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testified at the OPPD board meeting, asking for the utility to collaborate on a plan to clean up or phase out the outdated power plant and invest in clean energy.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.
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.
April 22, 2013
Protesters Rally Outside DEP Offices On Earth Day To Fight Marcellus Shale Fracking
PSR-Philadelphia board member Walter Tsou, MD MPH, joined protests against hydraulic fracturing, a form of natural gas extraction that exposes nearby residents to toxic gases and fluids.
Source: CBS Philly
April 21, 2013
Earth is at risk: Unless we change our ways, future generations will inherit a hostile planet
An Earth Day op-ed by PSR board member Dr. Alan Lockwood.
April 18, 2013
PSR Takes Action against Toxic Chemicals in Consumer Products
Product labels on commercial products are not required to list hazardous chemicals, so you can’t tell when you should avoid a product to protect your health.
April 14, 2013
Coal Communities Fear 'Fly Ash' Poses Deadly Threat
This article on fly ash from coal cites PSR's report "Coal Ash: The Toxic Threat to Our Health and Environment" on the health effects of coal ash.
April 9, 2013
Fracking bill passes CA Senate committee
A provision protecting trade secrets led PSR Los Angeles, which backed the general principle of regulating fracking, to oppose the legislation.
Source: Sacramento Bee
April 8, 2013
National physicians groups tell Nevada governor to abandon the Las Vegas Water Grab to protect public health
Pressure by PSR and Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment helped Utah’s Governor Brian Sandoval make the decision to withdraw support from the Las Vegas/Snake Valley Water Pipeline project and continue to urge Nevada’s Governor Gary Herbert to withdraw support as well.
March 19, 2013
Joel Charles: Carbon fee offers road map for future
Medical student PSR leader calls for a revenue-neutral fee on carbon to make fossil fuel price reflect true cost.
Source: Lacrosse Tribune
March 19, 2013
Coal damages human health, says N.Y. physician
Alan Lockwood talks to health professionals at Billings Clinic on Monday about the health hazards of coal.
Source: Billings Gazette
March 18, 2013
There’s nothing clean about coal
A letter to the editor from Oregon PSR's Dr. Andy Harris.
February 13, 2013
Maryland’s governor tells state Senate panel offshore wind bill would create hundreds of jobs
Dr. Cindy Parker spoke at the rally on behalf of PSR, saying, “If the climate is allowed to change, we are not going to be able to cure that, we are not going to be able to fix that. The only way is to prevent it.”
Source: Washington Post
February 5, 2013
Climate change bad for health, expert says
PSR board member Andrew Jameton explains the health impacts of climate change.
Source: Omaha World-Herald
January 22, 2013
MLK, Inauguration Day and our shifting awareness
An op-ed from PSR Los Angeles board member Dr. Robert Dodge.
Source: The Herald News
January 8, 2013
Clarion Call to Address Climate Change
PSR Executive Director Dr. Catherine Thomasson and co-author Katie Preston outline climate change impact in Virginia and urge that "we owe it to our children and grandchildren to act now for their future."
Source: Roanoke Times
December 20, 2012
Nuclear Power Plant Flood Risk: Sandy Was Just a Warm Up
PSR Board President Dr. Andy Kanter comments on emergency preparedness in natural disasters and the added risk from nuclear reactors.
Source: Tucson Sentinal
December 13, 2012
Fracking Ban: Future of Upstate New York Decided in 90 Days
PSR sponsored conference in Maryland noted for focusing on the dangers of the natural gas extraction process.