November 1, 2011
Coal Ash Spill in Wisconsin
The coal ash spill in southeastern Wisconsin that poured heavy metals and toxicants into Lake Michigan poses potentially serious health risks to the communities in the area.
October 25, 2011
Hundreds Gather in Seattle for Healthy Hospital Food Conference
"I think this is the most energized and inspiring group of people I have been around," said Lucia Sayre, co-chair of the HFHC program and Co-Director, Bay Area Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility.
Source: The Sacramento Bee
October 23, 2011
Protect the children from dangerous chemicals
An op-ed by PSR Maine member Dr. Paul Liebow on the Safe Chemicals Act.
Source: Lewiston Sun-Journal
October 4, 2011
Environmental groups call for State Dept to step aside on oil pipeline from Canada
The request by Friends of the Earth and other environmental groups including PSR was the latest skirmish in a long-running battle over a plan by Calgary-based TransCanada to build a massive pipeline to carry crude oil extracted from tar sands in Alberta to refineries in Texas.
Source: Associated Press
September 28, 2011
If You Can't Breathe, You Can't Work
Executive Director of Physicians for Social Responsibility, Dr. Peter Wilk, related the specific dangers that emanate from particulate matter air pollution.
Source: Huffington Post
September 22, 2011
Runaway TRAIN: Congress launches another attack on clean air
Congress has launched another effort to dismantle the Clean Air Act, a law which has improved America’s air quality for 40 years.
September 21, 2011
Maine family part of Capitol Hill news conference attacking GOP regulatory bills
The news conference is being held by Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Cal., the chairwoman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, and will include public health experts from the American Lung Association and Physicians for Social Responsibility.
Source: The Portland Press Herald
September 9, 2011
The wrong move on ozone emissions
A letter to the editor from PSR board member Dr. Alan Lockwood on President Obama's rejection of new ozone standards.
Source: The Washington Post
September 8, 2011
Proposed health-protective ozone standard is withdrawn
President Obama recently ordered EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to withdraw the EPA’s proposed national ambient air quality standard for ground-level ozone. This order, which ignores the scientific advice of the EPA’s own scientists, will allow ozone concentrations to continue unabated at levels that contribute to thousands of premature deaths and heart attacks each year.
September 7, 2011
A bad decision for our health
A letter to the editor from PSR Sacramento president Dr. Harry Wang.
Source: The Sacramento Bee
August 31, 2011
Toxin-Free Infants and Toddlers Act Passes CA Senate
Executive Director of PSR-LA, Martha Dina Arguello, described the vote as "part of reasserting California's leadership on environmental health protections."
Source: Ms. Magazine
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
August 22, 2011
Going to jail for the environment
An op-ed on tar sands oil co-authored by PSR board member Dr. Cindy Parker.
Source: The Baltimore Sun
August 16, 2011
Doctors Take Aim At Antibiotic Resistance From Factory Farming
Lucia Sayre, co-executive director at the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of PSR, says tapping the power and respect of the medical community can provide the necessary boost to change the food industry.
Source: Huffington Post
August 4, 2011
The Last Mountain - cosponsored by AZ PSR
Sundance Film Festival award winning film about Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining - brought together by the Southern Arizona Green Chamber of Commerce
August 1, 2011
Campaigning for clean air: Pollution places a heavy burden on our health
An op-ed by Dr. Martin Donohoe of Oregon PSR.
Source: The Oregonian
July 27, 2011
PSR Co-Launches “Promise Campaign” to Protect Kids, Families from Air Pollution
PSR joined the League of Women Voters in launching the “Promise Campaign,” a national drive that invites people and organizations to pledge to protect America's children and families from dangerous air pollution and to support policies that safeguard air quality.
July 26, 2011
PSR Co-Launches Clean Air Promise Campaign
Air pollution is damaging America’s health. It is hurting people, and it is killing people.
July 25, 2011
Study ranks air pollution from coal and oil-fired power plants
Pediatrician Dr. Lynn Ringenberg of PSR Tampa Bay discusses the health threats of coal pollution.
Source: Los Angeles Times
July 20, 2011
PSR doctors raise warnings over "Toxic 20" States with Most Toxic Air Pollution from Power Plants
PSR joined with the Natural Resources Defense Council in releasing a study that identifies the states with the most toxic air pollution from oil- and coal-fired power plants.