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Partial Victory: Permits Rescinded for Mountain Valley Pipeline

PSR applauds the decision made by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to rescind permits for the Mountain Valley Pipeline along its proposed route through Jefferson National Forest. Although the court’s decision was tailored to a small section of the 303-mile pipeline, this decision could have implications beyond the national forest. The court was …

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Ask your senators to support the New START Treaty

Prior to his first summit meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, reporters asked President Trump for his vision of the ultimate deal he could reach with Putin. Trump acknowledged that there would be “no more nuclear weapons anywhere in the world.” Unfortunately, very little has been revealed about what, if anything, was agreed …

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Reduce Leaking and Venting from Fracked Wells

Why would the government roll back a common-sense, health-protective rule that limits the amount of “fugitive” methane that can be leaked, vented or flared from oil and gas operations on federal and tribal lands? PSR opposes the proposal to roll back this rule, and PSR health professionals from the heavily fracked states of Colorado, New …

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PSR Opposes EPA Effort to Censor Science

PSR leaders and staff stood with other health professionals, scientists, academics and NGO representatives at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s public hearing in Washington, DC to voice strong opposition to the EPA’s proposed rule, “Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science.” Throughout the 12-hour-long hearing, the vast majority of speakers who testified raised concerns and criticism of …

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Medical and Public Health Professionals and Organizations Oppose the EPA’s Proposed “Censoring Science” Rule!

Ahead of tomorrow’s U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hearing on its proposed “Censoring Science” rule, PSR and other medical and public health professionals, academics, and organizations are strongly voicing our opposition to this ill-founded proposal. 69 public health, medical, academic, and scientific groups representing millions of Americans released the following statement today to express concern …

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PSR Opposes Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court

Donald Trump has nominated his choice to fill the vacant spot on the Supreme Court: Brett Kavanaugh, a member of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Kavanaugh’s potential confirmation threatens environmental protections for decades to come. His opinions on two particular cases demonstrate how hostile he might prove to progress …

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PSR Letter on Climate in the Washington Post

The Washington Post recently published a letter by PSR’s Director for Environment and Health, Barbara Gottlieb. Gottlieb’s letter critiques reporters’ blatant avoidance of the term “climate change” in the Post’s June 25th article, “Immense rains are causing more flash flooding, and experts say it’s getting worse.” In that article, journalists referred to such climate-driven phenomena …

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PSR welcomes resignation of U.S. EPA Administrator Pruitt

Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) greets the resignation of Scott Pruitt as Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with relief and satisfaction.

“We are pleased to see Mr. Pruitt resign,” said PSR executive director Jeff Carter.