‘Gang of Eight’ Utilities Spent Millions Lobbying and Litigating Against EPA Action While Pollution Contributes to Over 10,000 Deaths
June 20, 2012
“Coal pollutants contribute to four of the five leading causes of mortality in the United States: heart disease, cancer, stroke, and chronic respiratory diseases,” said Catherine Thomasson, MD, executive director of PSR. “The damage they do to health is severe and widespread. It’s vital that these dirty emissions be reduced. If not, thousands of Americans will needlessly suffer illnesses and premature deaths.”
Source: Salem News
2 groups sue to block Navy plans for second Bangor munitions wharf
June 19, 2012
The suit was filed in U.S. District Court in Tacoma by Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action, of Poulsbo, Kitsap County, and Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility, of Seattle.
Source: Seattle Times
Shut down the Northwest's only nuclear power plant
June 18, 2012
An op-ed by Dr. John Howieson, a retired radiologist and an advisory board member of Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility.
Source: The Oregonian
Nuclear emergency planning overhaul draws fire
May 29, 2012
PSR's Dr. John Rachow spends more time than most thinking about the evacuation of frail populations such as nursing home residents, because he is an internist specializing in geriatric medicine at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
Source: The Gazette
Reject the dirty politics of coal ash for clean water
May 27, 2012
An op-ed from PSR Florida's Dr. Lynn Ringenberg.
Source: Tampa Bay Times
The Danger Downwind
May 24, 2012
A New York Times editorial links to a letter to the president signed by PSR and other groups, calling on the EPA to take action under the Clean Air Act to prevent disasters at chemical plants.
Source: The New York Times
Dust in the wind?
May 17, 2012
Maye Thompson of Oregon PSR explains the health effects of coal dust.
Source: The Portland Tribune
Nuclear bill would have been a disaster for Iowa
May 16, 2012
In a major blow to the nuclear industry, the Iowa Legislature adjourned without passing a bill that would pave the way for MidAmerican Energy to charge ratepayers in advance for new nuclear reactor construction. PSR was among groups working in opposition to the bill.
Source: Iowa City Press Citizen
A nuclear clash could starve the world
May 11, 2012
An op-ed co-authored by PSR board member Dr. Ira Helfand on the danger of nuclear famine.
Chicago Tribune Investigation Reveals Deceptive Chemical Industry Tactics Promoting Toxic Flame Retardant Chemicals
May 7, 2012
"Scientific evidence is exhaustive, yet the flame retardant industry continues to deceive the public and policymakers," says Martha Dina Arguello of Physicians for Social Responsibility-LA.
Source: Californians For Toxic Free Fire Safety
Exporting coal presents myriad health, environmental concerns
May 7, 2012
Dr. Andy Harris of Oregon PSR on the health impacts of coal export.
Source: The Oregonian
TEP is asked to stop burning coal
May 4, 2012
The groups, which include the Arizona PSR, Clean Air Task Force, 350.org and the Sierra Club, called on TEP to switch solely to cleaner-burning natural gas at Sundt.
Source: Arizona Daily Star
Doctors Press Court to Release Records in Gas Fracking Case
April 30, 2012
A brief in support of the newspapers was filed on behalf of Philadelphia Physicians for Social Responsibility, and other groups.
Source: Business Week
If We Change Behavior, We Can Influence Climate
April 29, 2012
A letter to the editor from PSR Harrisburg President Dr. James E. Jones on the need for action on climate change.
Source: The Patriot-News
CNN: Pakistan test fires medium-range missile
April 25, 2012
PSR and its international affiliate IPPNW on Wednesday laid out a hypothetical scenario of what a nuclear conflict between two countries like India and Pakistan would mean for the world.
Washington Times: Small nuclear war would inflict global woes
April 24, 2012
According to the research released Tuesday by the nonprofit anti-nuclear Physicians for Social Responsibility . . . even a limited, regional nuclear war . . . would cause major changes in the global climate and likely starve a billion people.
Source: Washington Times
Pollution in Green Bay, manufacturing industry at odds
April 23, 2012
Pollutants are especially dangerous to people with asthma or other lung diseases, but they also put healthy people at greater risk of heart disease, said Ann Behrmann, past president of the Wisconsin chapter of PSR.
Source: Green Bay Press-Gazette
Lead by Example and Ratify Test Ban Treaty
April 18, 2012
An op-ed by PSR-LA Board member Dr. Robert Dodge on the need for the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.
Source: Roll Call
To save taxes and enhance national security, cut U.S. nuclear arsenal
April 14, 2012
An op-ed by former PSR Executive Director Dr. Peter Wilk.
Source: Portland Press Herald
Dr. Helen Caldicott: Now is the time to abolish nuke weapons
April 11, 2012
An op-ed by former PSR leader Dr. Helen Caldicott.
Source: The Capitol Times