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November 19, 2019

PSR Events

Dr. Helen Caldicott

Honoring Legacies, Demanding a Better Future: PSR 2019 Visionary Leaders Awards Ceremony and Symposium Celebrate Bold Changemakers

At our 2019 Visionary Leaders Awards, PSR was proud to present Dr. Helen Caldicott with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Our other impressive honorees received recognition for their vital advocacy to advance nuclear weapons abolition and/or combat the climate crisis.

Prior to the VLA ceremony, PSR hosted a symposium featuring women experts who discussed the link between nuclear weapons and climate change and the ways in which justice forms an essential aspect in both issues.

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Peace and Security

Oregon PSR group

Courtesy of Oregon PSR

Portland, OR City Council Passes Resolution in Support of Bringing US Back from the Brink of Nuclear War

Thanks to the hard work of Oregon PSR, on November 13, the Portland City Council in Oregon unanimously passed Resolution 1050 to declare Portland's "opposition to nuclear weapons and urge the U.S. Federal Government to sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and take action to prevent nuclear war." The resolution is part of the Back from the Brink initiative.

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Calling All Student and Campus Peace Activists: ICAN Publishes "Schools of Mass Destruction" Report

On November 13, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) launched a new report, "Schools of Mass Destruction: American Universities in the U.S. Nuclear Weapons Complex." This report documents nearly 50 U.S. universities that are complicit in the maintenance and production of U.S. nuclear weapons through partnerships with the nuclear weapons laboratories, the Department of Energy and the Department of Defense.

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Environment & Health

UN Climate Action Summit

A First-Hand Perspective on the United Nations Climate Action Summit

PSR Florida's Dr. Ankush Bansal reports on the important health topics covered at the United Nations Climate Action Summit held in New York this September.

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Dr. Linda Rudolph Receives APHA Award

Dr. Linda RudolphPSR board member Linda Rudolph, MD, MPH, has been awarded the Homer N. Calver award at this year's American Public Health Association annual meeting in recognition of her "dynamic leadership on issues related to addressing health, equity and sustainability." Dr. Rudolph leads the Center for Climate Change and Health at the Public Health Institute, where she co-founded the US Climate and Health Alliance (USCHA). She is also the originator of the Call to Action on Climate, Health and Equity, of which PSR is a cosigner.

PSR Actions

Tell Congress: Protect Workers from Deadly Heat!

In the news

This Report Shows How Climate Change Will Affect Every Child. Its Authors Hope Congress Will Listen.
Mother Jones - Nov 18
Quotes Barbara Gottlieb, PSR Environment and Health Program Director


Childhood cancer concerns prompt meeting with Gov. Wolf
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Nov 18
Features PSR Philadelphia


Will Rollback of Pollution Regulations Accelerate Iowa Climate Change?
KMA Land/Iowa News Service - Nov 16
Quotes Antonia Herzog, PSR Climate and Energy Program Manager, and Dr. Maureen McCue, PSR Iowa


Video: PSR Arizona Joins Legislators and Community Leaders to Speak Out Against Rolling Back America's Clean Car Standards
PSR Arizona - Nov 13
PSR Arizona board member Russell Lowes spoke at the press conference.


EPA's use of science to come under committee's microscope
Roll Call - Nov 13
Quotes Barbara Gottlieb, PSR Environment and Health Program Director


'Censorship science, pure and simple:' Physicians for Social Responsibility opposes EPA rule to undermine use of scientific studies in forming policies
Common Dreams - Nov 13


Federal lawsuit aims to end $2 billion methanol refinery project
Market Watch - Nov 13
Mentions Washington PSR and other joint plaintiffs' lawsuit to stop Kalama methanol refinery project


Lawsuit Aims to Kill Stalled $2B Methanol Refinery Project
US News - Nov 13
Mentions Washington PSR and other joint plaintiffs' lawsuit to stop Kalama methanol refinery project


Woolsey Fire Crippled Boeing Water Safety System at Toxics Site
NBC Los Angeles - Nov 11
Quotes Denise Duffield, PSR Los Angeles


EPA proposes rollback in coal ash regulations
Industrial Safety & Hygiene News - Nov 7
References PSR's coal ash fact sheet


Coalition opposes fracked gas-fired plant near Hermiston
Hood River News - Nov 6
Quotes Lluvia Merello, Oregon PSR


Coal Ash Is Incredibly Toxic. Trump's EPA Just Made it Even Harder to Control.
Mother Jones - Nov 4
Highlights PSR's 2010 coal ash report


Carbon-fueled cliff is fast approaching
Sunbury Daily Item - Nov 3
References PSR and Concerned Health Professionals of NY's fracking science Compendium


Natural gas protesters urge Governor Baker to take action
22 News WWLC - Nov 1
Features Greater Boston PSR activists


Green Group Threatens Suit Over 'Unconscionable Handout to Polluters' as EPA Attacks Water Rules for Coal Ash
Common Dreams - Nov 1
Highlights PSR's 2010 coal ash report


Public Health Experts Flunk Report Tying Pennsylvania Air Quality Improvements to Gas Drilling
DeSmog Blog - Oct 31
Quotes Dr. Ned Ketyer, Philadelphia PSR


Texas signed off on the restoration of this old coal mine. Now a leaky landfill is contaminating groundwater.
Grist - Oct 30
Quotes Karen Hadden, Texas PSR


Coal policies continue to get attention in Congress
News-Press Now - Oct 30
Quotes Barbara Gottlieb, Environment and Health Program Director, PSR


Dr. Todd Sack wants healthy patients, environment
Jacksonville Daily Record - Oct 29
Features Dr. Todd Sack, PSR board member, PSR Florida


Doctor recognized for environmental health activism
Portland Press Herald - Oct 29
Features Dr. Lani Graham, PSR Maine


Clean transportation forum shows the way to the future
WA Audubon - Oct 29
Features Dr. Kristen Knox, Washington PSR


How things got so fracking bad in Ohio
Salon - Oct 26
References PSR and Concerned Health Professionals of NY's fracking science Compendium

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