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  • Environmental groups call for State Dept to step aside on oil pipeline from Canada
    October 4, 2011

    The request by Friends of the Earth and other environmental groups including PSR was the latest skirmish in a long-running battle over a plan by Calgary-based TransCanada to build a massive pipeline to carry crude oil extracted from tar sands in Alberta to refineries in Texas.

    Source: Associated Press
  • If You Can't Breathe, You Can't Work
    September 28, 2011

    Executive Director of Physicians for Social Responsibility, Dr. Peter Wilk, related the specific dangers that emanate from particulate matter air pollution.

    Source: Huffington Post
  • Maine family part of Capitol Hill news conference attacking GOP regulatory bills
    September 21, 2011

    The news conference is being held by Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Cal., the chairwoman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, and will include public health experts from the American Lung Association and Physicians for Social Responsibility.

    Source: The Portland Press Herald
  • Austin area's ozone at worst levels since 2006
    September 21, 2011

    Dr. Elliot Trester of Austin Physicians for Social Responsibility said that young people, the elderly and fetuses are at risk for serious and potentially lifelong complications when exposed to high levels of smog.

    Source: AMERICAN-STATESMAN
  • Worst smog season since 2006
    September 21, 2011

    Dr. Elliot Trester is part of Austin Physicians for Social Responsibility. He said he is seeing more respiratory cases and it's likely because of the smog in the air.

    Source: Austin News
  • The wrong move on ozone emissions
    September 9, 2011

    A letter to the editor from PSR board member Dr. Alan Lockwood on President Obama's rejection of new ozone standards.

    Source: The Washington Post
  • Six Months After "3/11": Experts to Discuss Where Nuclear Power Stands After Fukushima Disaster
    September 7, 2011

    PSR board member Dr. Andy Kanter will speak on the dangers of nuclear power during this telephone press briefing.

    Source: Digital Journal
  • A bad decision for our health
    September 7, 2011

    A letter to the editor from PSR Sacramento president Dr. Harry Wang.

    Source: The Sacramento Bee
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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