Greens to Corps: 'Comprehensive' coal study a must
May 22, 2013
PSR is among groups asking for a “single, comprehensive” environmental impact statement on proposed coal terminals in Washington State.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Omaha Residents Deliver Nearly 1,000 Petitions to Omaha Public Power District
May 16, 2013
Representatives from Greater Omaha PSR and other organizations testified at the OPPD board meeting, asking for the utility to collaborate on a plan to clean up or phase out the outdated power plant and invest in clean energy.
Source: eNews Park Forest
Video: East Bay Lawmaker Wants Toxics Out of Insulation
May 3, 2013
Sarah Janssen, MD, speaking on behalf of NRDC and PSR, discusses the health impact of toxic flame retardants.
Video: Widespread Obesity: Are Certain Chemicals Also a Big Contributor?
April 29, 2013
Dr. Susan Katz, a retired pediatrician, biochemist, and present Chair of the Environmental Health Work Group of Oregon PSR talks about some of the new research on "obesogens", the specific class of chemicals that appear to promote weight gain in humans and possibly other mammals.
Source: Huffington Post
Audio: Political Perspectives
April 26, 2013
Radio interview with Oregon PSR leaders and essay contest winners discussing the Particles on the Wall exhibit, which focuses on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.
PSR chapters in Oregon and Washington Hire Economist to Evaluate Nuclear Plant
April 23, 2013
PSR will be working with economist Robert McCullough to examine the business case for an early retirement of the Columbia Generating Station nuclear power plant.
Source: Wall Street Journal
Protesters Rally Outside DEP Offices On Earth Day To Fight Marcellus Shale Fracking
April 22, 2013
PSR-Philadelphia board member Walter Tsou, MD MPH, joined protests against hydraulic fracturing, a form of natural gas extraction that exposes nearby residents to toxic gases and fluids.
Source: CBS Philly
Earth is at risk: Unless we change our ways, future generations will inherit a hostile planet
April 21, 2013
An Earth Day op-ed by PSR board member Dr. Alan Lockwood.
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.
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.”
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
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
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.
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
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