Oregon physicians for social responsibility

Officials Believe More Study Needed on Health Effects of Coal Trains

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Both Multnomah County and Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility say coal dust is likely to affect community health, but urge more research

March 12, 2013 – The precautionary principle states that in the absence of scientific consensus that an action is harmful, it's the job of the government or other entity proposing such action to prove it won't cause harm.

Oregon PSR Announces Writing Scholarship

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January 23, 2013 -- It is with great pleasure that Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility announces the fifth annual Greenfield Peace Writing  Scholarship, sponsored by Oregon PSR and named for Del Greenfield, our first executive director. Any 11th or 12th grade high school student in Oregon may enter by submitting an original essay, poem, or narrative work (maximum 600 words) reflecting on the following question:

Sen. Jeff Merkley Urges Physicians, Nurses to Raise Their Voices

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Healthcare reform, environmental legislation wouldn't have been possible without the voices of providers, he told those attending the Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility event

January 22, 2013 -- According to public opinion polls, U.S. Senators are less well-liked and less well-respected than cockroaches, Sen. Jeff Merkley told a small crowd of physicians, nurses and community members last week. Doctors and nurses, on the other, consistently rank at the top of public opinion polls – so when it comes to public policy, their opinions often hold more sway.

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