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  • April 16, 2010
    Lawmakers Seek to Move Quickly on New Toxics Bill, but Challenges Remain

    House and Senate Democrats yesterday unveiled landmark chemical policy reforms they are pushing to get passed this year, but that is no sure thing thanks to a dwindling legislative calendar and some key sticking points.

    Source: The New York Times
  • April 15, 2010
    Dr. Bruce Barrett: Strengthen Clean Energy Jobs Act

    PSR Wisconsin's Dr. Bruce Barrett argues for a stronger Clean Energy Jobs Act in this letter to the editor.

    Source: Wisconsin State Journal
  • 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
  • April 15, 2010
    Sen. Lautenberg Introduces Chemicals Reform Bill, Saying Current Regulation 'Is Broken'

    U.S. EPA would be given broad new authorities to target chemicals of concern and to regulate new and existing chemicals under legislation introduced today by Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.).

    Source: The New York Times
  • April 13, 2010
    Don't dismiss evidence of climate change

    A letter to the editor from Harrisburg PSR president James E. Jones, MD on the science behind climate change.

    Source: The Patriot-News (Pennsylvania)
  • April 1, 2010
    The Perils of Plastic

    Chemicals in plastics and other products seem harmless, but mounting evidence links them to health problems -- and Washington lacks the power to protect us.

    Source: Time
  • March 26, 2010
    Clean air and clean jobs

    An op-ed coauthored by Colorado PSR director Roberta Richardson, MD on renewable energy.

    Source: Denver Post
  • March 26, 2010
    Join Us in a Day of Action April 29, 2010

    Join PSR for our Day of Action as we work to protect the environment, secure a nuclear weapons free world and prevent massive nuclear and coal subsidies. Get involved with other physicians, scientists and concerned citizens to ensure a safer, healthier future.

  • March 23, 2010
    Georgetown joins campaign to bring a healthier menu to nation's hospitals

    Lena Brook of PSR San Francisco Bay discusses the health and environmental benefits of Health Care Without Harm's Balanced Meal Challenge.

    Source: Washington Post
  • 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
  • March 4, 2010
    Colorado companies blast Murkowski’s bid to block EPA on greenhouse gases

    PSR Colorado president Dr. Roberta M. Richardson discusses the health hazards of coal and criticizes Senator Lisa Murkowski's proposal that would weaken greenhouse gas regulations.

    Source: The Colorado Independent
  • March 4, 2010
    Hospitals Celebrate National Nutrition Month by Emphasizing Plant-Based Menus

    Lena Brook, Senior Program Associate at San Francisco Bay Area PSR, discusses the health and environmental benefits of providing plant-based foods in hospitals.

    Source: FOX Business
  • March 2, 2010
    And the winner for most toxic chemical is...

    PSR Los Angeles Executive Director Martha Dina Arguello discusses the Toxies, an award ceremony for the most toxic chemicals to bring awareness to the public health dangers they pose.

    Source: Los Angeles Times
  • March 1, 2010
    W.K. Kellogg Foundation Awards $380,000 to Physicians for Social Responsibility

    PSR has been awarded a one year grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to launch the Safe and Healthy Children Initiative; a pilot project which will address pediatric environmental health in migrant and seasonal farmworker children.

  • February 26, 2010
    Toxic towns: People of Mossville 'are like an experiment'

    For decades, Mossville residents have complained about health problems. Many in this predominantly African-American community in southwest Louisiana suspect the 14 chemical plants nearby have played a role in the cancer and other diseases they say have ravaged the area.

    Source: CNN
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