As an organization that mobilizes medical and health professionals on environmental hazards to health, PSR is gravely concerned about the severe potential fire, health and safety risks to communities with LNG transport by train.
A major new report by PSR and Concerned Health Professionals of NY compiles, tracks, and analyzes key trends about drilling, fracking, and its infrastructure, and demonstrates that there are pervasive, grave misunderstandings about the effects of natural gas and fracking.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released their finalized Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule, replacing the Clean Power Plan. The Clean Power Plan, the first-ever federal policy to reduce harmful carbon pollution from existing power plants, would have achieved meaningful reductions in those emissions, while the ACE rule sets no carbon pollution limits on power plants.
In light of recent statements by National Security Advisor John Bolton and others in the Trump administration and military regarding potential escalation of a conflict with Iran, PSR issued the following comment.
On May 2, 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act. Read PSR’s statement.
Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) is delighted to announce the addition of six new board members: Joy L. Blackwood; Dr. Natasha DeJarnett; Dr. Gwen DuBois; Dr. Michael Martin; Surili Patel; and Dr. Linda Rudolph. Read our official press release here. Our new board members bring a variety of backgrounds and expertise to the organization, including medical …
On April 10, President Donald Trump announced two new executive orders to make it easier for companies to build oil and gas infrastructure and projects, and more difficult for states to block them—precisely at a time when we know we must rapidly reduce our extraction and use of fossil fuels to mitigate the impacts of climate change.
PSR applauds Representative Adam Smith and Senator Elizabeth Warren for their bold commitment to ensuring the health and safety of all families by establishing a U.S. policy of “No First Use” of nuclear weapons.
In response to the nomination of Andrew Wheeler to serve as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Physicians for Social Responsibility, an organization that mobilizes medical and health professionals and advocates on issues that impact human health and survival, issued the following statement.
On December 28, the EPA announced a proposal that would weaken the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS), which helps protect the health and safety of American families. Read PSR’s statement.