November 16, 2015
PSR Florida Fracking-Ban Resolution
A resolution supporting legislation providing for a statewide ban on hydraulic fracturing, acid fracturing, or any well stimulation performed for the purposes of exploration or production of oil or natural gas in the state of Florida.
October 20, 2015
PSR pushes for stronger fracking regulations in PA
"The closer you live to a frack site, the more likely that you will be sick with asthma, heart trouble, nausea from polluted water or stress from disruption of your lifestyle," said Dr. Robert Little, a representative of Physicians for Social Responsibility.
Source: Harrisburg Patriot-News
October 16, 2015
Fracking Studies Overwhelmingly Indicate Threats to Public Health
A compendium of fracking research published this week by Concerned Health Professionals of New York and PSR includes reviews of more than 500 fracking-related studies and concludes that there is "no evidence that fracking can be practiced in a manner that does not threaten human health."
Source: Inside Climate News
September 2, 2015
Why Northwest Doctors Oppose Oil-by-Rail Development
A recent report from the Oregon and Washington chapters of PSR summarizes the potential health impacts of proposed oil-by-rail developments in the Northwest.
August 28, 2015
Hydraulic Fracturing Linked to Increases in Hospitalization Rates in the Marcellus Shale Region, According to Penn Study
This study linking fracking to hospitalizations was co-authored by PSR Board member Dr. Poune Saberi.
Source: Penn Medicine
July 9, 2015
Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility Launches Campaign Against Fracking Industry Secrets
Today, Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility (Chesapeake PSR) launched a campaign to pressure the oil and gas industry to release important information about the health risks caused by drilling and hydraulic fracturing.
May 8, 2015
Oregon PSR Applauds Mayor Hales' Decision to Withdraw Support for Dangerous Propane Terminal in Portland
If Pembina brings this project to the Portland City Council for a vote, it will lose the vote in the face of fierce opposition from a powerful coalition working to protect the health of our climate and communities.
February 4, 2015
When a train derails in your backyard
A letter to the editor from PSR Philadelphia Executive Director Cherie Eichholz
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
December 27, 2014
Letter: Cardiologist thanks Cuomo for fracking decision
PSR-NY member, Dr. Bart Schoenfeld, offers his thanks to Gov Cuomo for banning fracking in New York.
Source: Poughkeepsie Journal
December 23, 2014
Letter: Analyses support decision to ban fracking statewide
Research analyses confirm need for ban on high-volume hydraulic fracturing and thank New York Govenor Cuomo for choosing to protect the state's health and water sources.
Source: Times Herald-Record
December 17, 2014
Fracking ban in NY prompts calls for MD to follow suit
"New York made the right decision," said Dr. Gina Angiola, a board member of Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility. "Science now confirms that unconventional natural gas development has the potential to cause both short-term and long-term health impacts, some of which may be irreversible.”
Source: Baltimore Sun
December 17, 2014
Groups Urge Legislature to Keep Fracking Out of Maryland
Press release CPSR, AHNE, FWW
Source: Chesapeake PSR
October 22, 2014
Fracking could lead to irreversible health effects
An op-ed co-authored by Chesapeake PSR's Tim Whitehouse.
Source: Montgomery Gazette
October 14, 2014
Companies must disclose the public health impact of fracking
Chesapeake PSR executive director Tim Whitehouse wrote this letter to the editor on how to protect the public from the health impacts of fracking.
Source: Baltimore Sun
August 20, 2014
Doctors Outraged by Claims That Health Officials Ignored Residents Sickened by Drilling
Philadelphia PSR and other groups are speaking out against the state health department for ignoring reports of fracking-related health impacts.
July 31, 2014
Retired Coal Miner to EPA: "We're Dying, Literally Dying, for you To Help Us"
Dr. Poune Saberi discusses the ways natural gas production impacts human health.
Source: Think Progress
April 17, 2014
PSR-initiated fracking bill lauded: "Fracking chemicals should be disclosed"
PSR-Chesapeake helped launch legislation in Maryland to allow health professionals to learn what chemicals are used in hydraulic fracturing. A Maryland newspaper penned a highly supportive editorial.
Source: Frederick News-Post
March 12, 2014
House panel supports Keystone XL pipeline
Florida PSR steering committee member Dr. Ron Saff testified against HB 281, which would encourage the president to give approval to the pipeline project. Dr. Saff said, "We should decrease our addiction to oil, not increase it with the Keystone pipeline."
Source: The Florida Current
March 7, 2014
Florida PSR Hosts Fracking Expert
PSR/Florida sponsored Craig Stevens, Groundswell Rising Community Outreach Coordinator to come to Tallahassee to help us educate members of the legislature on the dangers of hydraulic fracturing.
January 24, 2014
Chapter Submits Comments on Health Study
Chesapeake PSR has recommended that the authors of a state-commissioned report on the health impacts of natural gas production in the Marcellus Shale develop a new statement of purpose; that the report contain a separate section or appendix with information on the chemicals used in the HVHF process; and that report contain a separate section on the limitations of the report.