March 19, 2013
Coal damages human health, says N.Y. physician
Alan Lockwood talks to health professionals at Billings Clinic on Monday about the health hazards of coal.
Source: Billings Gazette
March 1, 2013
Physicians Respond to Multnomah County Study: Coal Train Traffic Could Exacerbate Health Issues
Oregon PSR calls for a cumulative and comprehensive Health Impact Assessment.
February 13, 2013
Maryland’s governor tells state Senate panel offshore wind bill would create hundreds of jobs
Dr. Cindy Parker spoke at the rally on behalf of PSR, saying, “If the climate is allowed to change, we are not going to be able to cure that, we are not going to be able to fix that. The only way is to prevent it.”
Source: Washington Post
February 5, 2013
Climate change bad for health, expert says
PSR board member Andrew Jameton explains the health impacts of climate change.
Source: Omaha World-Herald
January 22, 2013
MLK, Inauguration Day and our shifting awareness
An op-ed from PSR Los Angeles board member Dr. Robert Dodge.
Source: The Herald News
January 8, 2013
Clarion Call to Address Climate Change
PSR Executive Director Dr. Catherine Thomasson and co-author Katie Preston outline climate change impact in Virginia and urge that "we owe it to our children and grandchildren to act now for their future."
Source: Roanoke Times
November 21, 2012
Supporting the EPA is Not Enough
Dr. Alan Lockwood describes the health and economic benefits of the Clean Air Act and how strong regulations that curtail air pollution save lives.
Source: Huffington Post
November 13, 2012
Climate change is a public health threat
A letter to the editor by Dr. Samantha Ahdoot, a Northern Virginia member of PSR.
Source: The Roanoke Times
November 6, 2012
The right question in the wake of Sandy
An op-ed on climate change from PSR Executive Director Dr. Catherine Thomasson.
Source: Kansas City Star
October 23, 2012
Chesapeake PSR Promotes Offshore Wind, Tackles Fracking
PSR is fighting climate change and promoting clean energy in Maryland. A special partnership between national PSR and the Chesapeake chapter brings a Climate and Health Organizer to the chapter to ramp up recruitment and education of health professionals for advocacy on climate change issues coming up in the state legislature.
October 8, 2012
Coal’s Assault on Human Health: Physicians for Social Responsibility analyzes coal
Alan Lockwood, M.D., is a man with a mission -- to educate the public about the health effects of burning coal.
Source: The Reader
September 17, 2012
Voters must press both parties to address climate change
Fortunately, a popular movement to minimize climate change is beginning (for example, see 350.org or Physicians for Social Responsibility), and government has taken some steps to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
Source: Kennebec Journal
July 31, 2012
PSR Addresses Anti-Fracking Rally at U.S. Capitol
Catherine Thomasson, MD, PSR’s executive director, addressed thousands of people rallying at the U.S. Capitol on July 28 to protest pollution and climate change caused by “fracking.”
July 17, 2012
PSR to World Bank: Consider Health Before Funding Coal
PSR-affiliated physicians joined with distinguished colleagues from several nations to urge the World Bank to reconsider financing a lignite coal-fired power plant proposed to be built in Kosovo.
July 11, 2012
Green coalition unveils statewide renewable energy plan
Maureen McCue, the coordinator for Iowa Physicians for Social Responsibility, said "improving sustainable infrastructure not only makes for a healthier economy, it betters the well-being of Iowans themselves."The Iowa Renewable Energy Jobs 2020 unveiled a new plan Tuesday to fight just that — pushing to create 20,000 jobs and save consumers $1 billion statewide each year in energy costs by the year 2020 through development of renewable energy in Iowa.
Source: The Daliy Iowan
July 3, 2012
Physician Tours Country by Bike to Speak Out Against Climate Change
I am a 56 year old family doctor riding a bicycle across the country to talk with people about the health effects of climate change and why we must quickly replace fossil fuel with clean renewable energy to prevent a public health catastrophe.
June 26, 2012
Progress on Climate Change in Tucson
Three PSR Arizona members have served on the City of Tucson's Climate Change Advisory Committee over the past three years, representing Physicians for Social Responsibility as well as their academic and administrative roles.
April 29, 2012
If We Change Behavior, We Can Influence Climate
A letter to the editor from PSR Harrisburg President Dr. James E. Jones on the need for action on climate change.
Source: The Patriot-News
March 29, 2012
EPA Acts to Reduce Industrial Carbon Pollution from New Power Plants -- A Critical First!
Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) applauds the new standards announced by the Environmental Protection Agency on March 27 to limit industrial carbon pollution from new power plants.
February 17, 2012
PSR: Cost of Wind Power Far Lower Than Cost of Damaging Health Effects From Coal
Moving the U.S. off of polluting, carbon-heavy coal-fired electricity will be much easier when clean, healthy renewable energy sources are in place. To that end, Catherine Thomasson MD, PSR’s new executive director, testified on February 14 in favor of a bill to facilitate development of an off-shore wind farm off the Atlantic coast.