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  • November 6, 2012
    The right question in the wake of Sandy

    An op-ed on climate change from PSR Executive Director Dr. Catherine Thomasson.

    Source: Kansas City Star
  • November 2, 2012
    Air pollution is major public health problem

    An op-ed from PSR member Dr. Jack Westman on the need for clean air.

    Source: The Capital Times
  • October 23, 2012
    Chesapeake PSR Promotes Offshore Wind, Tackles Fracking

    PSR is fighting climate change and promoting clean energy in Maryland. A special partnership between national PSR and the Chesapeake chapter brings a Climate and Health Organizer to the chapter to ramp up recruitment and education of health professionals for advocacy on climate change issues coming up in the state legislature.

  • October 22, 2012
    Petty politics holding up energy efficiency

    An op-ed by PSR Arizona coordinator Dr. Barbara Warren.

    Source: Arizona Daily Star
  • October 22, 2012
    Local impacts of coal exports unacceptable

    An op-ed on the health impacts of transporting coal, written with the help of Oregon PSR.

    Source: Register-Guard
  • October 17, 2012
    Clean Coal Is a Hoax, Mr. President, and You Know It, So Drop It

    Coal mining and burning pollutants contribute to four of the five leading causes of mortality in the U.S., according to the Physicians for Social Responsibility.

    Source: Huffington Post
  • October 8, 2012
    Coal’s Assault on Human Health: Physicians for Social Responsibility analyzes coal

    Alan Lockwood, M.D., is a man with a mission -- to educate the public about the health effects of burning coal.

    Source: The Reader
  • October 5, 2012
    Debates Offer Opportunity to Weigh Candidates’ Positions

    Below is a list of important questions for you to pose to your candidates for public office on the phone, by email, in letters to the editor and at public events. Please keep the list handy.

  • October 5, 2012
    Down to Earth with Dr. Alan Lockwood

    Earthjustice staffer Jessica Knoblauch speaks with PSR board member Dr. Alan Lockwood, a physician and author of the new book, The Silent Epidemic: Coal and the Hidden Threat to Health.

    Source: Earthjustice
  • October 3, 2012
    Rally opposes coal-fired power plan

    "The governor has gotten the message and she has taken a step," said Dr. Mike McCally of Physicians for Social Responsibility.

    Source: Las Cruces Sun-News
  • September 21, 2012
    PSR Raises “Health Voices for Clean Air”

    PSR board member and senior scientist Alan Lockwood, MD FAAN, spoke recently at Michigan’s Green Healthcare Conference as part of PSR’s “Health Voices for Clean Air” fall campaign.

  • September 20, 2012
    Myths And Facts About Coal

    A November 2009 report by Physicians for Social Responsibility said the health consequences of coal "are multiple and have widespread and damaging impact."

    Source: Media Matters for America
  • September 19, 2012
    Popular Children’s Lunch Contains Hidden Danger, Groups Warn

    Some children may be at greater risk from mercury in tuna than previously thought, finds a new study by the Mercury Policy Project.

  • September 19, 2012
    Take tuna off school menus, group says

    A coalition of consumer groups including PSR is recommending the U.S. Department of Agriculture get tuna out of school lunchrooms after tests of canned tuna sold to schools found highly variable levels of mercury, in some cases higher than federal guidelines.

    Source: USA Today
  • September 19, 2012
    Consumer study finds high levels of arsenic in rice products

    Wisconsin Environmental Health Network's (WEHN) Dr. Elizabeth Neary, a pediatrician, says arsenic can harm babies who are still growing.

    Source: WKOW
  • September 17, 2012
    Voters must press both parties to address climate change

    Fortunately, a popular movement to minimize climate change is beginning (for example, see 350.org or Physicians for Social Responsibility), and government has taken some steps to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

    Source: Kennebec Journal
  • September 12, 2012
    Former PSR Board Member to Receive Prestigious Heinz Award

    Teresa Heinz and the Heinz Family Foundation today announced Dr. Richard Joseph Jackson, a pediatrician and public health physician, as a recipient of one of five prestigious Heinz Awards.

  • September 7, 2012
    How the Clean Air Act Has Saved $22 Trillion in Health-Care Costs

    In an excerpt from The Silent Epidemic, neurologist and PSR board member Alan H. Lockwood examines how even if the entire cost of complying with the Clean Air Act were assumed by the federal government, we would still be vastly ahead financially.

    Source: The Atlantic
  • August 22, 2012
    Toxic Coal Blues

    According to Regna Merritt of Oregon Physicians of Social Responsibility, coal creates a substantial number of health risks, from the exposure to people working in coal mines, to the coal dust and diesel emitted along transportation routes, to the air pollution caused by burning the fossil fuel itself.

    Source: The Portland Observer
  • August 17, 2012
    Health Care Community Pushes Back Against Ameren's Attempt To Stall On Emissions Reductions

    Chicago Physicians for Responsibility Executive Director Dr. Sarah Lovinger warned that the potential health implications for residents should not be overshadowed because of economic concerns.

    Source: Progress Illinois
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  • 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.