June 2, 2017
Maine scientists, academics condemn Trump’s decision on climate accord, see consequences for state
The Maine Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility, which represents more than 3,000 health care professionals and health advocates statewide, also issued a statement that warned withdrawal from the Paris accord "threatens human health in Maine."
Source: Portland Press Herald
June 1, 2017
U.S. Withdrawal from Paris Agreement Endangers the Health of American Communities, Says Physicians for Social Responsibility
President Donald Trump announced today that he plans to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement. The Agreement, supported by almost all the countries of the world, including major greenhouse gas emitting countries, would significantly reduce emissions to combat climate change.
May 24, 2017
Physicians for Social Responsibility Denounces Trump Budget
In response to President Trump’s proposed fiscal year 2018 budget, Physicians for Social Responsibility issued the following statement from Executive Director Jeff Carter.
May 10, 2017
Physicians for Social Responsibility Applauds Methane Vote Victory
PSR applauds the U.S. Senate’s vote against a resolution that would have eliminated the Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management (BLM) rule to minimize natural gas waste and emissions on federal and tribal lands.
May 3, 2017
Physicians for Social Responsibility Calls on Congress to Support the Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act of 2017
Today, Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) joined a coalition of 17 organizations to submit nearly 500,000 signatures urging Congress to support H.R. 669 and S. 200, the Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act of 2017.
May 3, 2017
Rep. Jayapal speaks out restrict the first use of nuclear weapons
Rep. Jayapal joined Rep. Lieu and Sen. Markey in affirming that the President should not have sole authority to launch a nuclear war, supported by a petition with nearly 500,000 signatures from across the country.
April 28, 2017
Rep. DelBene introduces legislation for diplomacy in North Korea
Rep. DelBene introduced H.R. 2231, which would establish a Joint Commission on North Korea to pursue multilateral, diplomatic solutions to the current, escalating crisis.
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
Military spending is not way to get value for our tax dollar
Op-ed by Wisconsin PSR's Amy Schulz, RN and Paula Rogge, MD.
Source: The Capital Times
April 15, 2017
A nuclear waste of tax dollars
Op-ed by PSR's Dr. Robert Dodge.
Source: Ventura County Star
March 28, 2017
Stand Up to Oil, Power Past Coal Statement on Trump’s Executive Order to Expand Coal, Oil, and Gas Extraction and Transport
Residents of the Pacific Northwest have long been a bulwark against coal and oil corporations. Today's executive order only strengthens our resolve to protect our region against fossil fuels and transition to clean energy.
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 27, 2017
PSR Responds to UN Ambassador Nikki Haley's Boycott of the UN Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty Negotiations
Today U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley announced the U.S. government refused to join over 100 countries gathering at the United Nations in New York to begin negotiations of the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty.
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.
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 15, 2017
The next war must not happen
Op-ed by PSR member Dr. Stephen Wall.
Source: Smoky Mountain News
December 12, 2016
PSR Statement on Appointment of Scott Pruitt to EPA
Physicians for Social Responsibility strongly opposes the nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to the important role of EPA Administrator.