March 19, 2018
EPA Sued for Removing Independent Scientists from its Advisory Board
Interview with PSR Environment & Health Director Barbara Gottlieb.
Source: The Real News
March 17, 2018
Federal budget poison pills–policy riders risk clean air, public health
Op-ed from PSR members Lauri Costello, MD and Larry Moore, MD.
Source: Durango Herald
January 13, 2018
Massive military spending is immoral
Op-ed co-authored by PSR Wisconsin's Dr. Paula Rogge.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal
January 11, 2018
Trump's EPA cuts are a threat to clean water
Op-ed by PSR member Dr. Janis Petzel.
Source: Bangor Daily News
December 21, 2017
In 'defense of science,' researchers sue EPA over move to overhaul advisory boards
PSR is among groups suing the EPA over a decision to bar grant recipients from serving on advisory boards.
Source: The Washington Post
December 16, 2017
Funding tax cuts with fossil fuel exploration is a deadly formula
Op-ed by PSR Maine's Dr. Paul Potvin.
Source: Portland Press Herald
November 3, 2017
Protect our health by protecting clean water rules
Op-ed by PSR Wisconsin's Drs. Monica Vohmann and Paula Rogge.
Source: The Capital Times
October 26, 2017
Getting the lead out of our skies
Op-ed co-authored by PSR Board Member Dr. Stephen Gilbert.
Source: Environmental Health News
October 10, 2017
Physicians Warn Scrapping the Clean Power Plan Could Result in 10,000s of Preventable Deaths and Illnesses
Today, the EPA announced the termination of the Clean Power Plan, the most comprehensive piece of climate change policy on the federal level.
August 3, 2017
EPA Drops Illegal Effort to Delay Ozone Protections
In response to legal action by public health, environmental, and community organizations, including PSR, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has dropped its proposed delay of the 2015 ozone standards.
August 3, 2017
EPA chief backtracks on delaying rules reducing emissions
In addition to the suit by a group of states led by New York, Pruitt was sued last month by a dozen public health and environmental groups, including the American Lung Association, Physicians for Social Responsibility and the Sierra Club.
Source: Miami Herald
July 12, 2017
Health and Environmental Groups Sue EPA Over Its Delay of Clean Air Protections for Millions
Today, health, environmental and community groups sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to stop the agency’s delay in implementation of the 2015 smog standard.
July 10, 2017
Dozens testify against Trump administration's proposed delay of key methane rule
At the hearing, Barbara Gottlieb, director of environment and health for PSR, told the three-member EPA panel that the scientific community now has multiple peer-reviewed studies that show a statistical association between living near an oil and gas drilling site and severe human health impacts.
July 5, 2017
Health Advocates Call Court's Ruling to Regulate Methane a Win for Clean Air and a Healthy Climate
In a win for public health and the climate, the federal appeals court in Washington blocked the Trump administration’s suspension of EPA standards that keep methane and toxic gas pollution from oil and gas wells out of the air we breathe.
June 27, 2017
PSR Statement on Repeal of Clean Water Rule
Clean water is a public health issue for all communities. Today EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced the repeal of the Clean Water Rule.
June 20, 2017
Health care reform
Op-ed by PSR Arizona's Dr. Eve Shapiro, a pediatrician, on how proposed health care legislation will harm patients.
Source: Arizona Daily Star
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.