July 1, 2015
EPA must hold polluters accountable
Op-ed by PSR Executive Director Dr. Catherine Thomasson and PSR member Dr. Michael Harbut.
Source: The Detroit News
July 1, 2015
Climate change affects health
A letter to the editor from PSR member Dr. Richard Weiskopf on the importance of addressing climate change.
Source: The Syracuse Post-Standard
June 22, 2015
Video: Insight- Catherine Thomasson of PSR discusses climate change and health
For more on the threat from climate change, CCTV-America spoke to Dr. Catherine Thomasson, Executive Director at Physicians for Social Responsibility.
June 18, 2015
New Report Details Toxic Water Pollution from Power Plants
As the EPA weighs the nation’s first limits on toxic water pollution from power plants -- due in September -- a new report details the damage caused by the wastewater and the need for strong regulations to protect public health.
Source: Environmental Protection
June 17, 2015
Pa.'s drinking water needs Clean Water Rule
An op-ed from PSR member Dr. Alan S. Peterson.
June 11, 2015
Physicians, Sierra Club Take Gov. Hogan to Court for Unlawfully Blocking Clean Air Safeguards
Chesapeake PSR and Sierra Club, represented by Earthjustice, filed suit today asserting that Governor Larry Hogan and the Maryland Division of State Documents unlawfully blocked a new clean air safeguard that would protect Marylanders suffering from asthma and other harmful effects of ozone pollution, commonly known as "smog."
June 11, 2015
Environmental groups sue Md. Gov. Hogan for withdrawing clean-air regulations
The Sierra Club and Chesapeake PSR filed the complaint with the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court, claiming state law requires the administration to publish and enforce the rules because Maryland’s Department of the Environment adopted them Jan. 16.
Source: Washington Post
June 9, 2015
Oil Trains Don't Have to Derail or Explode to Be Hazardous, Doctors Warn
In May, hundreds of doctors, nurses and health-care professionals from PSR called on Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Oregon Gov. Kate Brown to take a stronger position against proposed oil-by-rail shipping terminals in their respective states, in order to insure the health and physical security of families and communities there.
Source: Truth Out
June 4, 2015
Stand Up To Oil coalition statement on the Army Corps of Engineers' decision to conduct environmental review for Vancouver, WA oil terminal
Today the Army Corps made the right decision - to uphold their responsibility to the public and take a hard look at the impacts of the Tesoro Savage oil-by-rail terminal.
June 4, 2015
Clean Water Rule is a win for health in Michigan
An op-ed by PSR member Grant Shafer.
Source: Detroit News
June 3, 2015
How rising carbon is changing seasonal allergies
An op-ed by PSR member Dr. Samantha Ahdoot.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch
May 29, 2015
Video: Climate Change Guide Covered on CBS News
Watch local news coverage of PSR Arizona's Citizen's Climate Guide from News 13 in Tucson.
May 27, 2015
A powerful article about a prison built next to a coal ash/coal slurry dump--and one prisoner's rapid and frightening decline in health. Was coal ash responsible? PSR provided the background information on the toxic substances in coal ash and their possible health consequences for the prison inmates.
Source: International Business Times
May 26, 2015
Clean Water Rule: A Win for Public Health
The release today of the Clean Water Rule (also known as the Waters of the U.S. rule) marks a strong step forward in protecting the streams and wetlands that are the headwaters of drinking water supplies for one in three U.S. residents.
May 11, 2015
Health Professionals Call for Denial of Oil-By-Rail Terminal Permits in Oregon and Washington
Nearly 300 doctors, nurses and other health professionals called on Washington Governor Jay Inslee and Oregon Governor Kate Brown to deny permits for proposed new and expanded oil-by-rail facilities.
April 22, 2015
Physicians, Sierra Club Announce Intent to Take Gov. Hogan to Court for Unlawfully Blocking Clean Air Protections
Chesapeake PSR and Sierra Club, represented by Earthjustice, announced Wednesday that they will hold Governor Hogan, the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and the Maryland Division of State Documents accountable for failing to implement new clean air protections to clean up coal-fired power plants that had been finalized and adopted prior to Gov. Hogan taking office.
April 21, 2015
Philly's Earth Day challenge: Greenest city or energy hub?
An op-ed by PSR Philadelphia's Cherie Eichholz and Teresa Méndez-Quigley.
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
April 19, 2015
Toxics bill fails to put New Jerseyans' health and safety first
An op-ed by PSR member Dr. Aly Cohen.
Source: NJ Environment News
April 15, 2015
Columbia River Threatened by New Oil Refinery and Explosive Oil Trains
The rapid growth of oil trains in the Pacific Northwest now brings a new threat: a proposal for an unprecedented new oil refinery on the Columbia River.
April 13, 2015
Obama is on the right track with the EPA clean power plan
An op-ed from Dr. Robert Little of Harrisburg PSR.
Source: The Patriot-News