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  • Toxin-Free Infants and Toddlers Act Passes CA Senate
    August 31, 2011

    Executive Director of PSR-LA, Martha Dina Arguello, described the vote as "part of reasserting California's leadership on environmental health protections."

    Source: Ms. Magazine
  • Climate Change Committee prepares for the heat
    August 25, 2011

    A profile of Tucson's Climate Change Committee, of which PSR Arizona coordinator Dr. Barbara Warren is a member.

    Source: News 13
  • Going to jail for the environment
    August 22, 2011

    An op-ed on tar sands oil co-authored by PSR board member Dr. Cindy Parker.

    Source: The Baltimore Sun
  • missile_toss WPSR Member in Trident Missile action
    August 18, 2011

    Rev. Anne Hall, longtime WPSR member and past board member was arrested with three others for symbolic action, blocking the road to the Trident Submarine Base at Bangor, WA Aug. 8th. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mm4AMvphv2w

    Source: leonard eiger, todd boyle
  • Doctors Take Aim At Antibiotic Resistance From Factory Farming
    August 16, 2011

    Lucia Sayre, co-executive director at the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of PSR, says tapping the power and respect of the medical community can provide the necessary boost to change the food industry.

    Source: Huffington Post
  • LET’S CREATE A CLEAN ENERGY FUTURE FOR ARIZONA
    August 7, 2011

    Do you know where your electricity comes from? In Tucson, a lot of people don’t really know if you ask them. Actually, the power grid draws electricity from a lot of places. But our own power plant is right here in the South side of our City and it burns coal (in addition to natural gas) to produce electricity. In fact, more than 40% of the electricity in the United States comes from burning coal.

    Source: Tuscon Citizen
  • Health Externalities of Coal
    August 4, 2011

    10 Minute presentation for public Access TV on the human halth effects of coal burning waste and emissions

    Source: Access Tucson
  • Improving Nuclear Safety
    August 2, 2011

    A letter to the editor from PSR Executive Director Dr. Peter Wilk on the need for nuclear reactor safety reforms.

    Source: New York Times
  • Campaigning for clean air: Pollution places a heavy burden on our health
    August 1, 2011

    An op-ed by Dr. Martin Donohoe of Oregon PSR.

    Source: The Oregonian
  • Pull plug on Crystal River plant
    July 25, 2011

    A letter to the editor from PSR Tampa Bay President Dr. Lynn Ringenberg.

    Source: St. Petersburg Times
  • Study ranks air pollution from coal and oil-fired power plants
    July 25, 2011

    Pediatrician Dr. Lynn Ringenberg of PSR Tampa Bay discusses the health threats of coal pollution.

    Source: Los Angeles Times
  • Republican Revolution on Nuclear Weapons?
    July 23, 2011

    Will Republicans, during these debt-ceiling negotiations, do the unthinkable and support cutting defense spending to avoid raising taxes on the uber-wealthy? The answer is yes, as it should be, and there is an answer to their angst, Joel Rubin of Ploughshares Fund writes.

    Source: Politico
  • Study ranks Maryland fifth-worst for power plant pollution, results called misleading
    July 20, 2011

    A new study released by NRDC and PSR ranks Maryland fifth worst in the nation for pollution from coal- and oil-fired power plants.

    Source: Associated Press
  • Report: Florida Third-Dirtiest State for Power Plants
    July 20, 2011

    "Toxins from coal-fired power plants cause cancer," says Dr. Lynn Ringenberg of PSR Tampa Bay.

    Source: WUSF
  • US nuclear regulators seek public, industry opinions
    July 19, 2011

    PSR and other groups have sent a letter to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission with recommendations for rule adoption on nuclear reactors.

    Source: Reuters
  • Activists deliver support for EPA mercury rule
    July 19, 2011

    Activists from PSR and other organizations delivered more than 630,000 comments to the US Environmental Protection Agency’s regional office in Boston today to support the agency’s draft rules to significantly curb mercury pollution from coal-fired power plants.

    Source: Boston Globe
  • L.A. smog: Public health groups file suit against EPA
    July 18, 2011

    The plaintiffs in the suit include Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles, Desert Citizens Against Pollution, Communities for a Better Environment and the Natural Resources Defense Council.

    Source: Los Angeles Times
  • PennEnvironment calls for 62 mpg by 2025
    July 6, 2011

    Dr. Jim Jones, member of Physicians for Social Responsibility, said reducing greenhouse gas emissions is essential to the health of America's next generation.

    Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
  • Toxic Contamination in Offices: New Study Reveals Hidden Chemicals in Dust
    July 6, 2011

    "An outdated California regulation virtually forces manufacturers to put these flame retardant chemicals into foam for products meant for sale in California and elsewhere, even though doing so doesn't prevent fires," explains Ana Mascarenas of PSR-LA.

    Source: The Sacramento Bee
  • Letter to Austin Mayor and City Council Members
    July 5, 2011

    APSR joined voices with other Austin based environmental groups in expressing concern about increased air pollution and development of a Formula One racetrack. Although city council did endorse a Formula One race schedule to begin in 2012, promoters agreed to environmental concessions such as hiring low-emission shuttles to transport spectators to and from Austin.

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  • April 25, 2014
    4th Annual Soul of Medicine Dinner
    Friday, April 25th. Chicago PSR's annual celebration, this year honoring Dr. David Ansell. Free for medical students.