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
Clean Water Rule is a win for health in Michigan
An op-ed by PSR member Grant Shafer.
Source: Detroit News
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 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
April 12, 2015
Let's embrace clean energy solutions to solve public health problems
An op-ed by Harrisburg PSR's Drs. James E. Jones and Bob Arnold.
Source: The Patriot-News
April 12, 2015
No evidence supports the claim of health damage caused by wind turbines
An op-ed by PSR Board Member Dr. Alan Lockwood.
Source: The Buffalo News
April 9, 2015
Climate effects on health are important to know
A letter to the editor from Arizona PSR's Dr. Barbara Warren.
Source: Arizona Daily Star
April 7, 2015
Nearly 1,000 health professionals call for climate action during National Public Health Week
More heat waves, worse air pollution, and the spread of diseases to new areas are among the growing health threats from climate change, more than 950 health professionals warned in a letter to President Obama today, delivered as part of National Public Health Week.
April 6, 2015
Former Gov. Bob Martinez Receives the T. Terrell Sessums Award
Tampa native and former Florida Governor Bob Martinez was this year’s recipient of the 6th Annual T. Terrell Sessums Award in recognition of his state and community leadership, high standards and environmental stewardship.
March 26, 2015
Health of millions at stake in emissions curb ruling, environmentalists warn
"A fifth of women of child-bearing years have mercury levels in their bodies that we know are not healthy and can cause problems with developing fetuses," said Dr Catherine Thomasson, the executive director of the national lobbying group Physicians for Social Responsibility.
Source: The Guardian
March 1, 2015
The Navajo Generating Station was supposed to improve the lives of the native people living in its shadow, but its only real legacy is the polluted skies over the American Southwest.
Source: National Parks Magazine