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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.