January 31, 2018
In Memoriam: Dr. Victor W. Sidel, PSR Founding Member
Victor W. Sidel, MD, a visionary medical leader and founding member of Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR), died on January 30, 2018 at his children's home in Greenwood Village, Colorado. Dr. Sidel's 60 years of advocacy invigorated the American medical and public health communities for the cause of peace and nuclear disarmament.
December 5, 2017
American, British, and French Physicians Condemn Their Governments' Protest of the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony
The American, British, and French embassies in Norway announced they will refuse to send top-level diplomats to the Nobel peace prize ceremony in protest of the awardee, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). ICAN received the Nobel peace prize for raising awareness on the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons and achieving the first-ever U.N. treaty that categorically bans such weapons.
October 10, 2017
Physicians Warn Scrapping the Clean Power Plan Could Result in 10,000s of Preventable Deaths and Illnesses
Today, the EPA announced the termination of the Clean Power Plan, the most comprehensive piece of climate change policy on the federal level.
October 6, 2017
International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons Awarded Nobel Peace Prize
The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) was awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize for accomplishing the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. PSR worked with ICAN to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian impacts of nuclear weapons. PSR is an ICAN partner organization that joined civil society efforts spanning 100 countries to advocate for an international ban against nuclear weapons.
August 3, 2017
EPA Drops Illegal Effort to Delay Ozone Protections
In response to legal action by public health, environmental, and community organizations, including PSR, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has dropped its proposed delay of the 2015 ozone standards.
July 12, 2017
Health and Environmental Groups Sue EPA Over Its Delay of Clean Air Protections for Millions
Today, health, environmental and community groups sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to stop the agency’s delay in implementation of the 2015 smog standard.
July 7, 2017
UN Nuclear Ban Treaty Could Heal Broken U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy, Say U.S. Medical Professionals
Despite a misguided boycott by the U.S. and other nuclear-armed countries, today the UN adopted a treaty banning nuclear weapons worldwide.
July 5, 2017
Health Advocates Call Court's Ruling to Regulate Methane a Win for Clean Air and a Healthy Climate
In a win for public health and the climate, the federal appeals court in Washington blocked the Trump administration’s suspension of EPA standards that keep methane and toxic gas pollution from oil and gas wells out of the air we breathe.
June 27, 2017
PSR Statement on Repeal of Clean Water Rule
Clean water is a public health issue for all communities. Today EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced the repeal of the Clean Water Rule.
June 23, 2017
At UN Press Briefing, Experts Explain Why a Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons Is in the Works and What It Could Achieve
At a UN media briefing this week for the United Nations Correspondents Association in New York, nuclear experts and presenters at a UN conference to negotiate a new nuclear ban treaty discussed the current, acute state of nuclear weapons threats, the decline of the post-Cold War nuclear arms regime, and a new initiative led by non-nuclear weapons states to ban nuclear weapons.
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.