June 2, 2017
Maine scientists, academics condemn Trump’s decision on climate accord, see consequences for state
The Maine Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility, which represents more than 3,000 health care professionals and health advocates statewide, also issued a statement that warned withdrawal from the Paris accord "threatens human health in Maine."
Source: Portland Press Herald
June 1, 2017
U.S. Withdrawal from Paris Agreement Endangers the Health of American Communities, Says Physicians for Social Responsibility
President Donald Trump announced today that he plans to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement. The Agreement, supported by almost all the countries of the world, including major greenhouse gas emitting countries, would significantly reduce emissions to combat climate change.
June 1, 2017
Portland, Multnomah County set 100% renewable energy goal
The City of Portland and Multnomah County, OR have committed to a goal of meeting 100 percent of community energy needs with renewable power by 2050. This victory is in part due to the hard work of Oregon PSR.
Source: The Oregonian
May 10, 2017
Physicians for Social Responsibility Applauds Methane Vote Victory
PSR applauds the U.S. Senate’s vote against a resolution that would have eliminated the Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management (BLM) rule to minimize natural gas waste and emissions on federal and tribal lands.
May 5, 2017
How can New York lead America's march toward a healthier, clean future?
Letter to the editor from Dr. Barton Scheonfeld of PSR New York.
May 5, 2017
Energy efficiency: First step to slowing climate change
PSR's Barbara Gottlieb writes about how energy efficiency can have a big impact on climate change.
Source: Public Health Newswire
May 1, 2017
Climate Change: A Health Crisis Call to Action
Op-ed from PSR Florida's Dr. Lynn Ringenberg in the newsletter of the Florida College of Emergency Physicians.
Source: Emergency Medicine Pulse
April 30, 2017
Mainers have a right to clean air
Op-ed co-authored by PSR Maine Executive Director Karen D’Andrea.
Source: Sun Journal
April 27, 2017
A Witty March for Science
A letter to the editor from PSR's Dr. Alan Lockwood.
Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer
April 20, 2017
U.S. Congressman Raul Grijalva Joins Climate Advocates in Protecting Public Health, Opposing EPA Budget Cuts
Today, U.S. Representative Raul Grijalva joined climate advocates in speaking out against the Trump Administration’s dirty energy agenda that will negatively impact the health of Arizonans.
April 19, 2017
PSR Statement on Proposed RGGI Caps
PSR statement on new carbon cap levels proposed for the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). The proposed caps don't go far enough in protecting health from harmful air pollution and the effects of climate change.
April 17, 2017
Sending a message that science matters
Op-ed by PSR Philadelphia's Drs. Poune Saberi and Walter Tsou.
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
March 28, 2017
PSR Counters Trump's Attack on Climate Change Protections
PSR vehemently opposes President Trump's Executive Order to roll back the Clean Power Plan and other protections designed to address climate change and protect communities.
March 13, 2017
Audio: Scott Pruitt, Trump's Man at EPA, Doubles Down on Climate Change Denial
Radio interview with PSR Executive Director Jeff Carter on EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's statement that he does not believe carbon dioxide is a "primary contributor" to global warming.
Source: Counterpoint Radio
March 10, 2017
Press Statement on Scott Pruitt's Statement on Global Warming
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt told CNBC yesterday that he does not believe carbon dioxide is a "primary contributor" to global warming.
February 6, 2017
Industry-Backed Congress Members Want to Roll Back Protections Against Dangerous Methane Pollution
Op-ed from PSR's Kathy Attar.
February 4, 2017
Don't roll back methane rules
Letter to the Editor from PSR Maine's Dr. Janis Petzel.
Source: Bangor Daily News
January 11, 2017
Video: Greenhouse gas initiative impacts health in Md.
Chesapeake PSR's Sara Via, PhD, talks about the public health benefits in Maryland from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
January 3, 2017
Statement on Washington DNR Decision to Deny Millennium Bulk Terminal Lease
We ring in the new year with a major victory for the public, with the Northwest once again holding the line against dirty fossil fuels.
December 15, 2016
Distributed solar energy can improve public health in Arizona
Op-ed by PSR Arizona's Dr. Barbara Warren.
Source: Arizona Capitol Times