Physicians for Social Responsibility

Physicians for Social Responsibility is a non-profit advocacy organization that is the medical and public health voice for policies to prevent nuclear war and proliferation and to slow, stop and reverse global warming and toxic degradation of the environment.

Releases by this organization

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Monday, February 03, 2020
"A Nationwide Fracking Ban Would Be Invaluable for Human Health": Physicians for Social Responsibility Applauds First Proposed Nationwide Ban on Fracking
Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) applauded the first legislative proposal for a nationwide ban on fracking for natural gas and related operations, including extraction, processing, transport and export. The proposed bill, introduced in the U.S. Senate by Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT),...
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Friday, January 03, 2020
Physicians for Social Responsibility: The U.S. Assassination of Major General Qassem Suleimani Underscores the Urgent Need to Reenter the Iran Deal
On January 2, President Trump ordered the killing of a top Iranian military commander, Major General Qassem Suleimani. This move comes in the wake of several other recent incidents that have risked sparking potential war and increased the risk of nuclear conflict. Jeff Carter, Executive Director,...
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Thursday, December 19, 2019
Major Missed Opportunity on Clean Energy Incentives to Reduce Carbon Emissions
Congress just passed on a real opportunity to take action on clean energy incentives—and, thus, the climate crisis—before 2019 comes to an end. Congress declined to support several clean energy tax incentives in the federal budget year-end spending bill, including opportunities to spur investment...
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Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Physicians for Social Responsibility Releases Report on “Climate and Health Risks of Liquified Natural Gas”
In the face of the Trump administration’s efforts to promote the use and export of fracked or so-called “natural” gas, Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) has released a white paper detailing the ways that gas processed for export endangers human health and lives. Just a week after the...
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Monday, November 25, 2019
26 Health Organizations, Led by Physicians for Social Responsibility and American Lung Association, Submit Comment to EPA Opposing Rollback of New Source Performance Standards for Oil and Natural Gas Industry
On November 25, Physicians for Social Responsibility, American Lung Association and 24 other health organizations submitted an official joint comment in opposition to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) proposed amendments to the 2012 and 2016 New Source Performance Standards for the...
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Wednesday, November 13, 2019
“Censorship Science, Pure and Simple”: Physicians for Social Responsibility Opposes EPA Rule to Undermine Use of Scientific Studies in Forming Policies
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is crafting a rule that would effectively bar the use of some of the nation’s most robust scientific research in writing EPA policy. A new draft of the EPA’s proposal would require scientists to disclose their raw data—including personal identifiers...
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Thursday, October 03, 2019
Health Professionals Respond to New Groundbreaking Study by Leading Researchers: "Emphasizes the Urgent Need to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons Before They Eliminate Us"
On Wednesday, October 2, 2019, researchers Owen Brian Toon, Alan Robock, Charles Bardeen, Lili Xia, Hans Kristensen, Matthew McKinzie, R.J. Peterson, Cheryl Harrison, Nicole Lovenduski and Richard Turco published the results of their new study, “ Rapidly expanding nuclear arsenals in Pakistan and...
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Friday, August 30, 2019
PSR Statement on Trump EPA's Attempt to Gut Vital New Source Performance Standards on Methane Emissions
On August 28, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced an attempt to roll back key provisions of the 2016 New Source Performance Standards (NSPS), which provide critical health and safety protections to prevent harm to public health from methane emissions and prevent potential...
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Monday, July 08, 2019
"A High Potential for Catastrophe": Physicians for Social Responsibility Calls for Better Government Assessment of Public Health and Safety Risks Associated With Transporting LNG by Rail
The proposed Special Permit SP 20534 would allow Energy Transport Solutions, LLC to transport ‘‘Methane, Refrigerated Liquid’’ (UN1972), commonly known as liquefied natural gas (LNG), by rail tank cars via unit train or manifest train service. As an organization that mobilizes medical and health...
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Wednesday, June 19, 2019
New Analysis of Fracking Science (~1,500 Studies) Finds Serious Harms to Public Health, Environment, and Climate
As the country grapples with climate change, the policy choices made about natural gas and fracking in the near future are enormously consequential. A major new report compiles, tracks, and analyzes key trends about drilling, fracking, and its infrastructure, and demonstrates that there are...
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