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PSR in the News

  • Pennsylvanians didn't vote for dirtier air
    February 25, 2011

    Dr. Robert Little, co-chairman of Harrisburg PSR, co-authors this op-ed on the Congressional attempt to strip EPA of its power to enforce clean air and water laws.

    Source: Patriot-News
  • EPA To Issue New Pollution Regulations
    February 21, 2011

    The Environmental Protection Agency today is expected to issue regulations on pollution from big boilers and incinerators. Dr. James Plumb of Philadelphia PSR sees the equation as simple. “Just another step we need to take to protect human health and lives.”

    Source: CBS Philly
  • Stop Washington state coal-energy production
    February 17, 2011

    Energy policy is health policy, writes PSR member Dr. Howard Frumkin in this op-ed.

    Source: Seattle Times
  • Opponents square off over Wash.'s coal-fired plant
    February 15, 2011

    Dr. Alexander Hamling, a Washington PSR board member, warns of the public health dangers from coal pollution.

    Source: Seattle Times
  • Chicago Power and Sweet Home: One Step Forward, One Step Back
    February 14, 2011

    Chicago PSR was among public health and environmental groups that spoke at a Chicago City Council meeting recently in favor of a proposed Clean Power Ordinance.

    Source: Huffington Post
  • Sierra Club launching campaign to protect EPA air rules
    February 10, 2011

    The Sierra Club announced Thursday that it is launching a new campaign to stop efforts by Republicans to block Environmental Protection Agency air pollution rules. The environmental group is working closely with public health groups, including PSR, in the effort.

    Source: The Hill
  • Peter Wilk, MD Doctors, Nurses Other Health Professionals Urge Congress To Resist Efforts To Weaken The Clean Air Act
    February 10, 2011

    PSR Executive Director Dr. Peter Wilk urges Congress to consider the public health impact of pollutants and to protect the Clean Air Act.

    Source: Medical News Today
  • Carcinogen tied to coal ash pollution
    February 4, 2011

    A new report from environmental and social justice groups reports that hexavalent chromium, a chemical linked to cancer, is regularly leached from coal ash sites. The report, “EPA's Blind Spot: Hexavalent Chromium in Coal Ash,” is a collaboration of the law firm Earthjustice, PSR and the Environmental Integrity Project.

    Source: Beckley Register-Herald
  • Hexavalent chromium pollution linked to coal ash disposal
    February 3, 2011

    A report released this week titled "EPA's Blind Spot: Hexavalent Chromium in Coal Ash" was produced with Physicians for Social Responsibility and the Environmental Integrity Project.

    Source: Facing South
  • IPPNW responds to ratification of New START
    February 2, 2011

    IPPNW’s co-presidents have sent a letter to the presidents of the US and Russia, to mark the successful ratification of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START).

    Source: International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War
  • Report says fly ash sites leak chromium into water
    February 2, 2011

    Two southwestern Pennsylvania fly ash disposal sites are among 28 such sites in 17 states that have contaminated groundwater by leaking toxic, cancer-causing hexavalent chromium, according to a new report co-authored by PSR.

    Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
  • Report: Coal ash disposal sites release chromium into groundwater
    February 2, 2011

    A new report by Earthjustice, PSR and the Environmental Integrity Project indicated that 28 fly ash disposal sites in 17 states have leaked toxic hexavalent chromium into groundwater.

    Source: Water Technology Online
  • Professionals Can Be Activists, Too
    January 30, 2011

    Stanford Professor Herbert Abrams, a former PSR board member, reflects on his career as an activist and a physician.

    Source: Palo Alto Patch
  • Experts mull clean energy
    January 27, 2011

    PSR's Dr. Alan Lockwood explains how closing coal-burning plants will save lives.

    Source: Brattleboro Reformer
  • Poor Americans Face More Toxic Exposure
    January 27, 2011

    This article on the effects of environmental toxins on low-income communities quotes PSR's fact sheet on toxic chemicals and environmental justice.

    Source: Huffington Post
  • Obama slammed, praised for including coal, nuclear in clean energy goal
    January 26, 2011

    PSR's Security Director David Hart is quoted in this piece on the State of the Union.

    Source: Sun Sentinel
  • EPA Proposes Stronger Protections for People in Pesticide Experiments
    January 22, 2011

    It will be harder for the chemical industry to use people as test subjects in pesticide research sent to the Environmental Protection Agency, based on an expanded "human testing rule" unveiled late Wednesday. The proposed rule is the response to a lawsuit brought by environmental groups, including San Francisco Bay Area PSR.

    Source: YubaNet
  • Colleton residents oppose coal ash landfill
    January 18, 2011

    In a press release on Tuesday, a group opposing the landfill cited a recent study by the Physicians for Social Responsibility -- noting that toxic material from found in coal ash can injure major organ systems, damage physical health and contribute to mortality.

    Source: WCIV
  • Building a Nuclear Weapons-Free World
    January 1, 2011

    This article on the dangers of nuclear war quotes PSR on the public health impacts of nuclear weapons.

    Source: Huffington Post
  • Healthier Hospital Food -- For Us and the Earth
    December 27, 2010

    Lucia Sayre discusses San Francisco Bay Area PSR's Balanced Menus program.

    Source: Miller-McCune
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