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
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.
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
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
December 4, 2016
Why we brought supplies to protesters at Standing Rock
Op-ed by PSR Board Member Dr. David Drake
Source: Des Moines Register
November 18, 2016
New fracking reports clash over effects on health, environment, climate change
Two groups of physicians on Thursday released their latest compilation of scientific studies, government and industry reports, and journalistic investigations that claim fracking for oil and natural gas damages human health, pollutes air and water, and contributes to climate change.
Source: State Impact
October 28, 2016
Doctors call for state ban on drilling and fracking
The Pennsylvania Medical Society has called for a moratorium on new shale gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing and is urging the state to establish an independent health registry and start studying fracking's public health impacts.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
October 26, 2016
Pennsylvania Medical Society Calls for a Moratorium on New Fracking, State-funded Independent Health Registry
Members of the Protect Pennsylvania: Health Professionals for a Livable Future applaud the Pennsylvania Medical Society for their two-part resolution approved on Sunday, October 23, 2016, which calls for a moratorium on new shale gas extraction using high volume hydraulic fracturing in Pennsylvania, and urges the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to fund an independent health registry and to commission research studies on the health effects of shale gas development ("fracking").
October 25, 2016
Demonstrations Planned at Schumer's Offices in Fight Against Gas Pipeline
A PSR statement argues that the pipeline presents an "unacceptable risk…to more than 20 million people in the region," suggesting its immediate suspension "to avert a potential nuclear disaster."
Source: America Magazine
October 18, 2016
Medical and Disaster Experts Investigate Pipeline Construction Next to Indian Point Nuclear Plant: Prompts Strong Call to Immediately Halt Pipeline Construction and Operation
With a sense of utmost urgency, health care professionals, nuclear and disaster experts, public officials and members of the public had a first hand look this morning at the dangerous siting of the 42 inch diameter, high pressure Spectra AIM gas pipeline only 105 feet from vital structures at the aging Indian Point nuclear power plant located near two major earthquake fault lines in the most densely populated region in the nation.
October 18, 2016
Indian Point Operators Respond to Pipeline Foes' Safety Stands
Representatives of PSR led a tour of the siting of the 42-inch pipeline, which, they said was "only 105 feet from vital structures at the aging Indian Point nuclear power plant."
Source: Cortlandt Daily Voice
September 27, 2016
Audio: Atlantic Coast Pipeline Sparks Protest in Buckingham
PSR's Barbara Gottlieb spoke out against a proposed natural gas compressor station in Virginia, citing the risk of leaks and explosions.