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Mercury and Air Toxics Comments

Issue: air pollution | environment & health | federal government | toxic chemicals

Type: letter to policymaker

Comments from PSR and partner groups opposing the U.S. EPA’s health-endangering proposal to roll back the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS).


Webinar: Messaging on the Climate Emergency

Issue: climate change | environment & health

Type: video

How do you talk about climate change without turning off your listener? How can you convey the severe threats that climate change poses, without driving people into either denial or despair? Learn from guest speaker Meighen Speiser what the communications researchers advise about what to say and how to say it. Just named ecoAmerica’s executive …

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Webinar: Why We Must Protect Clean Air Act Authority in Climate Legislation

Issue: air pollution | climate change | environment & health | federal government

Type: video

While well-designed federal policy to address the threat of climate change and protect our health is urgently needed, there are some legislative proposals being offered which could effectually undermine the efforts to reduce US carbon pollution. In particular, provisions that weaken or remove the EPA’s authority under the Clean Air Act to set carbon pollution …

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Letter to the Editor Guidelines

Issue: environment & health | fracking & methane

Type: fact sheet

How to produce an effective Letter to the Editor through 2 simple acronyms. Especially useful for writing about fracked gas.


Webinar: Creating Robust and Effective State Renewable Portfolio Standards

Issue: climate change | environment & health | renewable energy

Type: powerpoint | video

This PSR webinar features three of our chapter experts discussing state renewable energy solutions for the electricity sector. Specifically, they focused on how best to structure an effective state Renewable Portfolio Standard. The speakers covered issues such as: pushing for the strongest targets possible, keeping “dirty” imposters out of the “clean and safe” definition for …

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Video: Medical Symposium: Health Impacts of Oil and Gas Development in Colorado

Issue: environment & health | fracking & methane

Type: video

Video from the recent symposium in Fort Collins, CO for health professionals and concerned area residents, focusing on the health impacts of fracking and the substantially enlarged production sites expanding rapidly in the Front Range. The symposium was endorsed by PSR National and the PSR Colorado Working Group participated. Featuring Beth L. Ewaskowitz, PhD, pharmacologist; …

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Comments on EPA’s Proposed Methane Leakage Rule Change

Issue: climate change | environment & health | federal government | fracking & methane

Type: letter to policymaker | testimony

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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Webinar: Latest on Climate Science and Impacts

Issue: climate change | environment & health

Type: video

PSR webinar featuring speaker Hunter Cutting, Director of Strategic Communications at Climate Nexus and an expert reviewer for the IPCC 1.5 report. He discusses the latest climate science and the range of impacts projected with a focus on health, and covers what needs to be done from an emissions reductions and economic transition perspective to …

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Letter to EPA on the Office of Children’s Health Protection

Issue: children's health | environment & health | federal government

Type: letter to policymaker

Letter to EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler, signed by PSR and partner groups, expressing concern over the decision to place the director of the Office of Children’s Health Protection (OCHP), Dr. Ruth Etzel, on administrative leave without explanation, potentially signaling a lack of concern for the importance of children’s health.


Fracking and Water Contamination

Issue: environment & health | fracking & methane | safe food & water

Type: fact sheet

Hydraulic fracturing combines water with an array of chemicals, some of which are carcinogenic, endocrine-disruptive, or otherwise toxic. The result is the contamination of huge quantities of water, with potential immediate and long-term threats to health.