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40 Civil Rights, Labor & Environmental Orgs to Trump: “It’s Time for Pruitt to Resign, or Be Removed”

PSR and forty other national civil rights, labor, conservation and environmental organizations have taken out a series of full page ads calling for the resignation or firing of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.

A New Fracking Landscape: Report on Recent Science Shows Overwhelming Evidence of Harm

Health professional groups raise alarm that build-out of drilling and fracking operations is creating a public health crisis. Experts available for interviews. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Elana Simon, Communications Manager, Physicians for Social Responsibility esimon@psr.org, 202-681-9169 As incontrovertible evidence of harm from fracking mounts and more health professionals raise the alarm, the fracking debate is …

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In Memoriam: Dr. Victor W. Sidel, PSR Founding Member

Dr. Sidel has inspired so many of us in our work for peace, social justice, and health equity. Click here to read PSR members’ tributes to Dr. Sidel. Victor W. Sidel, MD, a visionary medical leader and founding member of Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR), died on January 30, 2018 in Greenwood Village, Colorado. Dr. …

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American, British, and French Physicians Condemn Their Governments’ Protest of the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony

Media Contact: Elana Simon, Communications Manager (202) 681-9196 esimon@psr.org WASHINGTON, DC (December 5, 2017) – The American, British, and French embassies in Norway announced they will refuse to send top-level diplomats to the Nobel peace prize ceremony in protest of the awardee, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). ICAN received the Nobel peace …

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Physicians Warn Scrapping the Clean Power Plan Could Result in 10,000s of Preventable Deaths and Illnesses

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Elana Simon, Communications Manager (202) 587-5232 esimon@psr.org WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the EPA announced the termination of the Clean Power Plan, the most comprehensive piece of climate change policy on the federal level. The policy created viable pathways for states to slash carbon emissions by almost one-third from electricity sectors, …

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International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons Awarded Nobel Peace Prize

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Elana Simon, Communications Manager 425-301-3669 esimon@psr.org WASHINGTON, DC (October 6, 2017) – Today, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their work bringing forward the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR)’s international federation, the International Physicians …

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EPA Drops Illegal Effort to Delay Ozone Protections

In response to legal action by public health, environmental, and community organizations, including PSR, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has dropped its proposed delay of the 2015 ozone standards.

Health and Environmental Groups Sue EPA Over Its Delay of Clean Air Protections for Millions

Today, health, environmental and community groups sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to stop the agency’s delay in implementation of the 2015 smog standard.

UN Nuclear Ban Treaty Could Heal Broken U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy, Say U.S. Medical Professionals

Despite a misguided boycott by the U.S. and other nuclear-armed countries, today the UN adopted a treaty banning nuclear weapons worldwide.

Health Advocates Call Court’s Ruling to Regulate Methane a Win for Clean Air and a Healthy Climate

In a win for public health and the climate, the federal appeals court in Washington blocked the Trump administration’s suspension of EPA standards that keep methane and toxic gas pollution from oil and gas wells out of the air we breathe.