April 7, 2015
Nearly 1,000 health professionals call for climate action during National Public Health Week
More heat waves, worse air pollution, and the spread of diseases to new areas are among the growing health threats from climate change, more than 950 health professionals warned in a letter to President Obama today, delivered as part of National Public Health Week.
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.
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.
August 9, 2014
Clean Power Plan is winner on many fronts
A letter to the editor from PSR Board Member Dr. Alan Lockwood on the EPA's new carbon rule and the need for action on climate change.
Source: The Buffalo News
August 1, 2014
Maine is too smoggy in the summer: It's time to limit power plants' carbon emissions.
Dr. Peter Millard of PSR Maine writes in support of the EPA's new carbon rule in this op-ed.
Source: Bangor Daily News
July 30, 2014
Improving Pittsburgh's Air Quality
A radio interview with PSR's Dr. Alan Lockwood, who says the EPA's new Clean Power Plan will improve air quality and save lives.
July 28, 2014
Why I support the EPA’s Clean Power Plan
An op-ed from Florida PSR President and PSR National President-Elect Dr. Lynn Ringenberg, who is testifying before the EPA on the public health impacts of carbon pollution.
Source: Tampa Tribune
July 27, 2014
Tucsonans Celebrate Recent EPA Haze Rule
A radio interview with PSR Arizona's Dr. Barbara Warren and other local activists on the health impacts of coal pollution in Arizona.
June 28, 2014
Strong EPA rule needed to cut greenhouse gases
A letter to the editor from PSR member Lisa Iannucci on the need for a strong carbon rule from the EPA.
Source: Ashbury Park Press
June 2, 2014
The Fight Against Climate Change Defines Our Future
An op-ed from PSR's Dr. Alan Lockwood on the importance of fighting climate change. Vote for Dr. Lockwood's piece in the Debate Club.
Source: US News & World Report
April 22, 2014
Act on Earth Day
An op-ed urging action on the environment, by PSR Philadelphia Executive Director Cherie Eichholz.
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
March 6, 2014
Federal chemical policy reform can protect health and jobs
An op-ed by PSR Toxics Program manager Kathy Attar and Texas PSR director Chris Masey.
Source: Houston Chronicle
February 7, 2014
The Need for Chemical Reform
PSR/Florida has been advocating for toxic chemical reform for years, providing education and resources to healthcare professionals and the public and briefing members of Congress.
January 30, 2014
Address your representative about need to get rid of nuclear arms
An op-ed by PSR Arizona's Drs. Raymond Graap and Schuyler Hilts.
Source: Arizona Daily Star
January 22, 2014
Global warming is real; revenue-neutral carbon tax would help
A letter to the editor from PSR Harrisburg's Dr. James E. Jones.
Source: The Patriot-News
January 7, 2014
New Bill Threatens Crucial Iran Nuclear Deal
On November 24, 2013: negotiators for the United States, Russia, Great Britain, France, China plus Germany (P5 + 1) completed a “first-phase” deal with Iran that limits Iran’s nuclear bomb-making potential and opens up Iranian facilities to international inspection.
December 11, 2013
Rep. Bera should show support for first step on Iran nuclear deal
An op-ed by PSR Sacramento president Dr. Harry Wang.
Source: Sacramento Bee
December 11, 2013
The Silent Epidemic
Dr. Alan Lockwood, author of The Silent Epidemic, weighs in on the oral arguments that the Supreme Court heard yesterday about the EPA's Cross-State Air Pollution Rule.
Source: MIT Press
November 22, 2013
Doctors, Public Health Officials Call for Health Impact Assessment on Longview Terminal
Dr. Andy Harris of Oregon PSR said more than 3,000 public comments from health professionals and public health advocates had been submitted to the Army Corps of Engineers, most explicitly requesting a health impact assessment.
Source: The Lund Report
November 21, 2013
The Arms Trade Treaty (ATT): A public health imperative
This article, by PSR and IPPNW leaders, was published in the international Journal of Public Health Policy. It lays out why an International Code of Conduct on arms trade is important to health -- and how you can help change history.
Source: Journal of Public Health Policy