April 22, 2017
Historians say the March for Science is 'pretty unprecedented'
"The march is pretty unprecedented in terms of the scale and breadth of the scientific community that's involved, and it does recall Physicians for Social Responsibility and various scientific groups against nuclear war in the Reagan era," said Robert Proctor, a professor of the history of science at Stanford University.
Source: Washington Post
April 20, 2017
U.S. Congressman Raul Grijalva Joins Climate Advocates in Protecting Public Health, Opposing EPA Budget Cuts
Today, U.S. Representative Raul Grijalva joined climate advocates in speaking out against the Trump Administration’s dirty energy agenda that will negatively impact the health of Arizonans.
April 19, 2017
Audio: LA to study banning oil production around homes, schools, hospitals and other public places
Martha Dina Argüello, executive director of PSR-Los Angeles, said community activists have moved past fracking and now want to end all oil production in the city entirely. She said LA's stated vision of a sustainable city is incompatible with urban oil development.
Source: 89.3 KPCC
April 19, 2017
PSR Statement on Proposed RGGI Caps
PSR statement on new carbon cap levels proposed for the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). The proposed caps don't go far enough in protecting health from harmful air pollution and the effects of climate change.
April 17, 2017
Sending a message that science matters
Op-ed by PSR Philadelphia's Drs. Poune Saberi and Walter Tsou.
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
April 17, 2017
Despite clear bipartisan support for a ban, the state may be paving the way for fracking
Gynecologist obstetrician and PSR member Deborah Trehy, MD speaks out against fracking in Florida, citing health concerns.
Source: Creative Loafing Tampa
April 5, 2017
Frack no: Energy group travels here to 'protest'
"The health risks of fracking are far too great to Floridians and to our fragile aquifer that gives us our drinking water, supports agriculture and supports tourism," said PSR's Dr. Todd Sack in a statement.
Source: Clay Today
April 5, 2017
Push for fracking ban is no joke
PSR's Dr. Lynn Ringenberg spoke out in favor of a ban on fracking in Florida.
Source: Tampa Bay Times
March 30, 2017
Does fracking violate human rights?: How to Test the Question
This piece on the human rights implications of the impacts of fracking cites PSR's Fracking Compendium.
Source: Center for Humans & Nature
March 28, 2017
PSR Counters Trump's Attack on Climate Change Protections
PSR vehemently opposes President Trump's Executive Order to roll back the Clean Power Plan and other protections designed to address climate change and protect communities.
March 17, 2017
Letter to the Editor from PSR's Dr. Lynn Ringenberg urging support for a ban on fracking in Florida.
Source: Naples Daily News
March 16, 2017
PSR's Statement on Trump Administration's Anti-Health, Anti-American Family Budget Proposal
In response to President Trump's budget proposal, Physicians for Social Responsibility issued the following statement from Executive Director Jeff Carter.
March 13, 2017
Audio: Scott Pruitt, Trump's Man at EPA, Doubles Down on Climate Change Denial
Radio interview with PSR Executive Director Jeff Carter on EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's statement that he does not believe carbon dioxide is a "primary contributor" to global warming.
Source: Counterpoint Radio
March 10, 2017
Press Statement on Scott Pruitt's Statement on Global Warming
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt told CNBC yesterday that he does not believe carbon dioxide is a "primary contributor" to global warming.
March 3, 2017
Audio: Fossil Fuels and Your Health: Physicians for Social Responsibility Report
Radio interview with PSR's Barbara Gottlieb on health impacts from fossil fuels.
Source: Planet Philadelphia G-Town Radio
March 1, 2017
Madison School District discovers lead in drinking fountains
Interview with PSR Wisconsin's Dr. Beth Neary, a pediatrician, on lead found in local public schools' drinking fountains.
February 28, 2017
Pa. has done nothing about lead levels in schools, report says
Philadelphia PSR's Dr. Walter Tsou discusses the health impacts of lead.
Source: Philadelphia Public School Notebook
February 22, 2017
Dangerous new cleanup proposals for Rocketdyne
Op-ed on the DOE's failure to clean up the toxic Santa Susana Field Lab, co-authored by PSR's Dr. Bob Dodge.
Source: VC Reporter
February 17, 2017
Statement on Confirmation of Scott Pruitt to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
The Senate vote to confirm Scott Pruitt as the as head of the Environmental Protection Agency is a profoundly misguided decision that throws into question our government's commitment to clean air, clear water, and, most importantly, to our children's health.
February 16, 2017
DuPont settles fluorinated chemical lawsuits
Dr. Richard Clapp, an environmental epidemiologist and former co-chair of the Greater Boston PSR Steering Committee, calls the DuPont settlement "a positive milestone for those in the Parkersburg area."
Source: Chemistry World