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  • 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 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 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 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 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 5, 2012
    Changes at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission

    The U.S. Senate recently confirmed Dr. Allison MacFarlane to head the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for the remainder of outgoing Chairman Gregory Jaczko’s term.

  • 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
  • July 4, 2012
    Coal trains bring asthma, heart disease

    Letter to the Editor from PSR's Dr. Martin Donohoe.

    Source: The Portland Tribune
  • July 3, 2012
    Physician Tours Country by Bike to Speak Out Against Climate Change

    I am a 56 year old family doctor riding a bicycle across the country to talk with people about the health effects of climate change and why we must quickly replace fossil fuel with clean renewable energy to prevent a public health catastrophe.

  • June 26, 2012
    Progress on Climate Change in Tucson

    Three PSR Arizona members have served on the City of Tucson's Climate Change Advisory Committee over the past three years, representing Physicians for Social Responsibility as well as their academic and administrative roles.

  • June 22, 2012
    Activists gather in Maryland to discuss PSR's recent Nuclear Famine Report and the urgent need for action

    On Sunday, June 17th, Dr. Mohammad Khalid hosted a reception for local activists. PSR's Director of Security Programs David Hart and Executive Director Dr. Catherine Thomasson asked for attendees to support PSR and help to form a local DC Metro Area chapter.

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