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Health Groups Call for Climate and Health Investments in COVID Recovery

Issue: air pollution | climate change | environment & health | environmental justice | federal government

Type: letter to policymaker

Letter to President Biden signed by PSR and partner groups, urging him to support COVID recovery legislation that invests in a healthier future for the nation by cleaning up air pollution, addressing climate change and ensuring environmental justice.


Webinar: Fracking air pollution and Covid-19: Possible links?

Issue: air pollution | environment & health | environmental justice | fracking & methane

Type: video

Joint webinar from PSR and Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments, examining the possible links between air pollution from oil and gas operations and greater susceptibility to Covid-19. The webinar presents highlights of recent reports on this topic by both ANHE and PSR: Air Pollution and Covid-19: A Dangerous Combination Physicians for Social Responsibility Nurses …

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5 Things You Should Know about Climate Change

Issue: climate change | environment & health

Type: fact sheet

  It’s real, it’s happening now, and it’s human-caused. OK, you already knew that.   Climate change endangers health in so many ways. Rising temperatures can cause heat stroke, increase conditions for formation of ground-level ozone (smog), and create dangerous urban “heat islands.” Heat and drought can reduce crop yields and create conditions for devastating …

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Letter to EPA on Methane and Ethane

Issue: environment & health | federal government | fracking & methane

Type: letter to policymaker

Letter to the EPA asking for rulemaking to remove methane and ethane from “Negligibly Reactive” list, signed by PSR and partner groups.


Letter to Congress on Clean Energy Investment

Issue: climate change | environment & health | federal government | renewable energy

Type: letter to policymaker

Letter signed by PSR and partner groups, asking Congress to support a broad spectrum of clean-energy investments.


Letter to Congress on Electric Vehicles

Issue: air pollution | climate change | environment & health

Type: letter to policymaker

Letter to members of Congress signed by PSR and partner groups, in support of transitioning the nation to electric vehicles.


Air Pollution and Covid-19: A Dangerous Combination

Issue: air pollution | environment & health | environmental justice | fracking & methane

Type: report

Does living near active oil and gas wells increase rates of COVID-19 infection and death? PSR explores this chilling possibility in a new white paper, Air Pollution and COVID-19: A Dangerous Combination. The report examines five counties in Colorado and five in New Mexico, each with high levels of oil and gas activity. Among its …

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Sustainability & Climate Change for Healthcare Practices: My Green Doctor

Issue: environment & health | health care

Type: toolkit

www.MyGreenDoctor.org My Green Doctor is a free practice management program offered by Physicians for Social Responsibility. Healthcare offices, clinics, and outpatient centers learn to make gradual improvements in their uses of energy, water, chemicals, paper, and other resources. The program is easy to use, adding only five minutes of Green Team business to each regular …

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Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking (Unconventional Gas and Oil Extraction)

Issue: environment & health | fracking & methane | safe food & water | toxic chemicals

Type: report

Seventh Edition A collection of nearly 2,000 abstracts of medical, scientific and investigative reports about the consequences of oil and gas drilling, fracking, and associated infrastructure. Presents evidence that these activities are dangerous to public health, the environment, and the climate cycle and a grave environmental justice issue, with communities of color, Indigenous people, and …

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Convincing Nuclear-armed Countries to Take the Path to Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

Issue: ban treaty | disarmament | foreign policy | nuclear weapons

Type: report

With the upcoming entry into force of the nuclear ban treaty, an important question arises: what strategy can we, American civil society groups, adopt to leverage the TPNW to steer the U.S. and the other nuclear-armed states towards total elimination of nuclear weapons? To answer this question, Physicians for Social Responsibility has conducted a series …

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