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  • January 22, 2014
    Global warming is real; revenue-neutral carbon tax would help

    A letter to the editor from PSR Harrisburg's Dr. James E. Jones.

    Source: The Patriot-News
  • January 21, 2014
    Chapter Supports State Efforts on NOx Pollution

    Chesapeake PSR supports preliminary draft regulations in Maryland on nitrogen oxide emission limitations from coal-fired power plants that require that these plants operate state-of-the art controls commensurate with historically demonstrated efficiencies.

  • 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.

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In the Spotlight

  • July 17, 2014
    Our Best Opportunity to Cut Climate Change
    We need you to take action now! Tell the EPA that its proposed rule to cut carbon pollution from power plants Is vitally important and on the right track – but can be strengthened.