March 17, 2017
Security News and Views ~ March 2017 Edition
Here are this month's top 8 op-eds, news articles, and media hits to keep you informed about what's happening in the universe of nuclear disarmament.
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.
March 7, 2017
Nuclear weapons don't belong in any nation’s arsenal
Letter to the editor from PSR's Dr. Ira Helfand on the need for a ban treaty.
Source: Washington Post
March 3, 2017
Audio: Fossil Fuels and Your Health: Physicians for Social Responsibility Report
Radio interview with PSR's Barbara Gottlieb on health impacts from fossil fuels.
Source: Planet Philadelphia G-Town Radio
March 1, 2017
Madison School District discovers lead in drinking fountains
Interview with PSR Wisconsin's Dr. Beth Neary, a pediatrician, on lead found in local public schools' drinking fountains.
March 1, 2017
Dade City mayor wants Florida-wide fracking ban
Dr. Lynn Ringenberg of Physicians for Social Responsibility says one reason to ban hydraulic fracturing is because because it "can't be done safely."
Source: 88.5 WMNF
February 28, 2017
Pa. has done nothing about lead levels in schools, report says
Philadelphia PSR's Dr. Walter Tsou discusses the health impacts of lead.
Source: Philadelphia Public School Notebook
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 20, 2017
Only way to survive nuclear war is to prevent it
Op-ed by Western North Carolina PSR's Dr. Lewis Patrie.
Source: Asheville Citizen-Times
February 18, 2017
Closing Richland nuclear plant would be a win for ratepayers, study says
A new report commissioned by Oregon PSR shows that renewables could replace the Columbia Generating Station at a lower cost.
Source: The Oregonian
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 16, 2017
Security News and Views ~ February 2017 Edition
Here are this month's top 11 op-eds, news articles, and media hits to keep you informed about what's happening in the universe of nuclear disarmament
February 16, 2017
DuPont settles fluorinated chemical lawsuits
Dr. Richard Clapp, an environmental epidemiologist and former co-chair of the Greater Boston PSR Steering Committee, calls the DuPont settlement "a positive milestone for those in the Parkersburg area."
Source: Chemistry World
February 15, 2017
The next war must not happen
Op-ed by PSR member Dr. Stephen Wall.
Source: Smoky Mountain News
February 13, 2017
Nuclear Arms, in "Very Wrong Hands"
Letters to the Editor from PSR's Dr. Ira Helfand and Dr. Robert Dodge in response to a Times editorial on the danger of unilateral use of nuclear weapons.
Source: New York Times
February 11, 2017
Santa Susana Field Lab broken promises
Op-ed co-authored by PSR's Dr. Robert Dodge on the DOE's failure to clean up a toxic site in California.
February 7, 2017
Two Nobel Prize-winning nuclear experts explain the unlikely reasons why Trump could be our savior
Op-ed co-authored by Dr. James Muller and PSR's Dr. John Pastore on how Trump's presidency could spur support for nuclear disarmament.
February 6, 2017
Industry-Backed Congress Members Want to Roll Back Protections Against Dangerous Methane Pollution
Op-ed from PSR's Kathy Attar.