September 27, 2016
Obama Administration, Big Coal Face Off over Clean Power Plan
"If the exposure to the air pollution caused by burning coal was listed on the death certificate of Americans when they die, it would have easily made it into the top 10 causes of death in the United States," says PSR's Dr. Alan H. Lockwood.
Source: Sierra Club
September 27, 2016
Next president has a nuclear option: Scrap the program
Op-ed co-authored by PSR members David Hall, MD and Leonard Eiger.
Source: Seattle Times
September 26, 2016
Health Professionals Nationwide Support Clean Power Plan as 'Imperative' for Health
Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) salutes the Clean Power Plan as a means to improve and protect human health by reducing carbon emissions, allowing our nation to surge forward with renewable energy, and ensuring cleaner, healthier air today and the well-being of future generations.
August 25, 2016
Obama Administration Sued to Protect Climate, Public Lands from Drilling and Fracking
WildEarth Guardians and Physicians for Social Responsibility today filed a landmark federal lawsuit to defend our climate, our health, and American public lands from widespread oil and gas leasing, drilling, and fracking.
June 23, 2016
A slightly less toxic system to protect our health
This editorial mentions PSR's position that the new TSCA reform law doesn't go far enough to protect public health.
Source: Brattleboro Reformer
June 22, 2016
TSCA Reform: These Toxic Chemicals Are Still Allowed Under The EPA’s Chemicals Law
Physicians for Social Responsibility said that while the updated law is better than the original, the reforms don’t do enough to ensure EPA has sufficient funding or staffing power to review potentially toxic chemicals.
Source: International Business Times
June 13, 2016
The Infuriating Reason Why Toxic Chemicals Lurk in Household Products
By and large, the update doesn't do enough to keep toxic chemicals out of everyday products, according to a statement released by the Physicians for Social Responsibility, an advocacy group.
Source: Mother Jones
March 24, 2016
Ozone rule will protect children
Op-ed from PSR member and pediatrician Dr. Edward Ketyer.
Source: The Almanac
March 23, 2016
From Flint to fracking, EPA can learn from its mistakes
An op-ed by PSR's Director of Environment & Health, Barb Gottlieb.
Source: The Hill
March 11, 2016
PSR Salutes Obama, EPA for Important Steps to Reduce Climate-Polluting Gas Leaks from the Oil and Gas Industry
PSR applauds President Obama for the bilateral agreement between the United States and Canada to limit methane emissions from industrial oil and gas facilities. This agreement will help reduce climate pollution, benefitting the health and safety of people worldwide, while also protecting the health of residents living near oil and gas extraction sites.
January 22, 2016
Department of the Interior proposes new rules to limit methane leakage on federal lands
Physicians for Social Responsibility applauds the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposed new rules to minimize natural gas waste and emissions on federal and tribal lands.
August 27, 2015
About clean power and public health
An op-ed on the Clean Power Plan from PSR President Dr. Lynn Ringenberg.
August 24, 2015
A clean power plan for all Americans and Texans
An op-ed co-authored by Texas PSR Board Member Dr. Daniel Hochman.
Source: The Monitor
August 20, 2015
The best energy expenditure is negative
An op-ed by PSR member Sara Via, PhD.
Source: Baltimore Sun
August 5, 2015
Clean power plan
A letter to the editor from PSR Kansas City member Everett Murphy, MD.
Source: Kansas City Star
August 5, 2015
Health groups praise Obama plan on coal, saying it will save lives
Neurologist Alan Lockwood, a senior scientist with the advocacy group Physicians for Social Responsibility, estimated that coal-fired power plants are linked to 50,000 deaths a year in the USA, and that coal contributes to four of the five leading causes of death -- heart disease, cancer, stroke and chronic respiratory disease.
Source: USA Today
July 1, 2015
EPA must hold polluters accountable
Op-ed by PSR Executive Director Dr. Catherine Thomasson and PSR member Dr. Michael Harbut.
Source: The Detroit News
June 18, 2015
New Report Details Toxic Water Pollution from Power Plants
As the EPA weighs the nation’s first limits on toxic water pollution from power plants -- due in September -- a new report details the damage caused by the wastewater and the need for strong regulations to protect public health.
Source: Environmental Protection
June 17, 2015
Pa.'s drinking water needs Clean Water Rule
An op-ed from PSR member Dr. Alan S. Peterson.
June 4, 2015
Clean Water Rule is a win for health in Michigan
An op-ed by PSR member Grant Shafer.
Source: Detroit News