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Proposed Weymouth Compressor Station Draws More Opposition

Article from WBUR on the growing opposition to the proposed compressor station in Weymouth, MA, citing Greater Boston PSR’s new report, which concludes that air pollution from the compressor station would pose “an unacceptable health risk to the surrounding community.”


Exciting wins against VA pipelines

Valiant activists, including some with whom PSR has collaborated for years, are celebrating two important wins against pipelines in Virginia. Virginia’s State Water Control Board voted recently to reconsider its earlier decision to grant a water quality certification to the Mountain Valley pipeline. That’s due in part to the tireless work of Tina Smusz, MD, …

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“Our organizations are deeply concerned”: PSR and 19 Additional Health Organizations Submit Comments on EPA’s Proposed Rule Changes for New Source Performance Standards

On December 17, twenty health and public health organizations submitted comments to Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler protesting the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s proposed weakening of for the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS), which regulate leakage of methane and toxic gases from oil and gas wells.


EPA’s proposed methane rule rollback would endanger health and the climate

The U.S. EPA is proposing to roll back the rules that restrict methane and toxic gas leakage from oil and gas wells across the country. This roll-back would endanger health locally, and damage the climate globally. PSR responded with strong comments about these health impacts—and 19 other health professional and public health groups joined to …

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Greater Boston PSR Opposes Proposed Compressor Station

PSR members in Virginia have been fighting a proposed fracked-gas compressor station for years. Now, Greater Boston PSR has raised health concerns about a compressor station proposed for their area. The chapter’s steering committee has sent a letter to the Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, criticizing a Health Impact Assessment that was …

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EPA rolls back methane capture rules

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continued its promotion of fossil fuels—and its assault on the climate and public health—with a proposal to weaken the requirements for monitoring and repairing methane leaks from oil and gas wells. This climate-busting proposal would undo a 2016 rule that required oil and gas companies to perform leak inspections as …

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