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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.

  • 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

    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.

  • 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 16, 2013
    Omaha Residents Deliver Nearly 1,000 Petitions to Omaha Public Power District

    Representatives from Greater Omaha PSR and other organizations testified at the OPPD board meeting, asking for the utility to collaborate on a plan to clean up or phase out the outdated power plant and invest in clean energy.

    Source: eNews Park Forest
  • May 3, 2013
    Video: East Bay Lawmaker Wants Toxics Out of Insulation

    Sarah Janssen, MD, speaking on behalf of NRDC and PSR, discusses the health impact of toxic flame retardants.

    Source: KCBS
  • April 29, 2013
    Video: Widespread Obesity: Are Certain Chemicals Also a Big Contributor?

    Dr. Susan Katz, a retired pediatrician, biochemist, and present Chair of the Environmental Health Work Group of Oregon PSR talks about some of the new research on "obesogens", the specific class of chemicals that appear to promote weight gain in humans and possibly other mammals.

    Source: Huffington Post
  • April 22, 2013
    Florida PSR Concerned over Fracking Legislation

    Florida PSR and the Florida League of Conservation Voters, in honor of Earth Day and respect for our Mother, are bringing attention to the dangers of hydraulic fracturing.

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