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.
May 2, 2016
Health Federations Cite Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons in Joint Appeal for Prohibition and Elimination
The leading international federations representing the world’s physicians, public health professionals, and nurses have told a special UN working group that the medical and scientific evidence about the consequences of nuclear weapons requires urgent action to prohibit and eliminate them as "the only course of action commensurate with the existential danger they pose."
April 14, 2016
PSR Urges Clinton Foundation to Divest from ExxonMobil
ExxonMobil is a company that has been fighting efforts to address the climate crisis for over 25 years, deceiving the public to maintain its profits. Foundations that work on climate change such as the Clinton Foundation should divest.
March 11, 2016
PSR Salutes Obama, EPA for Important Steps to Reduce Climate-Polluting Gas Leaks from the Oil and Gas Industry
PSR applauds President Obama for the bilateral agreement between the United States and Canada to limit methane emissions from industrial oil and gas facilities. This agreement will help reduce climate pollution, benefitting the health and safety of people worldwide, while also protecting the health of residents living near oil and gas extraction sites.
March 9, 2016
Fukushima Report: 10,000 Excess Cancers Expected in Japan as a Result of 2011 Reactor Meltdowns, Ongoing Radiation Exposure
Residents of the Fukushima area and the rest of Japan will experience more than 10,000 excess cancer deaths as a result of radiation exposure from the triple-reactor meltdown that took place on March 11, 2011, according to a new report from Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) and International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW).
February 12, 2016
Health Professional Organizations Call on Governors to Continue Advancing the Clean Power Plan for the Health of the Nation
Today the American Lung Association, American Public Health Association, Physicians for Social Responsibility and twenty-eight other health organizations signed an open letter to the nation’s governors, urging them to continue developing their implementation plans for the Clean Power Plan.
January 27, 2016
PSR mourns the passing of past PSR President and IPPNW Co-founder Herbert Leroy Abrams
In 1979, Dr. Herb Abrams, then the chairman of the radiology department at Harvard Medical School, was among a small group of Harvard physicians who began discussing the urgent need for a Soviet-American dialogue on the threat of nuclear war.
January 22, 2016
Department of the Interior proposes new rules to limit methane leakage on federal lands
Physicians for Social Responsibility applauds the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposed new rules to minimize natural gas waste and emissions on federal and tribal lands.
January 6, 2016
Physicians for Social Responsibility condemns North Korean nuclear test
PSR strongly condemns the nuclear test conducted by North Korea on January 6, 2016. Together with our international organization, IPPNW, PSR calls upon North Korea to stop building its nuclear arsenal, and to engage in dialogue to achieve nuclear disarmament.