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
November 5, 2015
Portland City Council Adopts Policy Opposing Oil By Rail
The policy opposes all project proposals that would increase crude oil being transported by rail through Portland and Vancouver.
September 2, 2015
Why Northwest Doctors Oppose Oil-by-Rail Development
“An unacceptable threat to human health and safety.” That’s how more than 300 medical professionals are describing plans to build out crude oil-by-rail facilities in the Northwest.
August 24, 2015
A clean power plan for all Americans and Texans
An op-ed co-authored by Texas PSR Board Member Dr. Daniel Hochman.
Source: The Monitor
August 5, 2015
Clean power plan
A letter to the editor from PSR Kansas City member Everett Murphy, MD.
Source: Kansas City Star
August 5, 2015
Health groups praise Obama plan on coal, saying it will save lives
Neurologist Alan Lockwood, a senior scientist with the advocacy group Physicians for Social Responsibility, estimated that coal-fired power plants are linked to 50,000 deaths a year in the USA, and that coal contributes to four of the five leading causes of death -- heart disease, cancer, stroke and chronic respiratory disease.
Source: USA Today
March 1, 2015
The Navajo Generating Station was supposed to improve the lives of the native people living in its shadow, but its only real legacy is the polluted skies over the American Southwest.
Source: National Parks Magazine
February 17, 2015
How Coal Kills
According to Coal's Assault on Human Health, a report by PSR, coal combustion releases mercury, nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide and other substances known to be hazardous to human health.
Source: Scientific American
November 21, 2014
Efficiency standard clears the air, saves cash
A letter to the editor from PSR Arizona's Dr. Barbara Warren on how energy efficiency helps public health and saves money.
Source: Arizona Daily Star
October 17, 2014
Groups sue EPA over failure to reduce air pollution
The complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court in San Francisco, is on behalf of several groups, including the Sierra Club, the Center for Biological Diversity and Physicians for Social Responsibility.
August 5, 2014
Coal ash pollution needs tighter regulation
An op-ed by PSR Board Member Dr. Lynn Ringenberg on the dangers of coal ash.
Source: Sun Sentinel
August 1, 2014
Maine is too smoggy in the summer: It's time to limit power plants' carbon emissions.
Dr. Peter Millard of PSR Maine writes in support of the EPA's new carbon rule in this op-ed.
Source: Bangor Daily News
July 30, 2014
Improving Pittsburgh's Air Quality
A radio interview with PSR's Dr. Alan Lockwood, who says the EPA's new Clean Power Plan will improve air quality and save lives.
July 28, 2014
Why I support the EPA’s Clean Power Plan
An op-ed from Florida PSR President and PSR National President-Elect Dr. Lynn Ringenberg, who is testifying before the EPA on the public health impacts of carbon pollution.
Source: Tampa Tribune
July 27, 2014
Tucsonans Celebrate Recent EPA Haze Rule
A radio interview with PSR Arizona's Dr. Barbara Warren and other local activists on the health impacts of coal pollution in Arizona.