August 5, 2015
Health groups praise Obama plan on coal, saying it will save lives
Neurologist Alan Lockwood, a senior scientist with the advocacy group Physicians for Social Responsibility, estimated that coal-fired power plants are linked to 50,000 deaths a year in the USA, and that coal contributes to four of the five leading causes of death -- heart disease, cancer, stroke and chronic respiratory disease.
Source: USA Today
August 3, 2015
Climate change is a public health issue
An op-ed by PSR Florida's Dr. Lonnie Draper.
Source: Tallahassee Democrat
July 20, 2015
Solar Installers: Net Metering Limbo is Bad for Business
PSR fights for solid net metering for solar power in Arizona.
Source: Arizona Public Media
July 16, 2015
The importance of clean water
An op-ed by PSR member Janell E. Lundgren, MD. (Subscription required)
Source: Dayton Daily News
July 14, 2015
Protect our water, protect our health
An op-ed from PSR member Bruce D. Snyder, MD, FAAN.
Source: Southwest Journal
July 9, 2015
Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility Launches Campaign Against Fracking Industry Secrets
Today, Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility (Chesapeake PSR) launched a campaign to pressure the oil and gas industry to release important information about the health risks caused by drilling and hydraulic fracturing.
July 1, 2015
Climate change affects health
A letter to the editor from PSR member Dr. Richard Weiskopf on the importance of addressing climate change.
Source: The Syracuse Post-Standard
July 1, 2015
EPA must hold polluters accountable
Op-ed by PSR Executive Director Dr. Catherine Thomasson and PSR member Dr. Michael Harbut.
Source: The Detroit News
June 22, 2015
Video: Insight- Catherine Thomasson of PSR discusses climate change and health
For more on the threat from climate change, CCTV-America spoke to Dr. Catherine Thomasson, Executive Director at Physicians for Social Responsibility.
June 18, 2015
New Report Details Toxic Water Pollution from Power Plants
As the EPA weighs the nation’s first limits on toxic water pollution from power plants -- due in September -- a new report details the damage caused by the wastewater and the need for strong regulations to protect public health.
Source: Environmental Protection
June 17, 2015
Pa.'s drinking water needs Clean Water Rule
An op-ed from PSR member Dr. Alan S. Peterson.
June 11, 2015
Physicians, Sierra Club Take Gov. Hogan to Court for Unlawfully Blocking Clean Air Safeguards
Chesapeake PSR and Sierra Club, represented by Earthjustice, filed suit today asserting that Governor Larry Hogan and the Maryland Division of State Documents unlawfully blocked a new clean air safeguard that would protect Marylanders suffering from asthma and other harmful effects of ozone pollution, commonly known as "smog."
June 11, 2015
Environmental groups sue Md. Gov. Hogan for withdrawing clean-air regulations
The Sierra Club and Chesapeake PSR filed the complaint with the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court, claiming state law requires the administration to publish and enforce the rules because Maryland’s Department of the Environment adopted them Jan. 16.
Source: Washington Post
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.