New fracking Compendium lauded in Rolling Stone
PSR and Concerned Health Professionals of New York proudly release the fifth edition of the Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking. The report compiles and summarizes the mounting evidence that fracking and related infrastructure harm health. A major article in Rolling Stone magazine, drawing in part on interviews with PSR experts, called the report "the most authoritative study of its kind." Read the Compendium here. Read the Rolling Stone article here.
Court Overrules Attack on Methane Rule
A federal judge overturned the Trump administration's delay of the methane waste prevention rule. Oil and gas companies must now comply with the rule's requirements to prevent waste of methane (natural gas) extracted on publicly owned lands, and reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. The Interior Department sought to the delay the rule; doing so would have wasted $330 million in taxpayer-owned methane gas annually, increased climate change, and harmed the health of people living and working on or near this oil and gas development.
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We can't prepare for nuclear war; we must prevent it.
Outbursts from nuclear-armed leaders coupled with false missile alarms have elevated the salience of nuclear dangers. We need real remedies for this grave public health threat, not "duck-and-cover" methods of preparedness. Health professionals insist that prevention is the cure. We're channeling fears into viable policy solutions to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons. Learn more about health leadership for nuclear disarmament.
Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) is a landmark treaty that marks the beginning of the end of the nuclear age. The TPNW is a sign of progress showcasing agreement among the international community that nuclear weapons are illegitimate weapons of mass destruction that must be eliminated. The medical community played a leadership role in advocating for the TPNW as a public health solution to growing nuclear dangers.
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