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PSR in the News

  • The Nuclear Zero Lawsuits: Who will speak for the people?
    May 16, 2014

    An op-ed on the Marshall Islands lawsuit by PSR-Los Angeles Board Member Dr. Robert Dodge and Nobel Laureate Jody Williams.

    Source: The Hill
  • Nuclear Energy Is Not a Solution for Global Warming
    May 12, 2014

    PSR member and climate scientist Alan Robock lays out the reasons to work for clean, safe energy, not nuclear power.

    Source: Huffington Post
  • Debating the Merits of Nuclear Power
    May 8, 2014

    A letter to the editor from PSR's Drs. Catherine Thomasson and Ira Helfand.

    Source: New York Times
  • Ukraine crisis puts focus on danger of nuclear war
    May 4, 2014

    An op-ed from PSR Board Member Dr. Ira Helfand.

    Source: Des Moines Register
  • David vs. Goliath: A tiny tribe takes on big energy
    April 29, 2014

    PSR's Barb Gottlieb on the dangerous toxins found in coal ash.

    Source: Al Jazeera America
  • Dr. Ira Helfand Interview by Dr. Khalid
    April 27, 2014

    Programe MUFAHMAT for Global TV Washington DC

    Source: Global TV
  • Act on Earth Day
    April 22, 2014

    An op-ed urging action on the environment, by PSR Philadelphia Executive Director Cherie Eichholz.

    Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
  • Earth Day Op-Eds from PSR members
    April 22, 2014

    A round up of letters to the editor in newspapers around the country from PSR members, activists, and leaders.

  • U.S. Urged to Tackle Lead in Aviation Gasoline
    April 22, 2014

    "We already know there’s no safe threshold for lead exposure, and we also know that lead is toxic and a possible carcinogen even at low levels, leading to brain damage and learning disabilities," Kathy Attar, toxics program manager with Physicians for Social Responsibility, a consumer protection group, told IPS.

    Source: Inter Press Service
  • Climate change threatens disaster
    April 19, 2014

    A letter to the editor on the need for action on climate change, by PSR Arizona's Timothy Lohman.

    Source: Arizona Daily Star
  • Work to protect the environment
    April 18, 2014

    A letter on what we can do to help the environment, by Cindy Nguyen, Thanhnga Doan, Manjari Pedapudi, Camille Imbo and Jennifer Le, Student Physicians for Social Responsibility, USF College of Medicine.

    Source: Tampa Bay Times
  • PSR-initiated fracking bill lauded: "Fracking chemicals should be disclosed"
    April 17, 2014

    PSR-Chesapeake helped launch legislation in Maryland to allow health professionals to learn what chemicals are used in hydraulic fracturing. A Maryland newspaper penned a highly supportive editorial.

    Source: Frederick News-Post
  • Keeping the Lake Safe
    April 16, 2014

    A letter to the editor by Chicago PSR's Dr. Sarah Lovinger and PSR Michigan's Stephanie Dernek.

    Source: Chicago Tribune
  • Budgets as Moral Documents: Nuclear Weapons and the Fate of Life as We Know It
    April 11, 2014

    An op-ed by PSR Security Committee member Dr. Robert Dodge.

    Source: Common Dreams
  • Impact of smoky coal
    March 21, 2014

    PSR board member Alan Lockwood, MD was interviewed recently by an Irish radio station on the health effects of burning coal. The interview was requested by Irish Asthma Society.

    Source: The Last Word with Matt Cooper
  • Nuke Plant Incidents Renew Safety Questions
    March 13, 2014

    Chuck Johnson of Oregon and Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility discusses the Columbia Generating Station, a controversial local nuclear plant.

    Source: Eugene Weekly
  • House panel supports Keystone XL pipeline
    March 12, 2014

    Florida PSR steering committee member Dr. Ron Saff testified against HB 281, which would encourage the president to give approval to the pipeline project. Dr. Saff said, "We should decrease our addiction to oil, not increase it with the Keystone pipeline."

    Source: The Florida Current
  • Federal chemical policy reform can protect health and jobs
    March 6, 2014

    An op-ed by PSR Toxics Program manager Kathy Attar and Texas PSR director Chris Masey.

    Source: Houston Chronicle
  • Taking action on climate change
    March 3, 2014

    An op-ed by UI student and Iowa PSR intern Julia Sanabria.

    Source: The Daily Iowan
  • Nuclear Energy a Danger to Health
    February 18, 2014

    Alfred Meyer is a board member of the Nobel Prize-winning or­ganization PSR. He has been traveling around Michigan talking with concerned citizens about the physical and environ­mental dangers associated with nuclear energy.

    Source: Monroe News
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    Our Best Opportunity to Cut Climate Change
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