Direct Jeff Carter.
Source: Ink Stick Media
August 1, 2017
Pressure Builds in Virginia Gubernatorial Campaign Over Proposed Pipelines
PSR's Dr. Tina Smusz and Kathy Attar discuss the potential health impacts of two proposed natural gas pipelines on local communities in Virginia.
July 7, 2017
Dirty politics could poison nearby water
Letter to the editor from PSR Florida's Dr. Ron Saff.
Source: Tallahassee Democrat
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
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
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
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)
May 27, 2015
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
March 1, 2015
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.
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.