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PSR in the News

    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Study ranks Maryland fifth-worst for power plant pollution, results called misleading
    July 20, 2011

    A new study released by NRDC and PSR ranks Maryland fifth worst in the nation for pollution from coal- and oil-fired power plants.

    Source: Associated Press
  • Report: Florida Third-Dirtiest State for Power Plants
    July 20, 2011

    "Toxins from coal-fired power plants cause cancer," says Dr. Lynn Ringenberg of PSR Tampa Bay.

    Source: WUSF
  • Activists deliver support for EPA mercury rule
    July 19, 2011

    Activists from PSR and other organizations delivered more than 630,000 comments to the US Environmental Protection Agency’s regional office in Boston today to support the agency’s draft rules to significantly curb mercury pollution from coal-fired power plants.

    Source: Boston Globe
  • US nuclear regulators seek public, industry opinions
    July 19, 2011

    PSR and other groups have sent a letter to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission with recommendations for rule adoption on nuclear reactors.

    Source: Reuters
  • L.A. smog: Public health groups file suit against EPA
    July 18, 2011

    The plaintiffs in the suit include Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles, Desert Citizens Against Pollution, Communities for a Better Environment and the Natural Resources Defense Council.

    Source: Los Angeles Times
  • Toxic Contamination in Offices: New Study Reveals Hidden Chemicals in Dust
    July 6, 2011

    "An outdated California regulation virtually forces manufacturers to put these flame retardant chemicals into foam for products meant for sale in California and elsewhere, even though doing so doesn't prevent fires," explains Ana Mascarenas of PSR-LA.

    Source: The Sacramento Bee
  • PennEnvironment calls for 62 mpg by 2025
    July 6, 2011

    Dr. Jim Jones, member of Physicians for Social Responsibility, said reducing greenhouse gas emissions is essential to the health of America's next generation.

    Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
  • Letter to Austin Mayor and City Council Members
    July 5, 2011

    APSR joined voices with other Austin based environmental groups in expressing concern about increased air pollution and development of a Formula One racetrack. Although city council did endorse a Formula One race schedule to begin in 2012, promoters agreed to environmental concessions such as hiring low-emission shuttles to transport spectators to and from Austin.

  • An Ambassador for Peace and Security
    June 30, 2011

    Dr. Robert Dodge, PSR-LA Board Member, talks with Ventura County Reporter about his recent speaker tour in New Hampshire ...

    Source: Ventura County Reporter
  • Phase Out Dirty Coal and Use Clean Technology
    June 22, 2011

    Dr. James Jones, co-chairman of Harrisburg PSR, wrote a letter to the editor at Patriot News, on the hazards of the coal.

    Source: Patriot News
  • Doctors Prepare Their Professions to Explain and Treat Climate-Related Symptoms
    June 15, 2011

    "What we have found with our trainings is if clinicians are given more information about these topics....."

    Source: New York Times
  • Fighting City Hall's Nuclear Weapons
    June 15, 2011

    Joe Cirincione, President of Ploughshares Fund, writes on the effort to rally Kansas City residents to stop the construction of a new nuclear weapons facility.

    Source: Huffington Post
  • The Toxies: Award Show With Nominees That Will Kill You
    June 10, 2011

    The Toxies is designed to bring attention to the hazards of chemicals that are harmful to our health. This satirical awards show is in its second year and was created by the Californians for a Healthy and Green Economy (CHANGE) and led by Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles.

    Source: Ecorazzi
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