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Greater Boston PSR Opposes Proposed Compressor Station

PSR members in Virginia have been fighting a proposed fracked-gas compressor station for years. Now, Greater Boston PSR has raised health concerns about a compressor station proposed for their area. The chapter’s steering committee has sent a letter to the Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, criticizing a Health Impact Assessment that was …

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PSR’s 2018 Visionary Leaders Awards

On Thursday, November 8, Physicians for Social Responsibility held our annual Visionary Leaders Awards in Washington, DC, where we honored incredible individuals and organizations for their efforts to advance nuclear weapons abolition and curb environmental threats to health, including climate change. Honorees in attendance included: Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, Dr. Dan Ellsberg, Dr. Arjun Makhijani, …

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What is the “INF” and why does it matter?

In December, 1987, U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev signed the landmark Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. On October 21st of this year, President Donald Trump announced at a rally that the U.S. would formally withdraw from the deal, claiming that Russia has violated the treaty’s terms. “Such a withdrawal would …

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Facing Up to the Climate Crisis

The world must cap the rise in global temperatures more tightly and much faster than previously recognized—and doing that will require “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society” by countries around the world.


PSR Honors International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

INACTIVE – September 26 is International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons. Tomorrow, we will honor the occasion by calling once again for the total abolition of nuclear weapons. PSR remains committed to working for a nuclear weapons-free world, and we encourage you to take action for a better, safer future.


EPA rolls back methane capture rules

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continued its promotion of fossil fuels—and its assault on the climate and public health—with a proposal to weaken the requirements for monitoring and repairing methane leaks from oil and gas wells. This climate-busting proposal would undo a 2016 rule that required oil and gas companies to perform leak inspections as …

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Baltimore and Los Angeles city councils vote to support nuclear disarmament

August 6 and 9, 2018, marked the 73rd anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Among the 76+ commemoration events around the country were two in city council chambers.  The city councils of Baltimore and Los Angeles voted , August 6 and August 8, to adopt resolutions urging the United States to embrace the …

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