May 26, 2015
Clean Water Rule: A Win for Public Health
The release today of the Clean Water Rule (also known as the Waters of the U.S. rule) marks a strong step forward in protecting the streams and wetlands that are the headwaters of drinking water supplies for one in three U.S. residents.
April 7, 2015
Nearly 1,000 health professionals call for climate action during National Public Health Week
More heat waves, worse air pollution, and the spread of diseases to new areas are among the growing health threats from climate change, more than 950 health professionals warned in a letter to President Obama today, delivered as part of National Public Health Week.
March 19, 2015
Doctors group releases startling analysis of the death and destruction inflicted upon Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan from the "War on Terror" in Body Count
On March 19, 2015--the 12th anniversary of the onset of our country’s ill-fated military intervention in Iraq--Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) is releasing the latest edition of Body Count for North American distribution.
February 24, 2015
Keystone Pipeline News--5 Health Reasons to Herald the End of the Keystone Pipeline
Physicians for Social Responsibility applauds President Obama’s decision to veto the congressional bill to advance the Keystone XL pipeline.
January 24, 2014
PSR Mourns an Exceptional Leader
Jeff Patterson, DO, was an indefatigable champion who served Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) and will be sorely missed by all who knew and worked with him.
October 29, 2013
Doctor Completes Cross-Country Bike Ride Alerting Americans to Health Effects of Climate Change
Wendy Ring M.D., a doctor and member of Physicians for Social Responsibility, pedals into Washington, DC today, successfully completing her four-month cross-country bicycle tour to raise awareness of the health impacts of climate change.
October 17, 2013
Doctors Say UN Science Report Systematically Underestimates Health Impact of Fukushima Catastrophe
As physicians concerned with the effects of radioactive fallout on human health and the ecosystem, we have reviewed the upcoming United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) report to the UN General Assembly.
June 19, 2013
Physicians Applaud Progress on Nuclear Security
On Wednesday, President Barack Obama took a meaningful step towards reducing the threat posed by nuclear weapons in his speech by Brandenburg Gate.
June 7, 2013
California Physicians’ Group Lauds San Onofre Shutdown
Today’s decision by Southern California Edison to shut down the crippled San Onofre nuclear power plant is a victory for public health, say California chapters of the Nobel-prize winning organization Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR).
April 8, 2013
National physicians groups tell Nevada governor to abandon the Las Vegas Water Grab to protect public health
Pressure by PSR and Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment helped Utah’s Governor Brian Sandoval make the decision to withdraw support from the Las Vegas/Snake Valley Water Pipeline project and continue to urge Nevada’s Governor Gary Herbert to withdraw support as well.
March 29, 2013
Physicians Support Historic New Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) To Regulate Global Weapons Trade
PSR applauds the UN General Assembly's adoption of the world's first Arms Trade Treaty that has come after years of work and negotiations. We urge the United States to work deliberatively to sign and ratify the treaty.
March 14, 2013
Nobel Peace Laureates Call upon Obama to Help Secure Arms Trade Treaty
As negotiators from around the world head to New York for the final talks on an international Arms Trade Treaty at the United Nations next week, US President Barack Obama must take the lead in securing a strong global Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), a group of 18 Nobel Peace Prize winners said in an open letter delivered to their fellow Laureate at the White House today.
February 12, 2013
Physicians Call for Pragmatic Solutions to End Nuclear Tests Threat
Physicians for Social Responsibility condemns the Democratic Republic of North Korea’s (DPRK) nuclear test detonation. This move will isolate the DPRK and make it increasingly difficult for diplomatic talks to succeed in decreasing tensions within the region.
January 15, 2013
Groups: Nuclear Energy Institute Is Pushing NRC to Shortchange Environmental Review of Long-Term Radioactive Waste Storage
The nuclear industry’s trade association is pushing so hard to get the NRC to do a hurry-up version of a court-ordered environmental impact statement on the long-term storage of nuclear waste that it is even pressuring the federal agency to rely on such unsatisfactory “evidence” as secret reports that the agency has reported as being lost, according to supplemental comments filed today by 24 leading national and grassroots environment groups.
January 3, 2013
24 Groups: NRC Rushing Nuclear "Waste Confidence" Process, Not Satisfying Court-Ordered Requirements
In documents filed Tuesday with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), a wide range of national and grassroots environmental groups said it would be impossible for the NRC to adequately conduct a court-ordered assessment of the environmental implications of long-term storage of spent nuclear reactor fuel in the two short years the federal agency envisions for the process.
September 19, 2012
Popular Children’s Lunch Contains Hidden Danger, Groups Warn
Some children may be at greater risk from mercury in tuna than previously thought, finds a new study by the Mercury Policy Project.
September 12, 2012
Former PSR Board Member to Receive Prestigious Heinz Award
Teresa Heinz and the Heinz Family Foundation today announced Dr. Richard Joseph Jackson, a pediatrician and public health physician, as a recipient of one of five prestigious Heinz Awards.
July 12, 2012
Groups: Japanese Report on Fukushima Reactor Disaster Is “Real Wake Up” Call for Sleeping U.S. Regulators
The same underlying “man-made” problems that contribute significantly to the Fukushima reactor disaster in Japan are in place in the United States and require preventative actions that go far beyond the limited steps taken far by the U.S. industry and its regulators, according to five groups commenting today on the English-language version of the official report of the Japanese Parliament’s Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission.
June 19, 2012
PSR supports the nomination of Allison Macfarlane as chair of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) today announced its endorsement of Dr. Allison Macfarlane as chair of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).
June 6, 2012
140 Community, Public Health and Environmental Groups Demand a Clean Transportation Bill
PSR sent the letter to the Hill and Administration yesterday afternoon on behalf of 140 public interest groups in the 14 Senate conferee states asking for a clean transportation bill, particularly one without a dangerous coal ash amendment.