April 22, 2014
U.S. Urged to Tackle Lead in Aviation Gasoline
"We already know there’s no safe threshold for lead exposure, and we also know that lead is toxic and a possible carcinogen even at low levels, leading to brain damage and learning disabilities," Kathy Attar, toxics program manager with Physicians for Social Responsibility, a consumer protection group, told IPS.
Source: Inter Press Service
March 21, 2014
Impact of smoky coal
PSR board member Alan Lockwood, MD was interviewed recently by an Irish radio station on the health effects of burning coal. The interview was requested by Irish Asthma Society.
Source: The Last Word with Matt Cooper
January 21, 2014
Chapter Supports State Efforts on NOx Pollution
Chesapeake PSR supports preliminary draft regulations in Maryland on nitrogen oxide emission limitations from coal-fired power plants that require that these plants operate state-of-the art controls commensurate with historically demonstrated efficiencies.
December 19, 2013
The Curtis Bay incinerator will endanger Marylanders
The students at Benjamin Franklin High School have it right. They have organized against Energy Answers' waste-to-energy incinerator planned for a location within one mile of three schools in Curtis Bay.
Source: Baltimore Sun
December 11, 2013
The Silent Epidemic
Dr. Alan Lockwood, author of The Silent Epidemic, weighs in on the oral arguments that the Supreme Court heard yesterday about the EPA's Cross-State Air Pollution Rule.
Source: MIT Press
November 7, 2013
The EPA Coal War Comes to Dallas
Chris Masey of Texas PSR talks about the health impacts of coal.
Source: Dallas Business Journal
September 27, 2013
EPA made the right move toward cleaner coal plants
A letter to the editor from PSR Harrisburg Co-President Dr. Robert Little.
Source: Patriot News
September 11, 2013
Baltimore Tops in Air Pollution Deaths
Baltimore has a higher rate of premature deaths from air pollution than any other city in the country
August 25, 2013
Air board will start monitoring pollution next to SoCal freeways
This LA Times article quotes Angela Johnson Meszaros of PSR-Los Angeles, which is among the groups that sued the EPA last year to force it to require fine-particle pollution monitoring near Southern California freeways.
Source: Los Angeles Times
May 16, 2013
Omaha Residents Deliver Nearly 1,000 Petitions to Omaha Public Power District
Representatives from Greater Omaha PSR and other organizations testified at the OPPD board meeting, asking for the utility to collaborate on a plan to clean up or phase out the outdated power plant and invest in clean energy.
Source: eNews Park Forest
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
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.