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.
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.
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 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
February 2, 2010
Coal Ash Industry Manipulated EPA Data, Ghost-Wrote Agency Reports for a Decade
The coal ash industry manipulated reports and publications about the dangers of coal combustion waste, reports Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). The group stated that the Environmental Protection Agency allowed the multibillon-dollar coal ash industry to have virtually unfettered access to the EPA during the Bush administration and now under President Obama.