September 21, 2017
Reject legislation that will harm our environment
Op-ed by PSR member Dr. Alan Peterson on several proposed state bills in Pennsylvania that would expand fracking and weaken coal pollution regulations at the expense of public health.
Source: Lancaster Online
August 1, 2017
Pressure Builds in Virginia Gubernatorial Campaign Over Proposed Pipelines
PSR's Dr. Tina Smusz and Kathy Attar discuss the potential health impacts of two proposed natural gas pipelines on local communities in Virginia.
July 10, 2017
Dozens testify against Trump administration's proposed delay of key methane rule
At the hearing, Barbara Gottlieb, director of environment and health for PSR, told the three-member EPA panel that the scientific community now has multiple peer-reviewed studies that show a statistical association between living near an oil and gas drilling site and severe human health impacts.
July 5, 2017
Health Advocates Call Court's Ruling to Regulate Methane a Win for Clean Air and a Healthy Climate
In a win for public health and the climate, the federal appeals court in Washington blocked the Trump administration’s suspension of EPA standards that keep methane and toxic gas pollution from oil and gas wells out of the air we breathe.
June 30, 2017
Health risks of fracked gas infrastructure
Letter to the Editor co-authored by PSR's Dr. Ira Helfand.
Source: Daily Hampshire Gazette
June 19, 2017
Time to move forward on energy solutions
Letter to the editor from Western North Carolina PSR's Dr. Lew Patrie.
Source: Asheville Citizen-Times
June 11, 2017
Vancouver oil terminal will be hazardous to our health
Op-ed by PSR member Dr. Stan Freidberg.
Source: The Columbian
May 10, 2017
Physicians for Social Responsibility Applauds Methane Vote Victory
PSR applauds the U.S. Senate’s vote against a resolution that would have eliminated the Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management (BLM) rule to minimize natural gas waste and emissions on federal and tribal lands.
April 19, 2017
Audio: LA to study banning oil production around homes, schools, hospitals and other public places
Martha Dina Argüello, executive director of PSR-Los Angeles, said community activists have moved past fracking and now want to end all oil production in the city entirely. She said LA's stated vision of a sustainable city is incompatible with urban oil development.
Source: 89.3 KPCC
April 17, 2017
Despite clear bipartisan support for a ban, the state may be paving the way for fracking
Gynecologist obstetrician and PSR member Deborah Trehy, MD speaks out against fracking in Florida, citing health concerns.
Source: Creative Loafing Tampa
April 5, 2017
Push for fracking ban is no joke
PSR's Dr. Lynn Ringenberg spoke out in favor of a ban on fracking in Florida.
Source: Tampa Bay Times
April 5, 2017
Frack no: Energy group travels here to 'protest'
"The health risks of fracking are far too great to Floridians and to our fragile aquifer that gives us our drinking water, supports agriculture and supports tourism," said PSR's Dr. Todd Sack in a statement.
Source: Clay Today
April 5, 2017
Activists Rally Against Fracking in Tallahassee
Over 200 activists and caring citizens from across the state of Florida held a rally in the state capital of Tallahassee and met with legislators to educate them about the environmental, economic and health harm from fracking. PSR Florida was well represented.
March 30, 2017
Does fracking violate human rights?: How to Test the Question
This piece on the human rights implications of the impacts of fracking cites PSR's Fracking Compendium.
Source: Center for Humans & Nature
March 17, 2017
Letter to the Editor from PSR's Dr. Lynn Ringenberg urging support for a ban on fracking in Florida.
Source: Naples Daily News
March 3, 2017
Audio: Fossil Fuels and Your Health: Physicians for Social Responsibility Report
Radio interview with PSR's Barbara Gottlieb on health impacts from fossil fuels.
Source: Planet Philadelphia G-Town Radio
February 6, 2017
Industry-Backed Congress Members Want to Roll Back Protections Against Dangerous Methane Pollution
Op-ed from PSR's Kathy Attar.
February 4, 2017
Don't roll back methane rules
Letter to the Editor from PSR Maine's Dr. Janis Petzel.
Source: Bangor Daily News
January 30, 2017
Florida Fracking Ban Bill Draws Bipartisan Support
Florida PSR's Dr. Lynn Ringenberg discusses the health and environmental dangers of fracking.
Source: Inside Climate News
December 5, 2016
Wisconsin Doctor Who Treated Dakota Pipeline Protesters Is Cautiously Optimistic (Audio)
Interview with PSR Wisconsin member Dr. Jasmine Wiley.
Source: Wisconsin Public Radio