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  • August 15, 2012
    Hell and High Water

    Harrisburg Chapter Leader, Dr. James E. Jones, on the effects of armospheric CO2 continuing climb

  • August 7, 2012
    Activists Stop Traffic at Navy's West Coast Trident Submarine Base on Hiroshima Anniversary

    Activists representing Physicians for Social Responsibility, Washington Chapter, arrived at Ground Zero on Saturday during the Bike to the Bomb bicycle ride. Bike to the Bomb protests the use of nuclear weapons against the people of Japan, and spotlights the massive nuclear arsenal stored and deployed at Bangor.

    Source: Salem News
  • August 7, 2012
    Remembering, learning from the 67th anniversary of the unthinkable

    A letter to the editor from Iowa PSR's Ron Knief and Maureen McCue.

    Source: Iowa City Press Citizen
  • August 2, 2012
    From Hiroshima to Fukushima: A Nuclear Legacy

    PSR leader Dr. Robert Dodge reminds us, "Our collective ability to effect change is far greater than we realize."

    Source: Ventura County Reporter
  • July 31, 2012
    PSR Addresses Anti-Fracking Rally at U.S. Capitol

    Catherine Thomasson, MD, PSR’s executive director, addressed thousands of people rallying at the U.S. Capitol on July 28 to protest pollution and climate change caused by “fracking.”

  • July 30, 2012
    Columbia Generating Station: Why relicense a nuclear power plant 10 years early?

    In May, 10 years earlier than required, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission extended the license of the Columbia Generating Station, the Northwest's only commercial nuclear power plant, to 2043.

    Source: The Oregonian
  • July 29, 2012
    UI alumna hops on bike to spread the word

    Iowa PSR's Michelle Gin is one of about three dozen activists from around the world set to pedal across Japan in August on a two-week, 300-mile trek that will take her from Nagasaki to Hiroshima in the name of global peace and the end of nuclear proliferation.

    Source: Iowa City Press Citizen
  • July 25, 2012
    Solution elusive for San Juan Generating Station

    Abby Wear, executive director of the New Mexico chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility, said coal particulates are linked to cardiac and respiratory disease. "Coal is an assault on our health," Wear said.

    Source: Farmington Daily Times
  • July 24, 2012
    PSR speaks out against fracking

    PSR’s executive director will be a featured speaker at the first nationwide demonstration to protest the use of hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) in natural gas and oil extraction.

  • July 24, 2012
    PSR opposes World Bank funding of Kosovo coal plant

    PSR recruited 17 distinguished physicians to sign a letter to the World Bank urging it not to finance construction of a new coal-fired power plant in Kosovo.

  • July 23, 2012
    PSR chapters speak out at EPA hearings on particulate matter

    PSR chapters on both coasts testified before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently, calling for stricter national air quality standards on toxic particulate matter air pollution.

  • July 20, 2012
    Radiation Exposure to Marshall Island Residents Is Subject of Documentary

    Nuclear Savage chronicles a community continues to struggle for survival and dignity after exposure to nuclear tests. Donations will be taken to help Marshallese travel to the UN Human Rights Council for human rights hearings.

  • July 18, 2012
    Join fight for cleaner air in EPA proposal

    An op-ed from PSR Sacramento President Dr. Harry Wang.

    Source: Sacramento Bee
  • July 17, 2012
    PSR to World Bank: Consider Health Before Funding Coal

    PSR-affiliated physicians joined with distinguished colleagues from several nations to urge the World Bank to reconsider financing a lignite coal-fired power plant proposed to be built in Kosovo.

  • July 12, 2012
    Groups: U.S. Shares 'Mindset' Behind Japan's Nuclear Disaster

    "American regulators and the federal government should take heed," said Physicians for Social Responsibility Executive Director Catherine Thomasson. "This report should serve as a warning that the U.S. has the same colluding system between industry, regulators and government."

    Source: Environment News Service
  • July 12, 2012
    Groups: Japanese Report on Fukushima Reactor Disaster Is “Real Wake Up” Call for Sleeping U.S. Regulators

    The same underlying “man-made” problems that contribute significantly to the Fukushima reactor disaster in Japan are in place in the United States and require preventative actions that go far beyond the limited steps taken far by the U.S. industry and its regulators, according to five groups commenting today on the English-language version of the official report of the Japanese Parliament’s Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission.

  • July 11, 2012
    Green coalition unveils statewide renewable energy plan

    Maureen McCue, the coordinator for Iowa Physicians for Social Responsibility, said "improving sustainable infrastructure not only makes for a healthier economy, it betters the well-being of Iowans themselves."The Iowa Renewable Energy Jobs 2020 unveiled a new plan Tuesday to fight just that — pushing to create 20,000 jobs and save consumers $1 billion statewide each year in energy costs by the year 2020 through development of renewable energy in Iowa.

    Source: The Daliy Iowan
  • July 10, 2012
    Coalition Calls for Renewable Energy Jobs

    Dr. Maureen McCue, coordinator for the Iowa Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility, said moving to more sustainable energy sources would better the health of Iowans.

    Source: Iowa City Press Citizen
  • July 9, 2012
    Tell Governor Kitzhaber: Consider the Public Health Impacts of Coal Exports

    Oregon PSR is working to prevent the state of Oregon from promoting or facilitating any coal export infrastructure or related transportation in our state.

  • July 5, 2012
    The World Bank's Chance to Clean Up Its Coal Act

    PSR President Dr. Andrew S. Kanter co-authored this piece on the global health impacts of coal.

    Source: Huffington Post
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