April 4, 2016
From Montana to the Coast, Coal Dust Threatens Human Health
A new study shows Bellingham and Longview terminals would harm communities along rail route.
Source: Sightline Institute
March 11, 2016
PSR Salutes Obama, EPA for Important Steps to Reduce Climate-Polluting Gas Leaks from the Oil and Gas Industry
PSR applauds President Obama for the bilateral agreement between the United States and Canada to limit methane emissions from industrial oil and gas facilities. This agreement will help reduce climate pollution, benefitting the health and safety of people worldwide, while also protecting the health of residents living near oil and gas extraction sites.
March 3, 2016
Maine Voices: High court’s delay of Clean Power Plan an injustice to asthma sufferers
Source: Portland Press Herald
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 12, 2016
Health Professional Organizations Call on Governors to Continue Advancing the Clean Power Plan for the Health of the Nation
Today the American Lung Association, American Public Health Association, Physicians for Social Responsibility and twenty-eight other health organizations signed an open letter to the nation’s governors, urging them to continue developing their implementation plans for the Clean Power Plan.
February 4, 2016
Doctors to Lawmakers: Slow the Rush to Frack
An interview with PSR President Dr. Lynn Ringenberg on a Florida bill that would open the state to more fracking.
Source: Public News Service
January 27, 2016
Fracking puts Floridians' health at risk
A letter to the editor from PSR President Dr. Lynn Ringenberg.
Source: Tampa Bay Times
January 27, 2016
Fracking will endanger our health
An op-ed from PSR President Dr. Lynn Ringenberg.
Source: Tallahassee Democrat
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 22, 2016
Department of the Interior proposes new rules to limit methane leakage on federal lands
Physicians for Social Responsibility applauds the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposed new rules to minimize natural gas waste and emissions on federal and tribal lands.
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 19, 2016
Southwest climate gap: poverty and environmental justice in the US Southwest
This article examines the "climate gap" in the Southwest US (Arizona and New Mexico), referring to the "disproportionate and unequal implications of climate change and climate change mitigation" for "people of color and the poor."
Source: Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability (Payment required)
January 6, 2016
Radio Interview: Climate Change's Effect on Public Health
Chicago PSR board members and director talk with WBEZ radio about Paris, climate change and health.
Source: WBEZ Radio
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 10, 2015
Lifting oil export ban bad for the environment
An op-ed co-authored by PSR Executive Director Dr. Catherine Thomasson.
Source: The Hill
December 7, 2015
Video: Warm weather in December has some thankful, others concerned
Dr. Ira Helfand talks about the climate change implications of unseasonable weather in this video interview with local news channel in Central Massachusetts.
Source: 22 News
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 30, 2015
Delaware Valley residents head to Paris for UN climate talks
PSR board member Dr. Poune Saberi talks about representing PSR at the COP21 climate conference.
November 29, 2015
Rising temperatures threaten our health, environment
As the international climate conference opened in Paris, PSR board member Dr. Alan Lockwood reflected on the health impacts of climate change.
Source: Buffalo News
November 12, 2015
Breaking News: Portland City Council Unanimously Passes Resolution to Oppose New Fossil Fuel Infrastructure
Historic Action Taken By Portland City Council Today to Protect our Health and Climate