May 8, 2013
Kinder Morgan Decision: A Victory for Public Health
Oregon PSR responds to news of Kinder Morgan decision to cease plans to site a coal export facility at Port Westward (St. Helens) in Columbia County, Oregon
April 21, 2013
Earth is at risk: Unless we change our ways, future generations will inherit a hostile planet
An Earth Day op-ed by PSR board member Dr. Alan Lockwood.
April 8, 2013
National physicians groups tell Nevada governor to abandon the Las Vegas Water Grab to protect public health
Pressure by PSR and Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment helped Utah’s Governor Brian Sandoval make the decision to withdraw support from the Las Vegas/Snake Valley Water Pipeline project and continue to urge Nevada’s Governor Gary Herbert to withdraw support as well.
March 19, 2013
Joel Charles: Carbon fee offers road map for future
Medical student PSR leader calls for a revenue-neutral fee on carbon to make fossil fuel price reflect true cost.
Source: Lacrosse Tribune
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.
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
December 5, 2012
Bridgeport can lead to coal-free future
PSR and other groups have spoken to the possible health impacts from burning coal.
Source: Connecticut Post
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 2, 2012
Air pollution is major public health problem
An op-ed from PSR member Dr. Jack Westman on the need for clean air.
Source: The Capital Times
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
October 5, 2012
Down to Earth with Dr. Alan Lockwood
Earthjustice staffer Jessica Knoblauch speaks with PSR board member Dr. Alan Lockwood, a physician and author of the new book, The Silent Epidemic: Coal and the Hidden Threat to Health.
September 21, 2012
PSR Raises “Health Voices for Clean Air”
PSR board member and senior scientist Alan Lockwood, MD FAAN, spoke recently at Michigan’s Green Healthcare Conference as part of PSR’s “Health Voices for Clean Air” fall campaign.
September 7, 2012
How the Clean Air Act Has Saved $22 Trillion in Health-Care Costs
In an excerpt from The Silent Epidemic, neurologist and PSR board member Alan H. Lockwood examines how even if the entire cost of complying with the Clean Air Act were assumed by the federal government, we would still be vastly ahead financially.
Source: The Atlantic
August 17, 2012
Health Care Community Pushes Back Against Ameren's Attempt To Stall On Emissions Reductions
Chicago Physicians for Responsibility Executive Director Dr. Sarah Lovinger warned that the potential health implications for residents should not be overshadowed because of economic concerns.
Source: Progress Illinois
July 25, 2012
Solution elusive for San Juan Generating Station
Abby Wear, executive director of the New Mexico chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility, said coal particulates are linked to cardiac and respiratory disease. "Coal is an assault on our health," Wear said.
Source: Farmington Daily Times
July 24, 2012
PSR opposes World Bank funding of Kosovo coal plant
PSR recruited 17 distinguished physicians to sign a letter to the World Bank urging it not to finance construction of a new coal-fired power plant in Kosovo.
July 23, 2012
PSR chapters speak out at EPA hearings on particulate matter
PSR chapters on both coasts testified before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently, calling for stricter national air quality standards on toxic particulate matter air pollution.
July 18, 2012
Join fight for cleaner air in EPA proposal
An op-ed from PSR Sacramento President Dr. Harry Wang.
Source: Sacramento Bee
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.