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Dusty Horwitt

Dusty Horwitt has spent nearly 20 years researching and working to protect communities from the health and environmental impacts of oil and gas drilling and fracking as well as other environmental risks. An attorney and former reporter, he has written a chapter on fracking chemical disclosure for a textbook published by Elsevier. He has also been quoted in, and had his work featured in, media outlets including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Marketplace on NPR. He has played significant roles in efforts to protect New York state, the George Washington National Forest, and the Delaware River Basin from unsafe shale gas drilling and fracking. He is the author of PSR’s report Fracking with Forever Chemicals about the use of PFAS in fracking and lead author of PSR’s report Fracking with Forever Chemicals in Colorado about the use of PFAS in oil and gas extraction in the state. He is continuing to work with PSR on issues related to oil and gas chemical exposure and in April 2022 was invited to testify before the Colorado House of Representatives Energy and Environment Committee regarding legislation that would improve oil and gas chemical disclosure in the state. Previously, he worked as a deputy press secretary on Capitol Hill and as a reporter at the City News Bureau of Chicago. He is a member of the Virginia State Bar.