Issue: climate change | environment & health
Why U.S. Health and Life Insurance Companies Should Divest from Fossil Fuels Climate change has emerged in recent decades as a grave threat to human health and the economy. Nevertheless, many health and life insurance companies remain heavily invested in the fossil fuel industry, investments which contradict their mission to protect human health and support …
Issue: disarmament | nuclear weapons | U.S. nuclear policy
In its report “Enough is Enough: Global Nuclear Weapons Spending 2020” the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons has produced the first estimate in nearly a decade of global nuclear weapon spending, taking into account costs to maintain and build new nuclear weapons. ICAN estimates that the nine nuclear-armed countries spent $72.9 billion on their …
Issue: climate change | environment & health | environmental justice
Learn how Washington PSR has placed environmental justice at the heart of its actions to fight climate change and promote clean, healthy renewable energy. Hear too from one of their environmental justice partners: Front & Centered, a statewide coalition rooted in communities of color and people with lower incomes. As thought leaders and organizers on …
Issue: air pollution | environment & health
Type: letter to policymaker
Letter signed by PSR and partner organizations in support of Amendment 62, which would block EPA from finalizing its inadequate update to the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for PM 2.5, also known as soot. The amendment would allow the EPA to start over and do their job to protect public health and the …
Issue: environment & health | federal government
Type: letter to policymaker
Letter signed by PSR and partner groups to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler asking him to reopen the nominations process for EPA advisory committees, in light of the court ruling that grant recipients cannot be barred from these committees.
Issue: nuclear weapons
Physicians for Social Responsibility is working with over 125 U.S. organizations—including many PSR chapters—to recognize the 75th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima (Aug 6) & Nagasaki (Aug 9). Staff from PSR National hosted a one-hour webinar to discuss all the resources available to you including a digital toolkit, the launch of the unbranded 75th …
Issue: ban treaty | disarmament | foreign policy | no first use | nuclear weapons | U.S. nuclear policy
Some experts argue that nuclear weapons are already illegal under international law. Meanwhile, the United States—with 1,750 deployed nuclear weapons—and eight other nuclear-armed nations unequivocally consider them legal. Adopted in 2017, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons is an initiative to build a comprehensive legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons.
Issue: air pollution | children's health | environment & health | fracking & methane
More than a third of U.S. households cook our meals primarily with gas. Yet most of us don’t know that when we do, we may be harming our own health. A new report, “Health Effects from Gas Stove Pollution,” presents the scientific evidence documenting dangerous levels of indoor air pollution from using a gas stove; …
Issue: air pollution | environment & health | fracking & methane
A new report, coauthored by PSR, documents dangerous levels of indoor air pollution from gas stoves. The report presents scientific evidence that gas stoves release several hazardous pollutants, notably nitrogen dioxide and carbon monoxide.
Issue: nuclear weapons | U.S. nuclear policy
Type: fact sheet | toolkit
Each April, Dr. Bob Dodge, PSR-Los Angeles Board Member and co-founder of Citizens for Peaceful Resolutions, calculates the cost of nuclear weapons programs to our communities. See what the costs are in your community.