April 26, 2017
In Memoriam: Steve Gilman, PMP
It is with sadness that we commemorate the passing of PSR Board Member Steve Gilman.
April 26, 2017
In Memoriam: Rich Grady, MD
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
Pennsylvania Medical Society Calls for a Moratorium on New Fracking, State-funded Independent Health Registry
Members of the Protect Pennsylvania: Health Professionals for a Livable Future applaud the Pennsylvania Medical Society for their two-part resolution approved on Sunday, October 23, 2016, which calls for a moratorium on new shale gas extraction using high volume hydraulic fracturing in Pennsylvania, and urges the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to fund an independent health registry and to commission research studies on the health effects of shale gas development ("fracking").
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.
October 18, 2016
Medical and Disaster Experts Investigate Pipeline Construction Next to Indian Point Nuclear Plant: Prompts Strong Call to Immediately Halt Pipeline Construction and Operation
With a sense of utmost urgency, health care professionals, nuclear and disaster experts, public officials and members of the public had a first hand look this morning at the dangerous siting of the 42 inch diameter, high pressure Spectra AIM gas pipeline only 105 feet from vital structures at the aging Indian Point nuclear power plant located near two major earthquake fault lines in the most densely populated region in the nation.
September 26, 2016
Health Professionals Nationwide Support Clean Power Plan as 'Imperative' for Health
Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) salutes the Clean Power Plan as a means to improve and protect human health by reducing carbon emissions, allowing our nation to surge forward with renewable energy, and ensuring cleaner, healthier air today and the well-being of future generations.
August 25, 2016
Obama Administration Sued to Protect Climate, Public Lands from Drilling and Fracking
WildEarth Guardians and Physicians for Social Responsibility today filed a landmark federal lawsuit to defend our climate, our health, and American public lands from widespread oil and gas leasing, drilling, and fracking.
June 8, 2016
EPA Proposes Shocking Thousand-Fold Increase in Radioactivity Allowed in Drinking Water
Yesterday, the U.S. EPA quietly issued proposals to allow radioactive contamination in drinking water at concentrations vastly greater than allowed under the Safe Drinking Water Act.
May 12, 2016
PSR Applauds New Methane Standards, Calls Them a First Step Towards Needed Controls on All Wells
Today's announcement represents an important step towards protecting our communities from hazardous oil and gas industry emissions and more climate change acceleration.