August 3, 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
August 2, 2015
What Obama should say on Hiroshima anniversary
An op-ed from PSR's Dr. Ira Helfand.
August 1, 2015
It's time to ban nuclear weapons
An op-ed from Oregon PSR's Sean Tenney.
Source: The Oregonian
July 28, 2015
PSR Security News & Views ~ July Edition
Here are the top 10 nuclear disarmament news articles and opinion pieces for the month of July. Happy reading!
July 20, 2015
Solar Installers: Net Metering Limbo is Bad for Business
PSR fights for solid net metering for solar power in Arizona.
Source: Arizona Public Media
July 16, 2015
The importance of clean water
An op-ed by PSR member Janell E. Lundgren, MD. (Subscription required)
Source: Dayton Daily News
July 15, 2015
World's supply of nuclear weapons a threat
A letter to the editor from PSR President Lynn Ringenberg, MD, FAAP.
Source: Tampa Bay Times
July 14, 2015
PSR Welcomes the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) Regarding Iran's Nuclear Program
Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) applauds the historic agreement made between the P5+1 and Iran that was announced this morning. This agreement will curb Iran’s ability to obtain nuclear weapons capability by blocking all pathways to the bomb, in exchange for the easing of economic sanctions.
July 14, 2015
Protect our water, protect our health
An op-ed from PSR member Bruce D. Snyder, MD, FAAN.
Source: Southwest Journal
July 9, 2015
Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility Launches Campaign Against Fracking Industry Secrets
Today, Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility (Chesapeake PSR) launched a campaign to pressure the oil and gas industry to release important information about the health risks caused by drilling and hydraulic fracturing.
July 1, 2015
Climate change affects health
A letter to the editor from PSR member Dr. Richard Weiskopf on the importance of addressing climate change.
Source: The Syracuse Post-Standard
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 29, 2015
Climate change biggest global health issue of the 21st century
An op-ed from PSR's Dr. Maureen McCue.
Source: Iowa City Press-Citizen
June 23, 2015
PSR Security News & Views ~ June Edition
Here are the top 10 nuclear disarmament news articles and opinion pieces for the month of June. Happy reading!
June 22, 2015
Video: Insight- Catherine Thomasson of PSR discusses climate change and health
For more on the threat from climate change, CCTV-America spoke to Dr. Catherine Thomasson, Executive Director at Physicians for Social Responsibility.
June 21, 2015
Scott Walker should recognize health benefits of Clean Power Plan
PSR member Dr. Michele Brogunier's letter to the editor lauds the Clean Power Plan’s benefits: "fewer cardiac deaths, fewer asthma attacks, and fewer premature deaths, to name but a few."
Source: Capital Times
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 11, 2015
Environmental groups sue Md. Gov. Hogan for withdrawing clean-air regulations
The Sierra Club and Chesapeake PSR filed the complaint with the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court, claiming state law requires the administration to publish and enforce the rules because Maryland’s Department of the Environment adopted them Jan. 16.
Source: Washington Post
June 11, 2015
Abolishing Nuclear Arms
A letter to the editor from PSR's Dr. Bob Gould.
Source: New York Times