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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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Facing Up to the Climate Crisis

The world must cap the rise in global temperatures more tightly and much faster than previously recognized—and doing that will require “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society” by countries around the world.


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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Stop the EPA’s assault on the climate!

INACTIVE – Tell your members of Congress that the EPA’s proposed action is irresponsible and dangerous to health. Urge them to speak out against this dangerous roll-back.


Partial Victory: Permits Rescinded for Mountain Valley Pipeline

PSR applauds the decision made by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to rescind permits for the Mountain Valley Pipeline along its proposed route through Jefferson National Forest. Although the court’s decision was tailored to a small section of the 303-mile pipeline, this decision could have implications beyond the national forest. The court was …

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Reduce Leaking and Venting from Fracked Wells

Why would the government roll back a common-sense, health-protective rule that limits the amount of “fugitive” methane that can be leaked, vented or flared from oil and gas operations on federal and tribal lands? PSR opposes the proposal to roll back this rule, and PSR health professionals from the heavily fracked states of Colorado, New …

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