September 28, 2016
Bringing Portland’s Historic City Council Resolution on Fossil Fuels to Fruition
Huge thanks to everyone who helped ensure the passage of Portland's historic City Council Resolution on fossil fuels in November 2015 and who attended the September 13th hearing on Fossil Fuel Amendments that can help bring our model resolution to fruition.
September 27, 2016
Audio: Atlantic Coast Pipeline Sparks Protest in Buckingham
PSR's Barbara Gottlieb spoke out against a proposed natural gas compressor station in Virginia, citing the risk of leaks and explosions.
September 27, 2016
Obama Administration, Big Coal Face Off over Clean Power Plan
"If the exposure to the air pollution caused by burning coal was listed on the death certificate of Americans when they die, it would have easily made it into the top 10 causes of death in the United States," says PSR's Dr. Alan H. Lockwood.
Source: Sierra Club
September 26, 2016
Audio: Climate Change and Your Health
Radio interview with PSR's Dr. Alan Lockwood on how climate change impacts health.
September 26, 2016
Health Professionals Nationwide Support Clean Power Plan as 'Imperative' for Health
Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) salutes the Clean Power Plan as a means to improve and protect human health by reducing carbon emissions, allowing our nation to surge forward with renewable energy, and ensuring cleaner, healthier air today and the well-being of future generations.
August 26, 2016
Medical community calls for carbon emission restrictions
The letter was written by Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility. Tim Whitehouse, executive director of that chapter of PSR, said changing the reduction to 5 percent would make a "significant reduction in greenhouse gases."
Source: Frederick News-Post
August 25, 2016
Obama Administration Sued to Protect Climate, Public Lands from Drilling and Fracking
WildEarth Guardians and Physicians for Social Responsibility today filed a landmark federal lawsuit to defend our climate, our health, and American public lands from widespread oil and gas leasing, drilling, and fracking.
August 16, 2016
Climate change, Zika and the threat to our children
Op-ed from PSR President Dr. Lynn Ringenberg.
Source: Tampa Bay Times
August 15, 2016
Portland Takes Step Towards Implementing Fossil Fuel Infrastructure Ban
The City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability released a new draft of proposed changes to the City’s code that are meant to implement Portland’s landmark fossil fuel policy, passed nine months ago.
July 10, 2016
Building Resilient Communities
Radio interview with PSR Arizona's Dr. Barb Warren and Gene Einfrank on how neighborhoods can band together to adapt to climate change and survive heat waves and power outages.
Source: KXCI Community Radio
July 5, 2016
Tucson must adapt to survive hot trail ahead
PSR Arizona's Dr. Barbara Warren discusses the need for community resilience in response to heat waves.
Source: Arizona Daily Star
July 1, 2016
Western North Carolina circa 2016 - the heat is on
Op-ed by Western North Carolina PSR member Brita Larsen Clark.
Source: Asheville Citizen-Times
June 21, 2016
Climate Change Is the Nation's Biggest Health Crisis. Why Aren't We Committed to Finding a Cure?
An op-ed by PSR activist Richard Clapp.
June 14, 2016
Portland City, County Leaders Call On Governor To Help Stop Oil Trains
Leaders from the City of Portland, Multnomah County and Columbia River tribes speak out in opposition to oil trains and the proposed oil terminal in Vancouver.
June 4, 2016
Health Effects of Crude Oil
If you were exposed to the toxic plume of smoke from the oil train fire in Mosier and you are not feeling well, Oregon PSR urges you to seek immediate medical attention.
May 17, 2016
Local foes protest 'bomb trains'
PSR New York Board Member Dr. Barton Schoenfeld spoke at a rally protesting trains carrying fracked crude oil through Albany.
May 12, 2016
PSR Applauds New Methane Standards, Calls Them a First Step Towards Needed Controls on All Wells
Today's announcement represents an important step towards protecting our communities from hazardous oil and gas industry emissions and more climate change acceleration.
May 11, 2016
An Historic Victory! Cherry Point Terminal Denied
The Army Corps of Engineers says no to coal & yes to tribal treaties
May 9, 2016
After months of pressure, the Gates Foundation recently sold $178 million of BP stock
The Gates Foundation has now sold most of its fossil fuel stock after pressure from the Gates Divest campaign, including letters from Washington PSR on the health impacts of climate change.
Source: Investor Ideas
April 27, 2016
Taste for Change: A celebration of food, climate, and environment