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  • July 25, 2011
    Pull plug on Crystal River plant

    A letter to the editor from PSR Tampa Bay President Dr. Lynn Ringenberg.

    Source: St. Petersburg Times
  • July 25, 2011
    WPSR 2011 Annual Dinner Wrap Up

    On a special night WPSR honored peace activist Glen Milner, celebrated the lifetime commitment of Dr. Dave Hall, and listened to wise words from Dr. Howie Frumkin, Dean of the University of Washington's School of Public Health. Follow the link to read more and see video and photos from the event.

  • July 23, 2011
    Republican Revolution on Nuclear Weapons?

    Will Republicans, during these debt-ceiling negotiations, do the unthinkable and support cutting defense spending to avoid raising taxes on the uber-wealthy? The answer is yes, as it should be, and there is an answer to their angst, Joel Rubin of Ploughshares Fund writes.

    Source: Politico
  • July 20, 2011
    Study ranks Maryland fifth-worst for power plant pollution, results called misleading

    A new study released by NRDC and PSR ranks Maryland fifth worst in the nation for pollution from coal- and oil-fired power plants.

    Source: Associated Press
  • July 20, 2011
    PSR doctors raise warnings over "Toxic 20" States with Most Toxic Air Pollution from Power Plants

    PSR joined with the Natural Resources Defense Council in releasing a study that identifies the states with the most toxic air pollution from oil- and coal-fired power plants.

  • July 20, 2011
    Report: Florida Third-Dirtiest State for Power Plants

    "Toxins from coal-fired power plants cause cancer," says Dr. Lynn Ringenberg of PSR Tampa Bay.

    Source: WUSF
  • July 19, 2011
    Activists deliver support for EPA mercury rule

    Activists from PSR and other organizations delivered more than 630,000 comments to the US Environmental Protection Agency’s regional office in Boston today to support the agency’s draft rules to significantly curb mercury pollution from coal-fired power plants.

    Source: Boston Globe
  • July 19, 2011
    US nuclear regulators seek public, industry opinions

    PSR and other groups have sent a letter to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission with recommendations for rule adoption on nuclear reactors.

    Source: Reuters
  • July 18, 2011
    L.A. smog: Public health groups file suit against EPA

    The plaintiffs in the suit include Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles, Desert Citizens Against Pollution, Communities for a Better Environment and the Natural Resources Defense Council.

    Source: Los Angeles Times
  • July 13, 2011
    PSR Statement on the Nuclear Regulatory Near-Term Task Force Review of Fukushima Dai-ichi Disaster

    PSR supports many of the recommendations raised by the NRC’s Near-Term Task Force Review, but the report fails to recommend moving spent fuel from packed spent fuel pools to hardened on-site storage.

  • July 6, 2011
    PennEnvironment calls for 62 mpg by 2025

    Dr. Jim Jones, member of Physicians for Social Responsibility, said reducing greenhouse gas emissions is essential to the health of America's next generation.

    Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
  • July 6, 2011
    Toxic Contamination in Offices: New Study Reveals Hidden Chemicals in Dust

    "An outdated California regulation virtually forces manufacturers to put these flame retardant chemicals into foam for products meant for sale in California and elsewhere, even though doing so doesn't prevent fires," explains Ana Mascarenas of PSR-LA.

    Source: The Sacramento Bee
  • July 5, 2011
    Letter to Austin Mayor and City Council Members

    APSR joined voices with other Austin based environmental groups in expressing concern about increased air pollution and development of a Formula One racetrack. Although city council did endorse a Formula One race schedule to begin in 2012, promoters agreed to environmental concessions such as hiring low-emission shuttles to transport spectators to and from Austin.

  • June 30, 2011
    An Ambassador for Peace and Security

    Dr. Robert Dodge, PSR-LA Board Member, talks with Ventura County Reporter about his recent speaker tour in New Hampshire ...

    Source: Ventura County Reporter
  • June 29, 2011
    As fire approaches nuclear lab, health concerns mount

    Residents downwind of a wildfire that is threatening the nation's premier nuclear-weapons laboratory are worried about the potential of a radioactive smoke plume if the flames reach thousands of barrels of waste stored in above-ground tents.

    Source: Huffington Post
  • June 22, 2011
    Phase Out Dirty Coal and Use Clean Technology

    Dr. James Jones, co-chairman of Harrisburg PSR, wrote a letter to the editor at Patriot News, on the hazards of the coal.

    Source: Patriot News
  • June 21, 2011
    PSR’s Safe Energy Presents at Netroots Nation

    Michele Boyd represented PSR at Netroots Nation in Minneapolis on Friday, June 17. She presented along with others in a panel discussion called Dirty Energy: The Fight against Coal, Oil, Natural Gas and Nuclear Power.

  • June 15, 2011
    Doctors Prepare Their Professions to Explain and Treat Climate-Related Symptoms

    "What we have found with our trainings is if clinicians are given more information about these topics....."

    Source: New York Times
  • June 15, 2011
    Fighting City Hall's Nuclear Weapons

    Joe Cirincione, President of Ploughshares Fund, writes on the effort to rally Kansas City residents to stop the construction of a new nuclear weapons facility.

    Source: Huffington Post
  • June 11, 2011
    Dr. Lisa Doggett speaks to UT School of Nursing

    Dr. Lisa Doggett spoke to the University of Texas School of Nursing students about environmental health and how to get involved with the student chapter of PSR.

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  • April 25, 2014
    4th Annual Soul of Medicine Dinner
    Friday, April 25th. Chicago PSR's annual celebration, this year honoring Dr. David Ansell. Free for medical students.