July 13, 2017
Mothers, children rally on Capitol Hill for cleaner air
PSR is mentioned in this article about Play-In for Climate Action event we co-sponsored with Moms Clean Air Force this week.
Source: Washington Times
July 12, 2017
Health and Environmental Groups Sue EPA Over Its Delay of Clean Air Protections for Millions
Today, health, environmental and community groups sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to stop the agency’s delay in implementation of the 2015 smog standard.
July 10, 2017
How Abbott made the outdoors less safe for Austin families
Op-ed by Texas PSR's Dr. Elliot J. Trester on Texas Governor Greg Abbott's veto of funding for clean air programs.
Source: Austin American-Statesman
July 5, 2017
Health Advocates Call Court's Ruling to Regulate Methane a Win for Clean Air and a Healthy Climate
In a win for public health and the climate, the federal appeals court in Washington blocked the Trump administration’s suspension of EPA standards that keep methane and toxic gas pollution from oil and gas wells out of the air we breathe.
June 3, 2017
Gov. Baker should strengthen RGGI requirements for carbon cuts
Op-ed on the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative from PSR's Dr. Jim Recht.
Source: New Bedford Standard Times
June 1, 2017
Portland, Multnomah County set 100% renewable energy goal
The City of Portland and Multnomah County, OR have committed to a goal of meeting 100 percent of community energy needs with renewable power by 2050. This victory is in part due to the hard work of Oregon PSR.
Source: The Oregonian
May 5, 2017
How can New York lead America's march toward a healthier, clean future?
Letter to the editor from Dr. Barton Scheonfeld of PSR New York.
April 30, 2017
Mainers have a right to clean air
Op-ed co-authored by PSR Maine Executive Director Karen D’Andrea.
Source: Sun Journal
April 19, 2017
PSR Statement on Proposed RGGI Caps
PSR statement on new carbon cap levels proposed for the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). The proposed caps don't go far enough in protecting health from harmful air pollution and the effects of climate change.
March 28, 2017
Stand Up to Oil, Power Past Coal Statement on Trump’s Executive Order to Expand Coal, Oil, and Gas Extraction and Transport
Residents of the Pacific Northwest have long been a bulwark against coal and oil corporations. Today's executive order only strengthens our resolve to protect our region against fossil fuels and transition to clean energy.
March 1, 2017
Zinke Confirmation Puts Coal Industry in Control of Interior Department
As Congressman, Ryan Zinke pushed dead-end coal export proposals despite unprecedented local, tribal opposition.
February 28, 2017
Public Health Experts Urge Oregon Lawmakers to Reduce Air Pollution From Large-scale Dairy Operations
More than 25 doctors, epidemiologists and health experts, including Oregon PSR members, have called on Oregon legislators to support Senate Bill 197 to establish commonsense measures to limit air pollution from large-scale industrial dairy operations.
January 26, 2017
Appeal of Portland's Fossil Fuel Terminal Ban Sets Up Coalition Duel
A coalition of labor, business and oil industry groups is appealing Portland’s ban on new bulk fossil-fuel terminals, and a coalition of conservation and other activist groups, including Oregon PSR, has stepped up in the city’s defense.
January 11, 2017
Video: Greenhouse gas initiative impacts health in Md.
Chesapeake PSR's Sara Via, PhD, talks about the public health benefits in Maryland from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
January 3, 2017
Statement on Washington DNR Decision to Deny Millennium Bulk Terminal Lease
We ring in the new year with a major victory for the public, with the Northwest once again holding the line against dirty fossil fuels.
December 15, 2016
Distributed solar energy can improve public health in Arizona
Op-ed by PSR Arizona's Dr. Barbara Warren.
Source: Arizona Capitol Times
December 12, 2016
PSR Statement on Appointment of Scott Pruitt to EPA
Physicians for Social Responsibility strongly opposes the nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to the important role of EPA Administrator.
November 24, 2016
Oregon Physicians Oppose Marion County Burning
Oregon PSR and other environmental and public health groups oppose a proposal for Marion County to burn Portland garbage in local incinerators.
November 20, 2016
We must protect Frederick residents from fossil fuel pollution
Op-ed by Chesapeake PSR Executive Director Tim Whitehouse.
Source: Frederick News-Post
November 18, 2016
Portland Curtails New Fossil Fuel Infrastructure
Last year the city passed a resolution to oppose the expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure. The next step was to develop draft rules that are legally enforceable. This has been done, and Council members voted 3-0 to pass the resulting amendments.