July 3, 2012
Physician Tours Country by Bike to Speak Out Against Climate Change
I am a 56 year old family doctor riding a bicycle across the country to talk with people about the health effects of climate change and why we must quickly replace fossil fuel with clean renewable energy to prevent a public health catastrophe.
June 26, 2012
Progress on Climate Change in Tucson
Three PSR Arizona members have served on the City of Tucson's Climate Change Advisory Committee over the past three years, representing Physicians for Social Responsibility as well as their academic and administrative roles.
April 29, 2012
If We Change Behavior, We Can Influence Climate
A letter to the editor from PSR Harrisburg President Dr. James E. Jones on the need for action on climate change.
Source: The Patriot-News
March 29, 2012
EPA Acts to Reduce Industrial Carbon Pollution from New Power Plants -- A Critical First!
Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) applauds the new standards announced by the Environmental Protection Agency on March 27 to limit industrial carbon pollution from new power plants.
February 17, 2012
PSR: Cost of Wind Power Far Lower Than Cost of Damaging Health Effects From Coal
Moving the U.S. off of polluting, carbon-heavy coal-fired electricity will be much easier when clean, healthy renewable energy sources are in place. To that end, Catherine Thomasson MD, PSR’s new executive director, testified on February 14 in favor of a bill to facilitate development of an off-shore wind farm off the Atlantic coast.
December 28, 2011
Republicans undermining environmental protections
A letter to the editor from PSR board member Dr. Alan Lockwood.
Source: Buffalo News
November 17, 2011
PSR chapters continue to fight coal
PSR chapters continue to make powerful strides to get the U.S. off of coal and onto clean, healthy, renewable energy sources. Just in the past week, PSR activists in Oregon, Iowa and Michigan conducted an impressive series of public events, media visits and Grand Rounds presentations.
November 7, 2011
Keystone XL Pipeline Protest At The White House
PSR Board President Dr. John Rachow, a native Nebraskan and physician in Iowa, is featured talking about the impact of the pipeline on Nebraska.
Source: Huffington Post
November 6, 2011
Pipeline protesters encircle the White House
"Worst of all about the pipeline is it will deepen our dependency on oil, contributing to ever-worsening climate chaos," said Peter Wilk, executive director of Physicians for Social Responsibility.
November 3, 2011
"Monster" greenhouse gas levels seen
The global output of heat-trapping carbon dioxide jumped by the biggest amount on record, the U.S. Department of Energy calculated, a sign of how feeble the world's efforts are at slowing man-made global warming.
Source: CBS News
August 25, 2011
Climate Change Committee prepares for the heat
A profile of Tucson's Climate Change Committee, of which PSR Arizona coordinator Dr. Barbara Warren is a member.
Source: News 13
June 15, 2011
Doctors Prepare Their Professions to Explain and Treat Climate-Related Symptoms
"What we have found with our trainings is if clinicians are given more information about these topics....."
Source: New York Times
June 9, 2011
Time to get our climate-change priorities straight and go solar
Arizona PSR President Dr. Barbara Warren urges the adoption of solar power.
Source: Tucson Citizen
April 7, 2011
Concern Grows About Coal Export Facility Slated for Longview
As the number of coal fired power plants worldwide has increased, so too has the demand for coal. A coal export facility has been proposed for Longview, Washington, and health experts and environmentalists are expressing grave concern.
March 7, 2011
PSR Helps Negotiate Closure of Washington State’s Only Coal Plant
Thanks to a negotiated agreement, Washington State’s only coal-fired power plant is now scheduled to slash its generating capacity in half by 2020 and close entirely by 2025.
February 14, 2011
Chicago Power and Sweet Home: One Step Forward, One Step Back
Chicago PSR was among public health and environmental groups that spoke at a Chicago City Council meeting recently in favor of a proposed Clean Power Ordinance.
Source: Huffington Post
February 10, 2011
Doctors, Nurses Other Health Professionals Urge Congress To Resist Efforts To Weaken The Clean Air Act
PSR Executive Director Dr. Peter Wilk urges Congress to consider the public health impact of pollutants and to protect the Clean Air Act.
Source: Medical News Today
February 9, 2011
Doctors, Nurses, other Health Professionals Urge Congress to Resist Efforts to Weaken the Clean Air Act
Leading public health organizations announced today that 1,882 physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, certified asthma educators and other health and medical professionals from all 50 states and the District of Columbia sent a letter to President Obama, the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives urging them to uphold the protections established in the Clean Air Act.
February 4, 2011
WPSR and others say NO MORE COAL!
A bill introduced Thursday in the state House will protect Washington families from the harmful health effects of burning coal for electricity and help build the economy of the community now hosting the state’s lone coal-burning power plant.
August 4, 2010
EPA Rejects Petitions to Overturn Greenhouse Gases Endangerment Finding
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week denied ten petitions challenging the EPA’s 2009 “Endangerment Finding” that greenhouse gases are a threat to human health as well as to the environment. Petitioners included the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Peabody Energy Company, State of Texas, Commonwealth of Virginia, Competitive Enterprise Institute, and Ohio Coal Association. Many have ties to the coal industry, whether as coal producers, industry fronted think tanks, or large-scale coal consumers. They had sought to discredit the scientific evidence marshaled by the EPA to support its findings.