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PSR Maine’s 2022 Year in Review

Because of your past support, PSR Maine has had a successful year working to reduce threats to public health by influencing public opinion and promoting science-based policies.

Applications for the Back from the Brink Internship are Now Open!

Physicians for Social Responsibility Maine (PSR Maine) is seeking a student intern to work with us in 2023 to increase the number of Maine municipalities, and other organizations and institutions to pass resolutions as part of a national campaign to prevent nuclear war called Bank from the Brink. View the position description

Remembering the Face of Annihilation: PSR’s Geoff Gratwick, MD

August 6 and 9 are days of remembrance. On those days in 1945, the U.S. dropped two atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing more than 200,000 civilians. Those two days changed the world forever. We now know the face of annihilation. READ MORE

Maine Voices: Congressional delegation should press for nuclear de-escalation

Mainers collectively pay $257 million a year in taxes toward the arms race, exacerbating the detonation threat and diverting crucial resources. BY BENJAMIN T. COLLINGS SPECIAL TO THE PRESS HERALD Aug. 6 and 7 marked the 74th commemoration of the detonation of nuclear weapons at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. READ MORE

PSR in the news

We must prevent war with Iran By Maureen McCue, Tribune New Service. The BDN publishes opinions from partner news services to bring a wider variety of perspectives to readers. • June 3, 2019 11:52 am As a physician and member of Physicians for Social Responsibility, I am deeply troubled by the intemperate rhetoric about Iran coming from …

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Solar success

Passage of the most recent version of a solar energy bill, LD 1711, is good news for Maine. The legislation was sponsored by Lincoln County Sen. Dana Dow, a Republican, and approved by a majority in the House and Senate. Locally, Sen. Erin Herbig, D-Waldo County, and Reps. Scott Cuddy, D-Winterport; Jan Dodge, D-Belfast; Vicki …

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PSR Maine in the news

A psychiatrist, Janis Petzel, gave a chilling talk, “Death by Degrees: The Health Crisis of Climate Change in Maine.” Global warming means more Lyme disease and other insect-borne sicknesses such as anaplasmosis; more heat exhaustion, READ MORE