August 1, 2014
Maine is too smoggy in the summer: It's time to limit power plants' carbon emissions.
Dr. Peter Millard of PSR Maine writes in support of the EPA's new carbon rule in this op-ed.
Source: Bangor Daily News
July 31, 2014
Retired Coal Miner to EPA: "We're Dying, Literally Dying, for you To Help Us"
Dr. Poune Saberi discusses the ways natural gas production impacts human health.
Source: Think Progress
July 30, 2014
Improving Pittsburgh's Air Quality
A radio interview with PSR's Dr. Alan Lockwood, who says the EPA's new Clean Power Plan will improve air quality and save lives.
July 28, 2014
Why I support the EPA’s Clean Power Plan
An op-ed from Florida PSR President and PSR National President-Elect Dr. Lynn Ringenberg, who is testifying before the EPA on the public health impacts of carbon pollution.
Source: Tampa Tribune
July 27, 2014
Tucsonans Celebrate Recent EPA Haze Rule
A radio interview with PSR Arizona's Dr. Barbara Warren and other local activists on the health impacts of coal pollution in Arizona.
June 28, 2014
Strong EPA rule needed to cut greenhouse gases
A letter to the editor from PSR member Lisa Iannucci on the need for a strong carbon rule from the EPA.
Source: Ashbury Park Press
June 2, 2014
Dr. Alan Lockwood on Coal
A radio interview with PSR Board Member Dr. Alan Lockwood on the public health impacts of coal.
Source: Jeff Santos Show
June 2, 2014
The Fight Against Climate Change Defines Our Future
An op-ed from PSR's Dr. Alan Lockwood on the importance of fighting climate change. Vote for Dr. Lockwood's piece in the Debate Club.
Source: US News & World Report
May 13, 2014
EPA rules can help protect children
An op-ed from PSR's Dr. Lynn Ringenberg on new emissions standards for coal-fired power plants.
Source: The Tallahassee Democrat
May 12, 2014
Nuclear Energy Is Not a Solution for Global Warming
PSR member and climate scientist Alan Robock lays out the reasons to work for clean, safe energy, not nuclear power.
Source: Huffington Post
April 29, 2014
David vs. Goliath: A tiny tribe takes on big energy
PSR's Barb Gottlieb on the dangerous toxins found in coal ash.
Source: Al Jazeera America
April 22, 2014
U.S. Urged to Tackle Lead in Aviation Gasoline
"We already know there’s no safe threshold for lead exposure, and we also know that lead is toxic and a possible carcinogen even at low levels, leading to brain damage and learning disabilities," Kathy Attar, toxics program manager with Physicians for Social Responsibility, a consumer protection group, told IPS.
Source: Inter Press Service
April 22, 2014
Earth Day Op-Eds from PSR members
A round up of letters to the editor in newspapers around the country from PSR members, activists, and leaders.
April 22, 2014
Act on Earth Day
An op-ed urging action on the environment, by PSR Philadelphia Executive Director Cherie Eichholz.
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
April 19, 2014
Climate change threatens disaster
A letter to the editor on the need for action on climate change, by PSR Arizona's Timothy Lohman.
Source: Arizona Daily Star
April 18, 2014
Work to protect the environment
A letter on what we can do to help the environment, by Cindy Nguyen, Thanhnga Doan, Manjari Pedapudi, Camille Imbo and Jennifer Le, Student Physicians for Social Responsibility, USF College of Medicine.
Source: Tampa Bay Times
April 17, 2014
PSR-initiated fracking bill lauded: "Fracking chemicals should be disclosed"
PSR-Chesapeake helped launch legislation in Maryland to allow health professionals to learn what chemicals are used in hydraulic fracturing. A Maryland newspaper penned a highly supportive editorial.
Source: Frederick News-Post
April 16, 2014
Keeping the Lake Safe
A letter to the editor by Chicago PSR's Dr. Sarah Lovinger and PSR Michigan's Stephanie Dernek.
Source: Chicago Tribune
March 21, 2014
Impact of smoky coal
PSR board member Alan Lockwood, MD was interviewed recently by an Irish radio station on the health effects of burning coal. The interview was requested by Irish Asthma Society.
Source: The Last Word with Matt Cooper
March 12, 2014
House panel supports Keystone XL pipeline
Florida PSR steering committee member Dr. Ron Saff testified against HB 281, which would encourage the president to give approval to the pipeline project. Dr. Saff said, "We should decrease our addiction to oil, not increase it with the Keystone pipeline."
Source: The Florida Current