September 28, 2016
Bringing Portland’s Historic City Council Resolution on Fossil Fuels to Fruition
Huge thanks to everyone who helped ensure the passage of Portland's historic City Council Resolution on fossil fuels in November 2015 and who attended the September 13th hearing on Fossil Fuel Amendments that can help bring our model resolution to fruition.
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 21, 2016
Cap-and-trade program isn't working for many poor Californians
PSR-Los Angeles member Dr. Caleb VanderVeen explains why cap-and-trade doesn't do enough to protect the public's health from air pollution.
Source: Sacramento Bee
August 15, 2016
Portland Takes Step Towards Implementing Fossil Fuel Infrastructure Ban
The City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability released a new draft of proposed changes to the City’s code that are meant to implement Portland’s landmark fossil fuel policy, passed nine months ago.
June 14, 2016
Portland City, County Leaders Call On Governor To Help Stop Oil Trains
Leaders from the City of Portland, Multnomah County and Columbia River tribes speak out in opposition to oil trains and the proposed oil terminal in Vancouver.
June 10, 2016
Will Congress protect big industry instead of the public's health?
An op-ed on ozone from Laurel Hamilton, PSR-LA health ambassador.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News
June 4, 2016
Health Effects of Crude Oil
If you were exposed to the toxic plume of smoke from the oil train fire in Mosier and you are not feeling well, Oregon PSR urges you to seek immediate medical attention.
May 14, 2016
Ozone poses serious a health threat
A letter to the editor from PSR member Valory Wangler, MD.
Source: Farmington Daily Times
May 11, 2016
An Historic Victory! Cherry Point Terminal Denied
The Army Corps of Engineers says no to coal & yes to tribal treaties
April 20, 2016
Huge Victories for a Healthier World: Spring 2016 Edition of The Folded Crane
Read about some of the tremendous victories our programs are having in the Spring 2016 edition of The Folded Crane.
April 11, 2016
How much longer must Maine be the 'tailpipe of the nation'?
An op-ed on ozone by PSR Maine member Dr. Peter Millard.
Source: Bangor Daily News
April 4, 2016
From Montana to the Coast, Coal Dust Threatens Human Health
A new study shows Bellingham and Longview terminals would harm communities along rail route.
Source: Sightline Institute
March 24, 2016
Ozone rule will protect children
Op-ed from PSR member and pediatrician Dr. Edward Ketyer.
Source: The Almanac
March 10, 2016
Ozone rule will protect York from pollution
An op-ed from PSR Harrisburg President Dr. Robert Little.
Source: York Daily Record
March 2, 2016
Breaking News: Oregon Senate Passes Clean Electricity and Coal Transition Bill
Thanks so much to all Oregon PSR members who called and emailed your elected representatives in support of this important legislation!
February 17, 2016
Portland Heavy Metal Exposure Interim Clinical Update
DEQ detected elevated levels of arsenic and cadmium near Bullseye Glass Company and is concerned about cadmium levels near Uroboros Glass, both in Portland.
Source: Multnomah County Health Department and Oregon Health Authority
January 22, 2016
BLM methane rule will benefit public health through common-sense safeguards
Physicians for Social Responsibility applauds the Bureau of Land Management for undertaking the proposed methane waste rule released today.
January 21, 2016
Multnomah County Passes Unanimous Historic Resolution Opposing Oil Trains and Tesoro Savage Project
County Commissioners stand with the cities of Portland and Vancouver and over 100,000 residents in opposition to the proposed Tesoro Savage oil terminal on the Columbia River
January 5, 2016
Over 1,000 Attend Oil Terminal Hearing in Clark County WA
Overwhelming majority of crowd oppose largest proposed crude oil terminal in North America.
December 4, 2015
Resolutions endanger our health and our future
An op-ed by Western North Carolina PSR's Dr. Lew Patrie.
Source: Asheville Citizen-Times