Climate change affects health
July 1, 2015
A letter to the editor from PSR member Dr. Richard Weiskopf on the importance of addressing climate change.
Source: The Syracuse Post-Standard
EPA must hold polluters accountable
July 1, 2015
Op-ed by PSR Executive Director Dr. Catherine Thomasson and PSR member Dr. Michael Harbut.
Source: The Detroit News
Climate change biggest global health issue of the 21st century
June 29, 2015
An op-ed from PSR's Dr. Maureen McCue.
Source: Iowa City Press-Citizen
Video: Insight- Catherine Thomasson of PSR discusses climate change and health
June 22, 2015
For more on the threat from climate change, CCTV-America spoke to Dr. Catherine Thomasson, Executive Director at Physicians for Social Responsibility.
Scott Walker should recognize health benefits of Clean Power Plan
June 21, 2015
PSR member Dr. Michele Brogunier's letter to the editor lauds the Clean Power Plan’s benefits: "fewer cardiac deaths, fewer asthma attacks, and fewer premature deaths, to name but a few."
Source: Capital Times
New Report Details Toxic Water Pollution from Power Plants
June 18, 2015
As the EPA weighs the nation’s first limits on toxic water pollution from power plants -- due in September -- a new report details the damage caused by the wastewater and the need for strong regulations to protect public health.
Source: Environmental Protection
Pa.'s drinking water needs Clean Water Rule
June 17, 2015
An op-ed from PSR member Dr. Alan S. Peterson.
Environmental groups sue Md. Gov. Hogan for withdrawing clean-air regulations
June 11, 2015
The Sierra Club and Chesapeake PSR filed the complaint with the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court, claiming state law requires the administration to publish and enforce the rules because Maryland’s Department of the Environment adopted them Jan. 16.
Source: Washington Post
Abolishing Nuclear Arms
June 11, 2015
A letter to the editor from PSR's Dr. Bob Gould.
Source: New York Times
Oil Trains Don't Have to Derail or Explode to Be Hazardous, Doctors Warn
June 9, 2015
In May, hundreds of doctors, nurses and health-care professionals from PSR called on Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Oregon Gov. Kate Brown to take a stronger position against proposed oil-by-rail shipping terminals in their respective states, in order to insure the health and physical security of families and communities there.
Source: Truth Out
Clean Water Rule is a win for health in Michigan
June 4, 2015
An op-ed by PSR member Grant Shafer.
Source: Detroit News
How rising carbon is changing seasonal allergies
June 3, 2015
An op-ed by PSR member Dr. Samantha Ahdoot.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch
May 29, 2015
This Huffington Post piece quotes PSR's Dr. Robert Dodge on nuclear disarmament.
Source: Huffington Post
Video: Climate Change Guide Covered on CBS News
May 29, 2015
Watch local news coverage of PSR Arizona's Citizen's Climate Guide from News 13 in Tucson.
May 27, 2015
A powerful article about a prison built next to a coal ash/coal slurry dump--and one prisoner's rapid and frightening decline in health. Was coal ash responsible? PSR provided the background information on the toxic substances in coal ash and their possible health consequences for the prison inmates.
Source: International Business Times
Shining Light on Health Effects of EPA Power Plan
May 18, 2015
Dr. Catherine Thomasson, executive director of Physicians for Social Responsibility, says the increase in asthma cases isn't just caused by air quality. Warming temperatures and increased CO2 is spurring plants to go on overdrive.
Source: Public New Service
Regulators asked to close Washington nuclear plant until crack in cooling system repaired
May 14, 2015
Oregon PSR on Wednesday petitioned the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to suspend the plant restart until the pipe has been repaired. The group contends the fix is crucial in light of recent seismic studies showing that a major earthquake could cause more ground movement at the plant than designed to withstand.
Source: The Oregonian
Nuclear Hotseat #202: PSR's Nukebusters Film Competition
May 5, 2015
PSR's Martin Fleck and Christine Herrmann talk to the Nuclear Hotseat Podcast about the Nukebusters Short Film Contest. (Interview starts about halfway through.)
Source: Nuclear Hotseat
Philly's Earth Day challenge: Greenest city or energy hub?
April 21, 2015
An op-ed by PSR Philadelphia's Cherie Eichholz and Teresa Méndez-Quigley.
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
Toxics bill fails to put New Jerseyans' health and safety first
April 19, 2015
An op-ed by PSR member Dr. Aly Cohen.
Source: NJ Environment News