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  • Coal Communities Fear 'Fly Ash' Poses Deadly Threat
    April 14, 2013

    This article on fly ash from coal cites PSR's report "Coal Ash: The Toxic Threat to Our Health and Environment" on the health effects of coal ash.

    Source: CBN
  • Fracking bill passes CA Senate committee
    April 9, 2013

    A provision protecting trade secrets led PSR Los Angeles, which backed the general principle of regulating fracking, to oppose the legislation.

    Source: Sacramento Bee
  • No end to Nevada’s quest for water
    April 6, 2013

    PSR physicians urge Utah to resist Nevada's attempt to seize water rights warning it could turn "arid western Utah into a dust bowl" and increase particulate pollution endangering residents' health.

    Source: The Salt Lake Tribune
  • The Promise of Prague, Self-Assured Destruction and Taxes
    April 3, 2013

    PSR member Dr. Robert Dodge calls on our nation's leaders to reign in the wasteful spending on nuclear weapons that saps our cities' resources needed for "education, healthcare, infrastructure, energy conservation and development of renewable energy sources."

    Source: Las Vegas Informer
  • Notable Quotables on Gun Violence in Philadelphia
    March 29, 2013

    At a PSR/Philadelphia sponsored event on gun violence prevention, Dr. C. William Schwab made clear the urgent need for action. “We kill more children with guns in America than all the other combined G-20 countries. That’s a terrible thing to say about we the people of the United States.”

    Source: PhillyNow
  • Savanah River Site Not for Spent Fuel
    March 27, 2013

    PSR President Dr. Jeff Patterson and U.S. Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC) find some common ground as both oppose using the Savannah River Site as a storage site for spent nuclear fuel from across the country

    Source: Aiken Standard
  • Congress is Making it Easier to Go to War with Iran
    March 27, 2013

    Guest Opinion in the Oregonian by Rebecca Griffin and Kelly Campbell.

    Source: The Oregonian
  • Joel Charles: Carbon fee offers road map for future
    March 19, 2013

    Medical student PSR leader calls for a revenue-neutral fee on carbon to make fossil fuel price reflect true cost.

    Source: Lacrosse Tribune
  • Coal damages human health, says N.Y. physician
    March 19, 2013

    Alan Lockwood talks to health professionals at Billings Clinic on Monday about the health hazards of coal.

    Source: Billings Gazette
  • There’s nothing clean about coal
    March 18, 2013

    A letter to the editor from Oregon PSR's Dr. Andy Harris.

    Source: Register-Guard
  • Navy Vets Say Fukushima Meltdown Made them Sick
    March 10, 2013

    Participating in a New York symposium sponsored by the Helen Caldicott Foundation and PSR, two former Navy sailors testify about their exposure to radiation from Fukushima disaster.

    Source: CBS News
  • Trailblazing Conference Urges Ban on Nukes
    March 10, 2013

    Dr Ira Helfand, author of a recent study on nuclear-induced famine, explained the risk of a billion people dying of starvation following a limited regional use of nuclear weapons.

    Source: In Depth News
  • Only Safe Bet: Zero Nuclear Weapons
    March 9, 2013

    An op-ed from PSR Wisconsin's Paula Rogge.

    Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • Congress Must Display Courage
    March 1, 2013

    PSR's Dr. Robert Dodge calls on congress to re-examine its wasteful spending on nuclear weapons and subsidies to the oil industry.

    Source: Ventura County Star
  • In lives and trauma, gun violence has a high cost
    February 26, 2013

    An op-ed by PSR Florida's Dr. Lynn Ringenberg and Dr. Ronald Saff.

    Source: Tallahassee Democrat
  • Utah Stuggles with Bad Air Quality
    February 23, 2013

    PSR member Dr. Brian Moench, head of Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment, warns governor that the state's air pollution raises blood pressure and shortens life expectancy.

    Source: The New York Times
  • Dr. Ann T. Behrmann and Dr. Robert Block: Include health effects in discussion of mining bill
    February 22, 2013

    The mining bill coming up for a vote in our Legislature would jeopardize the water of the Bad River watershed, the largest area of undeveloped wetlands in the upper Great Lakes, and risk the health of mine workers and people in communities dependent on the watershed and downwind of the mine.

    Source: Wisconsin State Journal
  • To stop budget crisis, King must help trim nukes
    February 21, 2013

    An op-ed from PSR's Dr. Peter Wilk.

    Source: The Times Record
  • Maryland’s governor tells state Senate panel offshore wind bill would create hundreds of jobs
    February 13, 2013

    Dr. Cindy Parker spoke at the rally on behalf of PSR, saying, “If the climate is allowed to change, we are not going to be able to cure that, we are not going to be able to fix that. The only way is to prevent it.”

    Source: Washington Post
  • The danger of relying on nuclear power plants
    February 6, 2013

    An op-ed by Chesapeake PSR steering committee member Dr. Gwen DuBois on nuclear power.

    Source: Baltimore Sun
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