January 13, 2014
Oregon PSR Seeks Environmental Health Interns
The Environmental Health Interns will work independently to review the recent literature and prepare a brief paper describing the human health effects of low-dose exposure to selected environmental toxins, probable sources of those exposures and suggested ways to avoid possible contact, especially for pregnant women and children.
December 19, 2013
The Curtis Bay incinerator will endanger Marylanders
The students at Benjamin Franklin High School have it right. They have organized against Energy Answers' waste-to-energy incinerator planned for a location within one mile of three schools in Curtis Bay.
Source: Baltimore Sun
December 11, 2013
The Silent Epidemic
Dr. Alan Lockwood, author of The Silent Epidemic, weighs in on the oral arguments that the Supreme Court heard yesterday about the EPA's Cross-State Air Pollution Rule.
Source: MIT Press
November 22, 2013
Doctors, Public Health Officials Call for Health Impact Assessment on Longview Terminal
Dr. Andy Harris of Oregon PSR said more than 3,000 public comments from health professionals and public health advocates had been submitted to the Army Corps of Engineers, most explicitly requesting a health impact assessment.
Source: The Lund Report
November 13, 2013
Congress Needs to Update Inadequate Toxics Law
Guest Opinion by Oregon PSR Board President Susan Katz, MD.
Source: The Oregonian
November 13, 2013
Congress needs to update inadequate toxics law
Dr. Susan Katz, president of Oregon PSR explains how the chemical safety law needs to be updated.
Source: The Oregonian
November 7, 2013
The EPA Coal War Comes to Dallas
Chris Masey of Texas PSR talks about the health impacts of coal.
Source: Dallas Business Journal
November 1, 2013
Real reform must be health protective
PSR, along with hundreds of other parents, environmentalists and health professionals, gathered at the U.S. Capitol on October 29th for a “stroller brigade” rally for safer chemicals.
October 29, 2013
Doctor Completes Cross-Country Bike Ride Alerting Americans to Health Effects of Climate Change
Wendy Ring M.D., a doctor and member of Physicians for Social Responsibility, pedals into Washington, DC today, successfully completing her four-month cross-country bicycle tour to raise awareness of the health impacts of climate change.
October 1, 2013
Significant Victory on Arsenic in Animal Feed Lawsuit
In the FDA’s response to the petition, to which Oregon PSR was signed on, the agency acknowledged that recent scientific reports on arsenic compounds in animal feed challenged previous assumptions of safety.
September 27, 2013
EPA made the right move toward cleaner coal plants
A letter to the editor from PSR Harrisburg Co-President Dr. Robert Little.
Source: Patriot News
September 24, 2013
Nurses and doctors educate lawmakers on the dangers of chemicals
On Friday, PSR and the American Nurses Association held an informational briefing for US Senators and staff on the health hazards of chemicals in consumer products and the environment.
September 13, 2013
Rally at the Rio
Physicians for Social Responsibility New Mexico was pleased to participate in Rally at the Rio on 3 August, 2013, sponsored by 350.org, and in partnership with numerous environmentally oriented organizations - New Energy Economy, Audubon-NM, Citizens Climate Lobby, Wild Earth Guardians, and more.
August 25, 2013
Air board will start monitoring pollution next to SoCal freeways
This LA Times article quotes Angela Johnson Meszaros of PSR-Los Angeles, which is among the groups that sued the EPA last year to force it to require fine-particle pollution monitoring near Southern California freeways.
Source: Los Angeles Times
August 19, 2013
Natural Gas: The Bridge to Nowhere
PSR board member Dr. Alan Lockwood on the environmental impacts of natural gas and its contribution to climate change.
Source: Huffington Post
July 10, 2013
The courage to act on climate change
PSR Executive Director Dr. Catherine Thomasson co-authored this op-ed on the need for action on climate change.
Source: The Roanoke Times
May 22, 2013
Greens to Corps: 'Comprehensive' coal study a must
PSR is among groups asking for a “single, comprehensive” environmental impact statement on proposed coal terminals in Washington State.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer
May 22, 2013
Prevent Coal Exports--Your Gift to be Doubled!
Energy Foundation will match your donation up to $8000 to our campaign to prevent coal exports through the Pacific Northwest.
May 16, 2013
Omaha Residents Deliver Nearly 1,000 Petitions to Omaha Public Power District
Representatives from Greater Omaha PSR and other organizations testified at the OPPD board meeting, asking for the utility to collaborate on a plan to clean up or phase out the outdated power plant and invest in clean energy.
Source: eNews Park Forest
May 8, 2013
Kinder Morgan Decision: A Victory for Public Health
Oregon PSR responds to news of Kinder Morgan decision to cease plans to site a coal export facility at Port Westward (St. Helens) in Columbia County, Oregon