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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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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Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Physicians for Social Responsibility Opposes War with Iran
In light of recent statements by National Security Advisor John Bolton and others in the Trump administration and military regarding potential escalation of a conflict with Iran, Physicians for Social Responsibility issued the following comment: As an organization of medical and health...
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Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Just What the Doctor Ordered, for Our Health and Future: Physicians for Social Responsibility Applauds Rep. Smith and Sen. Warren’s “No First Use” Legislation
Physicians for Social Responsibility applauds Representative Adam Smith and Senator Elizabeth Warren for their bold commitment to ensuring the health and safety of all families by establishing a U.S. policy of “No First Use” of nuclear weapons. On January 30, Smith, Chair of the House Armed...
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Tuesday, December 18, 2018
“Our Organizations Are Deeply Concerned”: Physicians for Social Responsibility and 19 Additional Health Organizations Submit Comments on EPA’s Proposed Rule Changes for New Source Performance Standards
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...
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Monday, November 12, 2018
Woolsey Fire Burns Nuclear Meltdown Site that State Toxics Agency Failed to Clean Up
Last night, the Woolsey fire burned the contaminated Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL), a former nuclear and rocket engine testing site. Footage from local television showed flames surrounding rocket test stands, and the fire’s progress through to Oak Park indicates that much of the toxic site...
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Thursday, August 30, 2018
California Votes to Support U.N. Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty, Restrict Presidential Authority for Nuclear Strike
On Tuesday, August 28, the California Senate voted to approve AJR 33 , a resolution introduced by Assemblymember Monica Limón that urges the U.S. to embrace the U.N. Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and implement important protective nuclear policies. The Senate also approved AJR 30 , a...
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Monday, June 11, 2018
Physicians’ Prescription For Action On North Korea: Congress Must Recognize The Risk Of a Massive Public Health Disaster And Block The Path To War
In the run-up to the June 12 summit with North Korea, a group of prominent physicians today urged Congressional leaders to promote diplomacy and prevent a war that could result in massive casualties. In a sign-on letter organized by Physicians for Social Responsibility and delivered today to key...
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Thursday, June 11, 2015
Physicians, Sierra Club Take Gov. Hogan to Court for Unlawfully Blocking Clean Air Safeguards
Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility and Sierra Club, represented by Earthjustice, filed suit today asserting that Governor Larry Hogan and the Maryland Division of State Documents unlawfully blocked a new clean air safeguard that would protect Marylanders suffering from asthma and other...
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