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  • October 24, 2014
    Doctors Concerned About Antibiotics in Healthy Livestock

    A new report, Prescription For Change, calls on supermarket chains to stop selling meat raised on antibiotics. PSR-SF joined forces with several other public health groups to voice their concerns about this growing health issue. Ninety-three percent of doctors are concerned about the meat industry practice of using antibiotics on healthy animals for growth promotion and disease prevention, according to a new poll released by Consumer Reports.

    Source: Kansas City InfoZine
  • October 22, 2014
    Fracking could lead to irreversible health effects

    An op-ed co-authored by Chesapeake PSR's Tim Whitehouse.

    Source: Montgomery Gazette
  • October 17, 2014
    Groups sue EPA over failure to reduce air pollution

    The complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court in San Francisco, is on behalf of several groups, including the Sierra Club, the Center for Biological Diversity and Physicians for Social Responsibility.

    Source: KPCC
  • October 14, 2014
    Companies must disclose the public health impact of fracking

    Chesapeake PSR executive director Tim Whitehouse wrote this letter to the editor on how to protect the public from the health impacts of fracking.

    Source: Baltimore Sun
  • October 8, 2014
    Tell Congress to Act on Antibiotics Overuse in Animal Agriculture

    Oregon PSR and Health Care Without Harm are teaming up with Food & Water Watch to press Congress to act on critical legislation that would address the routine/sub-therapeutic use of antibiotics in raising food animals.

  • October 8, 2014
    Why keep spending money on madness?

    A thoughtful response to a recent op-ed by PSR members on nuclear weapons.

    Source: Asheville Citizen-Times
  • October 8, 2014
    Dukeville, NC: Don’t drink the water, locals and activists warn

    PSR's Barbara Gottlieb discusses the carcinogens found in coal ash.

    Source: Al Jazeera America
  • October 3, 2014
    Our luck will run out if we continue to play "MAD" game

    An op-ed from PSR members Dr. Lew Patrie and Robert F. Howarth on the dangers of keeping nuclear weapons on "high alert."

    Source: Asheville Citizen-Times
  • October 1, 2014
    Florida Needs a Health-Protective Energy Policy Plan

    Incoming Board President Dr. Lonnie Draper and Board Member Dr. Ron Saff delivered a letter to Governor Rick Scott asking for his strong leadership in putting together a health-protective energy policy plan for Florida; a plan with emphasis on energy efficiency and renewable energy sources.

  • September 29, 2014
    Meet the New Climate Change Warrior: Your Doctor

    The powerful medical establishment calls on physicians to fight global warming as a new study details its consequences on health.

    Source: Take Part
  • September 21, 2014
    More Than 300,000 March in Manhattan to Demand Action on Climate Change

    “Climate change is a health crisis,” said Catherine Thomasson, executive director of PSR, a principal organizer of the health care hub of the event.

    Source: Take Part
  • September 21, 2014
    NY Climate Change Rally

    During the week of September 21 world leaders will assemble at the U.N. in New York to take up climate change. A massive march is planned for September 21 in NYC.

  • September 18, 2014
    NextGen Climate builds Rick Scott's ark

    Dr. Ron Saff, an allergy and asthma specialist and a member of PSR, warned that the time for talk has already passed as Florida is feeling the effects of human-induced global warming.

    Source: Tampa Bay Times
  • September 15, 2014
    Army Corps Stops Permitting Process for Ambre Energy’s Morrow Pacific Coal Export Terminal

    Decision deals another heavy blow to coal exports in state, continuing a regional trend.

  • September 13, 2014
    Hanford Speaking Series

    WPSR will be giving talks throughout the state about the history of Hanford.

  • September 11, 2014
    Nuclear Power: A Risky Wager for the Northwest

    Given the poor economics and reliability of nuclear projects in the Pacific Northwest it is imperative that citizens and utilities carefully assess the financial costs and safety risks associated with renewed development of nuclear power.

    Source: Crosscut
  • September 7, 2014
    Clean Air and Climate Solutions for a Healthy Oregon

    Oregon PSR Board President Dr. Susan Katz asks "How many more sobering reports and conclusions do we need before decision-makers act to protect public health against the worst impacts of climate change and hold polluters accountable?"

    Source: The Bend Bulletin
  • September 6, 2014
    The Medical Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza

    Spokane, WA. Sept. 6 and 7. Gerri and Bob Haynes will share their experiences from their latest trip to Gaza and take about the upcoming one this fall.

  • September 1, 2014
    Physicians’ Social Responsibility

    An op-ed by PSR Executive Director Catherine Thomasson, MD, on the need for advocacy from doctors.

    Source: American Medical Association Journal of Ethics
  • September 1, 2014
    Peace Luncheon

    Florida PSR held a Peace Luncheon to commemorate the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

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  • July 17, 2014
    Our Best Opportunity to Cut Climate Change
    We need you to take action now! Tell the EPA that its proposed rule to cut carbon pollution from power plants Is vitally important and on the right track – but can be strengthened.