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  • April 22, 2014
    Earth Day Op-Eds from PSR members

    A round up of letters to the editor in newspapers around the country from PSR members, activists, and leaders.

  • April 22, 2014
    Act on Earth Day

    An op-ed urging action on the environment, by PSR Philadelphia Executive Director Cherie Eichholz.

    Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
  • April 22, 2014
    U.S. Urged to Tackle Lead in Aviation Gasoline

    "We already know there’s no safe threshold for lead exposure, and we also know that lead is toxic and a possible carcinogen even at low levels, leading to brain damage and learning disabilities," Kathy Attar, toxics program manager with Physicians for Social Responsibility, a consumer protection group, told IPS.

    Source: Inter Press Service
  • April 19, 2014
    Climate change threatens disaster

    A letter to the editor on the need for action on climate change, by PSR Arizona's Timothy Lohman.

    Source: Arizona Daily Star
  • April 18, 2014
    Work to protect the environment

    A letter on what we can do to help the environment, by Cindy Nguyen, Thanhnga Doan, Manjari Pedapudi, Camille Imbo and Jennifer Le, Student Physicians for Social Responsibility, USF College of Medicine.

    Source: Tampa Bay Times
  • April 17, 2014
    PSR-initiated fracking bill lauded: "Fracking chemicals should be disclosed"

    PSR-Chesapeake helped launch legislation in Maryland to allow health professionals to learn what chemicals are used in hydraulic fracturing. A Maryland newspaper penned a highly supportive editorial.

    Source: Frederick News-Post
  • April 16, 2014
    Keeping the Lake Safe

    A letter to the editor by Chicago PSR's Dr. Sarah Lovinger and PSR Michigan's Stephanie Dernek.

    Source: Chicago Tribune
  • April 11, 2014
    Budgets as Moral Documents: Nuclear Weapons and the Fate of Life as We Know It

    An op-ed by PSR Security Committee member Dr. Robert Dodge.

    Source: Common Dreams
  • March 21, 2014
    Impact of smoky coal

    PSR board member Alan Lockwood, MD was interviewed recently by an Irish radio station on the health effects of burning coal. The interview was requested by Irish Asthma Society.

    Source: The Last Word with Matt Cooper
  • March 13, 2014
    Nuke Plant Incidents Renew Safety Questions

    Chuck Johnson of Oregon and Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility discusses the Columbia Generating Station, a controversial local nuclear plant.

    Source: Eugene Weekly
  • March 12, 2014
    House panel supports Keystone XL pipeline

    Florida PSR steering committee member Dr. Ron Saff testified against HB 281, which would encourage the president to give approval to the pipeline project. Dr. Saff said, "We should decrease our addiction to oil, not increase it with the Keystone pipeline."

    Source: The Florida Current
  • March 7, 2014
    Florida PSR Hosts Fracking Expert

    PSR/Florida sponsored Craig Stevens, Groundswell Rising Community Outreach Coordinator to come to Tallahassee to help us educate members of the legislature on the dangers of hydraulic fracturing.

  • March 6, 2014
    Federal chemical policy reform can protect health and jobs

    An op-ed by PSR Toxics Program manager Kathy Attar and Texas PSR director Chris Masey.

    Source: Houston Chronicle
  • March 3, 2014
    Taking action on climate change

    An op-ed by UI student and Iowa PSR intern Julia Sanabria.

    Source: The Daily Iowan
  • March 3, 2014
    Are Coal Trains Degrading the Air We Breathe? The Answer is Yes.

    During the past week, a paper describing the air quality effects of coal trains lumbering through the Pacific Northwest was accepted for publication.

    Source: Cliff Mass Weather Blog
  • February 18, 2014
    Nuclear Energy a Danger to Health

    Alfred Meyer is a board member of the Nobel Prize-winning or­ganization PSR. He has been traveling around Michigan talking with concerned citizens about the physical and environ­mental dangers associated with nuclear energy.

    Source: Monroe News
  • February 18, 2014
    Can a Hat Trick Reverse Obesity?

    San Francisco Bay Area PSR's Dr. Jeff Ritterman on public policy options to stop obesity.

    Source: Huffington Post
  • February 13, 2014
    Anti-nuclear activist to speak at Western Michigan University as part of Michigan tour

    Calling nuclear energy "clean energy" is a misnomer, said Alfred Meyer, a member of the board of directors of Physicians for Social Responsibility.

    Source: MLive
  • February 13, 2014
    The Costs and Risks of Nuclear Power

    A radio interview with PSR Board Member Alfred Meyer, who is currently on a speaking tour of Michigan, on the costs and risks of nuclear power.

    Source: WMUK
  • February 12, 2014
    Chemical Policy

    A letter to the editor on the need for chemical reform in the U.S. co-authored by Chicago PSR's Dr. Sarah Lovinger.

    Source: Chicago Tribune
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In the Spotlight

  • 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.