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PSR in the News

  • Nukes, Militarism and Public Health
    January 16, 2013

    Dr. Andrew Kanter, Past President of PSR and NYC Chapter Leader draws the link between 'Nukes, Militarism and Public Health,' while providing perspective and helpful activism tips.

    Source: Access for All
  • Clarion Call to Address Climate Change
    January 8, 2013

    PSR Executive Director Dr. Catherine Thomasson and co-author Katie Preston outline climate change impact in Virginia and urge that "we owe it to our children and grandchildren to act now for their future."

    Source: Roanoke Times
  • At the E.R., Bearing Witness to Gun Violence
    January 1, 2013

    Dr. David H. Newman comments on gun violence from his viewpoint as an emergency room physician.

    Source: New York Times
  • We need more information about pesticides
    December 30, 2012

    PSR Member Dr. Richard L. Humphrey and co-author Dr. Lorne Garrettson call for Maryland to pass the Pesticide Information Act in 2013..

    Source: Baltimore Sun
  • Nuclear Power Plant Flood Risk: Sandy Was Just a Warm Up
    December 20, 2012

    PSR Board President Dr. Andy Kanter comments on emergency preparedness in natural disasters and the added risk from nuclear reactors.

    Source: Tucson Sentinal
  • The Shameful Epidemic
    December 20, 2012

    PSR Board Member Dr. Bill Durston says the epidemic of gun viloence can only be solved by comprehensive gun control.

    Source: Sacramento News and Review
  • Video: PSR Members Inspire, Empower, and Engage
    December 19, 2012

    With your help we are working to reduce the threat of nuclear war, educate the public about the dangers of climate change, demand safe, clean energy, and warn about global consequences of limited nuclear war. So many of you have supported us all year long in so many ways, we made this video for you. Watch to see some of the scenes from our expert tours, testimony, Facebook chats and media outreach.

  • U.S. should reduce its nuclear stockpiles
    December 15, 2012

    PSR/Florida physicians call for reasonable assessment of our national security requirements and a halt to excessive spending on nuclear arsenal.

    Source: Tampa Bay Times
  • Maryland Residents Call for Moratorium on Hydraulic Fracturing of Natural Gas
    December 13, 2012

    PSR co-hosted "Drilling Down: A Conference on Fracking Risks and Action in Maryland," at the University of Baltimore's Langsdale Auditorium. Residents from all over Maryland and parts of Pennsylvania participated for a full day of education on what's at stake with the introduction of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) for the extraction of natural gas to the state of Maryland.

    Source: Metro Business Media
  • Fracking Ban: Future of Upstate New York Decided in 90 Days
    December 13, 2012

    PSR sponsored conference in Maryland noted for focusing on the dangers of the natural gas extraction process.

    Source: Policymic
  • Latest soil tests at Santa Susana Field Lab site shows radioactive material remains
    December 12, 2012

    Denise Duffield, associate director for PSR/LA calls finding "astonishing" and says remediation efforts have failed.

    Source: Daily News - Los Angeles
  • Looking for cuts? Start with nuclear weapons
    December 10, 2012

    An op-ed from six physicians who are members of Physicians for Social Responsibility/Florida.

    Source: Tallahassee Democrat
  • Waterkeepers Worldwide Stand Strong Against the Global Impacts of Coal Trafficking
    December 5, 2012

    Coal trains lose up to 3 percent of their load as they pass through cities, towns, farms, ranches and across rivers, lakes and streams. According to Oregon PSR, that can be as much as 500 pounds of coal dust for every 500 miles traveled.

    Source: Huffington Post
  • Bridgeport can lead to coal-free future
    December 5, 2012

    PSR and other groups have spoken to the possible health impacts from burning coal.

    Source: Connecticut Post
  • Drilling Down: Conference on Fracking in Maryland
    December 5, 2012

    Physicians for Social Responsibility, Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN), Interfaith Power & Light, the NAACP and Environment Maryland are sponsoring Maryland’s first-ever statewide conference on fracking this weekend in Baltimore.

    Source: Baltimore Magazine
  • Coal terminal meeting in Boardman draws hundreds
    December 5, 2012

    Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility is asking that air and water quality permits be denied by the state until a health impact assessment is conducted, said Regna Merritt of the group.

    Source: Tri-City Herald
  • Toxic Chemicals Linked to Cancer Found in Couches
    November 28, 2012

    "Communities of color and low-income communities are disproportionately impacted by toxic chemicals from many sources," says Ana Mascarenas, with Physicians for Social Responsibility - Los Angeles.

    Source: Sacramento Bee
  • We must eliminate our dependence on coal
    November 27, 2012

    An op-ed by Dr. Robert Little, Co-President of PSR Harrisburg.

    Source: The Patriot-News
  • Radio Interview: The Silent Epidemic with Alan Lockwood
    November 26, 2012

    Radio interview with Dr. Alan Lockwood on Arizona AM radio with the Dr. Don Show.

    Source: Dr. Don Show
  • It's time to get rid of nuclear weapons
    November 25, 2012

    An op-ed from PSR board member Dr. Ira Helfand.

    Source: The Republican
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