June 15, 2017
Health Advocates Denounce U.S. Boycott of UN Negotiations Banning Nuclear Weapons
Today, as more than 130 nations begin the second round of nuclear ban treaty negotiations at the U.N., the U.S. government continues its misguided boycott. In doing so, the U.S. government once again fails in its basic duty to protect public health.
June 1, 2017
U.S. Withdrawal from Paris Agreement Endangers the Health of American Communities, Says Physicians for Social Responsibility
President Donald Trump announced today that he plans to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement. The Agreement, supported by almost all the countries of the world, including major greenhouse gas emitting countries, would significantly reduce emissions to combat climate change.
May 24, 2017
Physicians for Social Responsibility Denounces Trump Budget
In response to President Trump’s proposed fiscal year 2018 budget, Physicians for Social Responsibility issued the following statement from Executive Director Jeff Carter.
May 10, 2017
Physicians for Social Responsibility Applauds Methane Vote Victory
PSR applauds the U.S. Senate’s vote against a resolution that would have eliminated the Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management (BLM) rule to minimize natural gas waste and emissions on federal and tribal lands.
May 4, 2017
Policy Experts, Scientists, and Religious Leaders: Nuclear Weapons Are an Immoral and Illegitimate Danger
Last week, nuclear weapons policy experts, scientists, and religious leaders gathered at the United States Capitol Visitor Center for the conference titled, "Toward a Fundamental Change in Nuclear Weapons Policy." Sokka Gakkai-USA convened the conference and twenty NGOs and faith-based organizations co-sponsored the event.
May 3, 2017
Physicians for Social Responsibility Calls on Congress to Support the Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act of 2017
Today, Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) joined a coalition of 17 organizations to submit nearly 500,000 signatures urging Congress to support H.R. 669 and S. 200, the Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act of 2017.
April 26, 2017
In Memoriam: Rich Grady, MD
Former PSR Board Member Dr. Richard Grady died on April 25 after a valiant fight with glioblastoma.
April 26, 2017
In Memoriam: Steve Gilman, PMP
It is with sadness that we commemorate the passing of PSR Board Member Steve Gilman.
April 19, 2017
PSR Statement on Proposed RGGI Caps
PSR statement on new carbon cap levels proposed for the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). The proposed caps don't go far enough in protecting health from harmful air pollution and the effects of climate change.
March 28, 2017
PSR Counters Trump's Attack on Climate Change Protections
PSR vehemently opposes President Trump's Executive Order to roll back the Clean Power Plan and other protections designed to address climate change and protect communities.
March 27, 2017
PSR Responds to UN Ambassador Nikki Haley's Boycott of the UN Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty Negotiations
Today U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley announced the U.S. government refused to join over 100 countries gathering at the United Nations in New York to begin negotiations of the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty.
March 16, 2017
PSR's Statement on Trump Administration's Anti-Health, Anti-American Family Budget Proposal
In response to President Trump's budget proposal, Physicians for Social Responsibility issued the following statement from Executive Director Jeff Carter.
March 10, 2017
Press Statement on Scott Pruitt's Statement on Global Warming
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt told CNBC yesterday that he does not believe carbon dioxide is a "primary contributor" to global warming.
February 17, 2017
Statement on Confirmation of Scott Pruitt to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
The Senate vote to confirm Scott Pruitt as the as head of the Environmental Protection Agency is a profoundly misguided decision that throws into question our government's commitment to clean air, clear water, and, most importantly, to our children's health.
December 23, 2016
PSR lauds UN nuclear weapons vote as antidote to toxic nuclear posturing by Trump and Putin
In an historic victory for nuclear disarmament advocates, a large majority of nations voted today in the General Assembly to convene negotiations in 2017 for a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons, leading to their total elimination. Resolution L.41 won by a vote of 113 for, 35 against, with 13 abstentions.
December 12, 2016
PSR Statement on Appointment of Scott Pruitt to EPA
Physicians for Social Responsibility strongly opposes the nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to the important role of EPA Administrator.
December 9, 2016
Jeff Carter Named Executive Director of Physicians for Social Responsibility
Physicians for Social Responsibility has named Jeff Carter as its next Executive Director. Carter, an attorney and nonprofit executive with more than 16 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, will officially begin on January 3, 2016.
December 5, 2016
Health and Environmental Leaders Call on President-Elect Trump to Renounce Hate, Rescind Bannon and Sessions Appointments
Physicians for Social Responsibility in coalition with twenty-five leading environmental organizations spoke out against hate crimes and threats against minority groups in the wake of the Presidential election.
October 28, 2016
PSR applauds historic UN decision to negotiate a nuclear weapons ban treaty
Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) applauded Thursday's historic vote in the United Nations First Committee to convene negotiations in 2017 for a treaty to ban nuclear weapons.
October 26, 2016
EPA Urged to Level the Playing Field for Energy Efficiency in the Clean Power Plan
A diverse alliance is calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to expand incentives for energy efficiency in the Clean Power Plan.