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PSR in the News

  • 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
  • Can a Hat Trick Reverse Obesity?
    February 18, 2014

    San Francisco Bay Area PSR's Dr. Jeff Ritterman on public policy options to stop obesity.

    Source: Huffington Post
  • The Costs and Risks of Nuclear Power
    February 13, 2014

    A radio interview with PSR Board Member Alfred Meyer, who is currently on a speaking tour of Michigan, on the costs and risks of nuclear power.

    Source: WMUK
  • Anti-nuclear activist to speak at Western Michigan University as part of Michigan tour
    February 13, 2014

    Calling nuclear energy "clean energy" is a misnomer, said Alfred Meyer, a member of the board of directors of Physicians for Social Responsibility.

    Source: MLive
  • Chemical Policy
    February 12, 2014

    A letter to the editor on the need for chemical reform in the U.S. co-authored by Chicago PSR's Dr. Sarah Lovinger.

    Source: Chicago Tribune
  • The Trillion Dollar Road to Armageddon
    February 8, 2014

    PSR's Drs. Ira Helfand and Bob Dodge on eliminating costly and dangerous nuclear weapons.

    Source: Common Dreams
  • A Nuclear Nightmare Is Still Too Close
    February 7, 2014

    Dr. David Drake of PSR Iowa explains the risks of an accidental nuclear detonation.

    Source: Des Moines Register
  • Time to Face Nuclear Dangers
    February 7, 2014

    Western North Carolina PSR's Dr. Terry Clark writes on the dangers of nuclear weapons.

    Source: Asheville Citizen-Times
  • Maine Calling: Nuclear Disarmament
    February 6, 2014

    PSR Maine's Drs. Peter Wilk and Doug Dransfield make the case for nuclear disarmament in this radio interview.

    Source: MPBN
  • Address your representative about need to get rid of nuclear arms
    January 30, 2014

    An op-ed by PSR Arizona's Drs. Raymond Graap and Schuyler Hilts.

    Source: Arizona Daily Star
  • Honor Dr. Jeff Patterson by working to eradicate nuclear weapons
    January 27, 2014

    An editorial on the legacy of PSR Board Member Dr. Jeff Patterson.

    Source: The Capital Times
  • Chapter Submits Comments on Health Study
    January 24, 2014

    Chesapeake PSR has recommended that the authors of a state-commissioned report on the health impacts of natural gas production in the Marcellus Shale develop a new statement of purpose; that the report contain a separate section or appendix with information on the chemicals used in the HVHF process; and that report contain a separate section on the limitations of the report.

  • Global warming is real; revenue-neutral carbon tax would help
    January 22, 2014

    A letter to the editor from PSR Harrisburg's Dr. James E. Jones.

    Source: The Patriot-News
  • Chapter Supports State Efforts on NOx Pollution
    January 21, 2014

    Chesapeake PSR supports preliminary draft regulations in Maryland on nitrogen oxide emission limitations from coal-fired power plants that require that these plants operate state-of-the art controls commensurate with historically demonstrated efficiencies.

  • The Curtis Bay incinerator will endanger Marylanders
    December 19, 2013

    The students at Benjamin Franklin High School have it right. They have organized against Energy Answers' waste-to-energy incinerator planned for a location within one mile of three schools in Curtis Bay.

    Source: Baltimore Sun
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