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PSR in the News

  • Video: Widespread Obesity: Are Certain Chemicals Also a Big Contributor?
    April 29, 2013

    Dr. Susan Katz, a retired pediatrician, biochemist, and present Chair of the Environmental Health Work Group of Oregon PSR talks about some of the new research on "obesogens", the specific class of chemicals that appear to promote weight gain in humans and possibly other mammals.

    Source: Huffington Post
  • Audio: Political Perspectives
    April 26, 2013

    Radio interview with Oregon PSR leaders and essay contest winners discussing the Particles on the Wall exhibit, which focuses on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.

    Source: KBOO
  • PSR chapters in Oregon and Washington Hire Economist to Evaluate Nuclear Plant
    April 23, 2013

    PSR will be working with economist Robert McCullough to examine the business case for an early retirement of the Columbia Generating Station nuclear power plant.

    Source: Wall Street Journal
  • Protesters Rally Outside DEP Offices On Earth Day To Fight Marcellus Shale Fracking
    April 22, 2013

    PSR-Philadelphia board member Walter Tsou, MD MPH, joined protests against hydraulic fracturing, a form of natural gas extraction that exposes nearby residents to toxic gases and fluids.

    Source: CBS Philly
  • Earth is at risk: Unless we change our ways, future generations will inherit a hostile planet
    April 21, 2013

    An Earth Day op-ed by PSR board member Dr. Alan Lockwood.

  • Coal Communities Fear 'Fly Ash' Poses Deadly Threat
    April 14, 2013

    This article on fly ash from coal cites PSR's report "Coal Ash: The Toxic Threat to Our Health and Environment" on the health effects of coal ash.

    Source: CBN
  • Fracking bill passes CA Senate committee
    April 9, 2013

    A provision protecting trade secrets led PSR Los Angeles, which backed the general principle of regulating fracking, to oppose the legislation.

    Source: Sacramento Bee
  • No end to Nevada’s quest for water
    April 6, 2013

    PSR physicians urge Utah to resist Nevada's attempt to seize water rights warning it could turn "arid western Utah into a dust bowl" and increase particulate pollution endangering residents' health.

    Source: The Salt Lake Tribune
  • The Promise of Prague, Self-Assured Destruction and Taxes
    April 3, 2013

    PSR member Dr. Robert Dodge calls on our nation's leaders to reign in the wasteful spending on nuclear weapons that saps our cities' resources needed for "education, healthcare, infrastructure, energy conservation and development of renewable energy sources."

    Source: Las Vegas Informer
  • Notable Quotables on Gun Violence in Philadelphia
    March 29, 2013

    At a PSR/Philadelphia sponsored event on gun violence prevention, Dr. C. William Schwab made clear the urgent need for action. “We kill more children with guns in America than all the other combined G-20 countries. That’s a terrible thing to say about we the people of the United States.”

    Source: PhillyNow
  • Savanah River Site Not for Spent Fuel
    March 27, 2013

    PSR President Dr. Jeff Patterson and U.S. Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC) find some common ground as both oppose using the Savannah River Site as a storage site for spent nuclear fuel from across the country

    Source: Aiken Standard
  • Joel Charles: Carbon fee offers road map for future
    March 19, 2013

    Medical student PSR leader calls for a revenue-neutral fee on carbon to make fossil fuel price reflect true cost.

    Source: Lacrosse Tribune
  • Coal damages human health, says N.Y. physician
    March 19, 2013

    Alan Lockwood talks to health professionals at Billings Clinic on Monday about the health hazards of coal.

    Source: Billings Gazette
  • There’s nothing clean about coal
    March 18, 2013

    A letter to the editor from Oregon PSR's Dr. Andy Harris.

    Source: Register-Guard
  • Trailblazing Conference Urges Ban on Nukes
    March 10, 2013

    Dr Ira Helfand, author of a recent study on nuclear-induced famine, explained the risk of a billion people dying of starvation following a limited regional use of nuclear weapons.

    Source: In Depth News
  • Navy Vets Say Fukushima Meltdown Made them Sick
    March 10, 2013

    Participating in a New York symposium sponsored by the Helen Caldicott Foundation and PSR, two former Navy sailors testify about their exposure to radiation from Fukushima disaster.

    Source: CBS News
  • Only Safe Bet: Zero Nuclear Weapons
    March 9, 2013

    An op-ed from PSR Wisconsin's Paula Rogge.

    Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • Congress Must Display Courage
    March 1, 2013

    PSR's Dr. Robert Dodge calls on congress to re-examine its wasteful spending on nuclear weapons and subsidies to the oil industry.

    Source: Ventura County Star
  • In lives and trauma, gun violence has a high cost
    February 26, 2013

    An op-ed by PSR Florida's Dr. Lynn Ringenberg and Dr. Ronald Saff.

    Source: Tallahassee Democrat
  • Utah Stuggles with Bad Air Quality
    February 23, 2013

    PSR member Dr. Brian Moench, head of Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment, warns governor that the state's air pollution raises blood pressure and shortens life expectancy.

    Source: The New York Times
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