July 16, 2014
WPSR Calls for Armistice in Middle East
Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility is calling for an armistice in the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians of Gaza.
July 6, 2014
WPSR Supports Seattle Efforts to Reduce Income Inequality
In 2013, WPSR adopted a strategic priority around reducing income inequality and promoting livable wages. Extreme disparities in wealth, such as the growing gap between the richest and poorest in the U.S., have a negative impact on health outcomes.
July 6, 2014
National PSR Director Speaks at UW about Climate Change
July 6, 2014
WPSR Delegation Returns to Gaza
In April, 2014, the sixth group of medical professionals sponsored by WPSR and hosted by the Gaza Community Mental Health Programme journeyed to Gaza to offer care and consultation.
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 27, 2014
No Fracking Secrets Petition Launched
Health and environmental groups, lead by Chesapeake PSR, have launched a petition calling on Governor O'Malley to support a six point proposal on chemical disclosure in the event that Maryland authorizes the extraction of natural gas through a process of known as hydraulic fracturing. Amoung the proposal's provisions are: chemical formulas and other agents injected into the environment must not be subject to disclosure restrictions under trade secret regulations; and, drilling companies must provide comprehensive data to the state on the health effects of the chemicals used.
June 2, 2014
Dr. Alan Lockwood on Coal
A radio interview with PSR Board Member Dr. Alan Lockwood on the public health impacts of coal.
Source: Jeff Santos Show
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
May 29, 2014
Medical groups, experts call on 3 to 5 year New York fracking moratorium
PSR Hudson-Mohawk and other groups called on Governor Andrew Cuomo to issue a moratorium on fracking in the state, citing health concerns.
May 27, 2014
Interview with Steven Starr
A radio interview with PSR's Steven Starr on the global consequences of nuclear war.
Source: The John Batchelor Show
May 24, 2014
UPF a massive investment for … what, exactly?
A letter to the editor from Western North Carolina PSR member Robert F. Howarth.
Source: Asheville Citizen-Times
May 22, 2014
WPSR Welcomes New Executive Director
The Board of Directors of WPSR is very pleased to welcome its new executive director, Laura Skelton, and to introduce her to our members and to the community.
May 16, 2014
The Nuclear Zero Lawsuits: Who will speak for the people?
An op-ed on the Marshall Islands lawsuit by PSR-Los Angeles Board Member Dr. Robert Dodge and Nobel Laureate Jody Williams.
Source: The Hill
May 13, 2014
EPA rules can help protect children
An op-ed from PSR's Dr. Lynn Ringenberg on new emissions standards for coal-fired power plants.
Source: The Tallahassee Democrat
May 12, 2014
Nuclear Energy Is Not a Solution for Global Warming
PSR member and climate scientist Alan Robock lays out the reasons to work for clean, safe energy, not nuclear power.
Source: Huffington Post
May 8, 2014
Debating the Merits of Nuclear Power
A letter to the editor from PSR's Drs. Catherine Thomasson and Ira Helfand.
Source: New York Times
May 4, 2014
Ukraine crisis puts focus on danger of nuclear war
An op-ed from PSR Board Member Dr. Ira Helfand.
Source: Des Moines Register
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
April 27, 2014
Dr. Ira Helfand Interview by Dr. Khalid
Programe MUFAHMAT for Global TV Washington DC
Source: Global TV
April 24, 2014
6 Reasons to Know About Hanford's Nuclear Waste
Source: KOIN 6 News