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.
June 2, 2014
The Fight Against Climate Change Defines Our Future
An op-ed from PSR's Dr. Alan Lockwood on the importance of fighting climate change. Vote for Dr. Lockwood's piece in the Debate Club.
Source: US News & World Report
June 2, 2014
Dr. Alan Lockwood on Coal
A radio interview with PSR Board Member Dr. Alan Lockwood on the public health impacts of coal.
Source: Jeff Santos Show
May 13, 2014
EPA rules can help protect children
An op-ed from PSR's Dr. Lynn Ringenberg on new emissions standards for coal-fired power plants.
Source: The Tallahassee Democrat
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
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
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