August 17, 2011
Remembering Sen. Mark Hatfield and hoping we can learn from his powerful example
Sen. Mark Hatfield (R-OR) was a true statesman -- a public servant who worked across party lines to pursue peace. As we remember Sen. Hatfield, let this moment be one in which we ask our leaders to put aside narrow concerns about the next election and help us find a path we can all be proud of. Read more »
August 6th and 9th mark Hiroshima and Nagasaki Atomic Bombings
Over 50 commemorations were held across the country in memory of the victims of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings this past week. For many, those attacks marked a life-time commitment to abolition nuclear weapons. PSR recognizes that we still have hard path ahead of us with an opposition that will not relent. Don’t miss the moving photos from these events.
The Clean Air Promise Campaign
Meet some of the concerned citizens -- physicians, nurses, medical students and others from all walks of life -- 948 in all -- who have pledged to promote healthy air to protect America's children and families from dangerous air pollution. They all signed a promise to support clean air policies and other protections that scientists have recommended to the EPA to safeguard our air quality. You can, too. If you haven’t signed the promise yet, please do so now and help us reach 1,000 signatures.
PSR Opposes Delaying Safety Improvements at US Reactors
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Fukushima Task Force recently released recommendations (pdf) for safety improvements at US reactors based on lessons from the Japanese disaster. While not comprehensive, these recommendations should be implemented quickly. Yet, a majority of NRC Commissioners voted to punt them for further review. PSR asserts that the NRC has a responsibility to act to protect public health.
PSR Philadelphia Partners with WHEN
Longtime collaborators PSR Philadelphia and Women's Health & Environmental Network (WHEN) are joining to form a single organization that will focus on environmental health and nonviolence in the Philadelphia region. Executive Director Kate Etherington says, "It is a natural outgrowth of a long partnership between WHEN and Philadelphia PSR." Learn more »