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  • January 8, 2013
    Clarion Call to Address Climate Change

    PSR Executive Director Dr. Catherine Thomasson and co-author Katie Preston outline climate change impact in Virginia and urge that "we owe it to our children and grandchildren to act now for their future."

    Source: Roanoke Times
  • January 3, 2013
    24 Groups: NRC Rushing Nuclear "Waste Confidence" Process, Not Satisfying Court-Ordered Requirements

    In documents filed Tuesday with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), a wide range of national and grassroots environmental groups said it would be impossible for the NRC to adequately conduct a court-ordered assessment of the environmental implications of long-term storage of spent nuclear reactor fuel in the two short years the federal agency envisions for the process.

  • January 1, 2013
    At the E.R., Bearing Witness to Gun Violence

    Dr. David H. Newman comments on gun violence from his viewpoint as an emergency room physician.

    Source: New York Times
  • December 30, 2012
    We need more information about pesticides

    PSR Member Dr. Richard L. Humphrey and co-author Dr. Lorne Garrettson call for Maryland to pass the Pesticide Information Act in 2013..

    Source: Baltimore Sun
  • December 20, 2012
    Nuclear Power Plant Flood Risk: Sandy Was Just a Warm Up

    PSR Board President Dr. Andy Kanter comments on emergency preparedness in natural disasters and the added risk from nuclear reactors.

    Source: Tucson Sentinal
  • December 20, 2012
    The Shameful Epidemic

    PSR Board Member Dr. Bill Durston says the epidemic of gun viloence can only be solved by comprehensive gun control.

    Source: Sacramento News and Review
  • December 19, 2012
    Video: PSR Members Inspire, Empower, and Engage

    With your help we are working to reduce the threat of nuclear war, educate the public about the dangers of climate change, demand safe, clean energy, and warn about global consequences of limited nuclear war. So many of you have supported us all year long in so many ways, we made this video for you. Watch to see some of the scenes from our expert tours, testimony, Facebook chats and media outreach.

  • December 15, 2012
    U.S. should reduce its nuclear stockpiles

    PSR/Florida physicians call for reasonable assessment of our national security requirements and a halt to excessive spending on nuclear arsenal.

    Source: Tampa Bay Times
  • December 13, 2012
    Maryland Residents Call for Moratorium on Hydraulic Fracturing of Natural Gas

    PSR co-hosted "Drilling Down: A Conference on Fracking Risks and Action in Maryland," at the University of Baltimore's Langsdale Auditorium. Residents from all over Maryland and parts of Pennsylvania participated for a full day of education on what's at stake with the introduction of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) for the extraction of natural gas to the state of Maryland.

    Source: Metro Business Media
  • December 13, 2012
    Fracking Ban: Future of Upstate New York Decided in 90 Days

    PSR sponsored conference in Maryland noted for focusing on the dangers of the natural gas extraction process.

    Source: Policymic
  • December 12, 2012
    Latest soil tests at Santa Susana Field Lab site shows radioactive material remains

    Denise Duffield, associate director for PSR/LA calls finding "astonishing" and says remediation efforts have failed.

    Source: Daily News - Los Angeles
  • December 10, 2012
    Looking for cuts? Start with nuclear weapons

    An op-ed from six physicians who are members of Physicians for Social Responsibility/Florida.

    Source: Tallahassee Democrat
  • December 5, 2012
    Coal terminal meeting in Boardman draws hundreds

    Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility is asking that air and water quality permits be denied by the state until a health impact assessment is conducted, said Regna Merritt of the group.

    Source: Tri-City Herald
  • December 5, 2012
    Waterkeepers Worldwide Stand Strong Against the Global Impacts of Coal Trafficking

    Coal trains lose up to 3 percent of their load as they pass through cities, towns, farms, ranches and across rivers, lakes and streams. According to Oregon PSR, that can be as much as 500 pounds of coal dust for every 500 miles traveled.

    Source: Huffington Post
  • December 5, 2012
    Bridgeport can lead to coal-free future

    PSR and other groups have spoken to the possible health impacts from burning coal.

    Source: Connecticut Post
  • November 28, 2012
    Toxic Chemicals Linked to Cancer Found in Couches

    "Communities of color and low-income communities are disproportionately impacted by toxic chemicals from many sources," says Ana Mascarenas, with Physicians for Social Responsibility - Los Angeles.

    Source: Sacramento Bee
  • November 27, 2012
    We must eliminate our dependence on coal

    An op-ed by Dr. Robert Little, Co-President of PSR Harrisburg.

    Source: The Patriot-News
  • November 26, 2012
    Radio Interview: The Silent Epidemic with Alan Lockwood

    Radio interview with Dr. Alan Lockwood on Arizona AM radio with the Dr. Don Show.

    Source: Dr. Don Show
  • November 25, 2012
    It's time to get rid of nuclear weapons

    An op-ed from PSR board member Dr. Ira Helfand.

    Source: The Republican
  • November 21, 2012
    Supporting the EPA is Not Enough

    Dr. Alan Lockwood describes the health and economic benefits of the Clean Air Act and how strong regulations that curtail air pollution save lives.

    Source: Huffington Post
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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.