In a Florida Times-Union letter to the editor, PSR Florida’s Dr. Todd Sack applauds FL Gov. Ron DeSantis’ executive orders on water protection, citing health benefits.
Two physicians from PSR’s Greater Boston chapter have just published a must-read article in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine. Entitled “Climate Change—A Health Emergency,” it is a strong and cogent statement of the challenge the world faces from climate change and the responsibility of physicians (and, by extension, other health professionals) to respond.
Interview featuring Dr. Lise Van Susteren, PSR board member, on the psychological toll of studying the climate on scientists and activists.
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.
Op-ed by PSR’s Olivia Alperstein in OtherWords on the EPA’s dangerous proposal to weaken the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards.
Now more than ever, in this anti-regulatory and polluter-friendly political environment, the medical community must come to grasps with the imminent health threat posed by the uncontrolled release of greenhouse gases. Op-ed by medical student Christian Cayon in Common Dreams.
PSR-Los Angeles writes in Nukewatch about the recent wildfire that swept through the contaminated SSFL site.
In the Los Angeles Daily News, PSR-Los Angeles’ Denise Duffield discusses the need for stricter cleanup standards at the contaminated SSFL site.
Valiant activists, including some with whom PSR has collaborated for years, are celebrating two important wins against pipelines in Virginia. Virginia’s State Water Control Board voted recently to reconsider its earlier decision to grant a water quality certification to the Mountain Valley pipeline. That’s due in part to the tireless work of Tina Smusz, MD, …
On December 17, twenty health and public health organizations submitted comments to Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler protesting the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s proposed weakening of for the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS), which regulate leakage of methane and toxic gases from oil and gas wells.