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  • August 31, 2010
    Coal gunk gets its day

    Dr. Roberta Richardson, president of Colorado PSR, discusses the health impacts of toxic coal ash.

    Source: Denver Post
  • August 26, 2010
    Coal Ash: Menace or Nuisance? Oregonians Can Weigh In

    Oregon PSR President Dr. Catherine Thomasson explains the dangers of coal ash.

    Source: Public News Service
  • July 28, 2010
    PSR supports rigorous regulation of coal ash

    Coal ash, the residue left over after coal is burned, contains some of the world’s deadliest toxics: arsenic, lead, mercury, cadmium, selenium and others. PSR urges its members to submit comments to the Environmental Protection Agency, insisting on strict federal regulation of coal ash disposal sites that now leak deadly toxics into the environment and drinking water.

  • July 11, 2010
    State misses an opportunity with cave-in to coal

    Washington PSR President Steven Gilbert discusses a recent Washington state coal agreement in this op-ed.

    Source: The News Tribune (Washington state)
  • June 24, 2010
    State Deal with Washington Coal Plant a "Huge Disappointment"

    Dr. Steven Gilbert of Washington PSR discusses the health effects of mercury emissions from coal plants.

    Source: Earthjustice
  • May 27, 2010
    Colorado's big carbon spill

    An opinion piece on a Colorado coal plant cites PSR's recent "Coal's Assault on America's Health" report.

    Source: Daily Camera
  • May 6, 2010
    Students to UI: Stop burning coal

    Student PSR and other groups at the University of Iowa are urging the school to stop burning coal at the campus power plant.

    Source: Iowa City Press Citizen
  • May 6, 2010
    Declaration of Clean Energy Independence: We Need a Road Map to a Coal Free Future

    The Physicians for Social Responsibility recently found that coal "contributes to four of the top five causes of mortality in the U.S. and is responsible for increasing the incidence of major diseases."

    Source: Huffington Post
  • April 26, 2010
    Coal, a Silent Killer

    An interview with PSR's Dr. Alan Lockwood on coal's effect on health and the recent "Coal's Assault on Human Health" report, which he authored.

    Source: Tierramérica
  • April 23, 2010
    US Expert In Chile Addresses Negative Health Effects Of Coal-Based Energy

    Greenpeace-Chile has invited Dr. Alan Lockwood to present a recently released report from the Nobel Peace Prize-winning organization Physicians for Social Responsibility about the negative health effects of coal-based energy.

    Source: Santiago Times
  • April 22, 2010
    A reminder

    A letter to the editor on Earth Day quotes PSR's recent "Coal's Assault on Human Health" report.

    Source: Centre Daily Times (Pennsylvania)
  • April 15, 2010
    Cracking Big Coal

    The fight to stop coal brings together the health impacts with the environmental damage to create a serious environmental justice issue. See a profile of that movement in this new article from The Nation.

    Source: The Nation
  • March 17, 2010
    Coal's Toxic Sludge

    It's deadly, it’s America's second-biggest river of industrial waste, and it’s barely regulated. Read Jeff Goodell, noted author of Big Coal, on coal ash.

    Source: Rolling Stone
  • March 16, 2010
    Environmentalists warn Surry coal plant will endanger Hampton Roads

    Kristen Welker-Hood, Environment & Health Program Director for PSR, spoke out against a proposed coal plant in Virginia.

    Source: Daily Press (Virginia)
  • March 15, 2010
    Sleepless in San Francisco: My First Day With the Sierra Club

    Sierra Club executive director Michael Brune references PSR's recent report "Coal's Assault on Human Health" when describing his organization's goal of shutting down coal power.

    Source: Huffington Post
  • March 15, 2010
    PSR calls on OMB to release Proposed EPA rule on coal ash

    PSR met recently with the Office of Management and Budget to urge it to review and release a proposed EPA rule that would tighten up the handling of toxic coal ash.

  • March 14, 2010
    Coal ash and the world according to Mr. Rogers

    An op-ed by Western North Carolina PSR member Richard Fireman, MD on the dangers of coal ash.

    Source: Asheville Citizen-Times
  • March 6, 2010
    Spilled coal ash problem spreading

    More than a year after a Tennessee coal ash spill created one of the worst environmental disasters of its kind in U.S. history, the problem is seeping into several other states.

    Source: Associated Press
  • February 12, 2010
    PSR testifies for stronger ozone limits

    PSR testified before the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently, urging the Agency to tighten the National Ambient Air Quality Standards, NAAQS, for ground-level ozone.

  • February 11, 2010
    Clean Air Advocates Challenge US Senator (Audio)

    PSR member Dr. Stephen Jay criticizes Senator Lisa Murkowski's proposed resolution that would reverse the EPA's position on greenhouse gases.

    Source: 93.1 WIBC Indianapolis
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  • April 25, 2014
    4th Annual Soul of Medicine Dinner
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