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April 30, 2019

Peace and Security

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Too Much Money for Nukes, Not Enough for Human Health

Imagine what we could invest in instead of shelling out billions of dollars each year for nuclear weapons. That money could be used to fund essential, life-saving programs and services that don't involve destruction of the planet—e.g. clean water, nutrition for schoolchildren, healthcare disparities, income inequality, environmental health hazards and many other vital issues.

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Environment & Health

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My Green Doctor helps practioners go green

Looking for patient-oriented brochures on climate change and health? PSR board member Todd Sack, MD has prepared a series of brochures that PSR members are free to use. Access them here. They are part of Dr. Sack's larger "My Green Doctor" project, which helps practitioners green their healthcare offices and save energy and money. The project includes a wide variety of simple steps, as well as brief instructions that can easily be inserted into a Green Team or staff meeting agenda. PSR clinicians are invited to register for My Green Doctor, free of charge.

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San Bruno Gas Explosion

PSR: "Trump's Executive Orders on Pipelines Endanger Public Health to Favor Polluter Profits"

President Donald Trump has announced two new executive orders to make it easier for companies to build oil and gas infrastructure and projects, and more difficult for states to block them—precisely at a time when we know we must rapidly reduce our extraction and use of fossil fuels to mitigate the impacts of climate change. Read PSR's statement condemning the decision.

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PSR Board

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PSR Welcomes New Board Members

Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) is delighted to announce the addition of six new board members: Joy L. Blackwood; Dr. Natasha DeJarnett; Dr. Gwen DuBois; Dr. Michael Martin; Surili Patel; and Dr. Linda Rudolph. Read our official press release here.

Our new board members bring a variety of backgrounds and expertise to the organization, including medical and public health professional experience, policy advocacy, organizational leadership, and much, much more.

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PSR Actions

Tell your representative: Vote for Climate Action Now!

In the news

Earth Day 2019
Ned Ketyer, MD, Philadelphia PSR, Pedia Blog - Apr 22


Earth Day 2019: Our Planet in Peril
Robert Dodge, MD, PSR Board Member, Common Dreams - Apr 22


Environmentalists urge City Hall to halt crude oil exports through Portland
The Oregonian - Apr 19
Features letter signed by several organization leaders, including Regna Merritt of Oregon PSR


A short changed public
Kristen Knox, MD, Washington PSR, Bothell-Kenmore Reporter - Apr 18


Colorado gets it right with Senate Bill 181—and now the hard work begins
The Colorado Sun - Apr 17
References PSR and Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments (ANHE)'s lawsuit on fracking


Mercury and Air Toxics Comments
Comments from PSR and partner groups opposing the U.S. EPA's health-endangering proposal to roll back the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) - Apr 17


Saving Generation Juliana
Proto Magazine - Apr 16
Features quotes from Regina LaRocque, MD, MPH, and Jim Recht, MD, of Greater Boston PSR and Lynn Ringenberg, MD of PSR Florida


Trump Wants to End Regulation That Cut Mercury Pollution by 81 Percent
Daniel Wolk, MD, PSR Philadelphia Member, Truthout - Apr 16


Great challenges require great vision
Robert Dodge, MD, PSR Board Member, The Hill - Apr 14


Compressor station threatens Weymouth's health and safety
Anna Baker, MPH, and Regina LaRocque, MD, MPH, Greater Boston PSR, The Patriot Ledger - Apr 12


History Makers Praised For Service, Compassion, Justice
WGLT 98.1 FM (Illinois State University, NPR) - Apr 12
Features Jana Edge's work with PSR


As Mass Timber Takes Off, How Green Is This New Building Material?
Yale Environment 360 - Apr 9
Featuring letter signed by Oregon PSR and other groups


Video: NATO and US Foreign Policy: Dangers Ahead - Apr 2
Video of RootsAction press conference on NATO anniversary featuring PSR Nuclear Weapons Abolition Director Martin Fleck as a panelist


Florida senator: Filter lead from water in older schools
AP News - Apr 2
Quotes Ronald Saff, MD, PSR Florida


How the cost of nuclear weapons impact Mainers
Andrew Cadot, PSR Maine, and David Batuski, Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), The Times Record - Apr 1


State warns NASA it must uphold agreement to clean up its part of Santa Susana field lab
Ventura County Star - Apr 1
Quotes Denise Duffield, PSR-Los Angeles


Resolution focusing on preventing nuclear war is worthy of support
Edward Walworth, MD, PSR Maine member, The Lewiston Sun Journal - Mar 31


Making Nuclear Weapons Menacing Again
Michael Klare, The Nation - Mar 21
Features Back from the Brink and


Resolution on nukes aims to pull us 'back from the brink'
Gray Fitzgerald, The Concord Monitor - Mar 20
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