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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.


Letter to EPA on ‘Censoring Science’ Rule

Issue: air pollution | environment & health | federal government | safe food & water

Type: letter to policymaker

Letter signed by PSR and partner groups to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, opposing its proposed “Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science” rule, which would restrict the use of important scientific findings.


Letter to U.S. EPA to Allow Testimony from Those Unable to Attend Public Hearing

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

Type: letter to policymaker

PSR and partner groups signed this letter to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt urging the EPA to allow more public participation on its proposed “transparency” rule, requesting that the EPA hold multiple hearings around the country as well as allow remote attendance.


Letter on Proposed EPA Rule to Censor Science

Issue: environment & health | federal government

Type: letter to policymaker

PSR and partner groups signed this letter opposing the U.S. EPA’s proposed “Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science” rule, which would hamstring the EPA’s use of scientific information.


Letter to Justin Trudeau: Climate Leadership Means Saying No to Pipelines

Issue: environment & health | environmental justice | fracking & methane

Type: letter to policymaker

As an end-of-month deadline approaches for the fate of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline project, PSR along with over 230 civil society groups from 44 countries released an open letter being sent to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, urging him to reject the pipeline and instead begin planning for a managed decline of fossil fuel production and …

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PSR Comments to BLM Opposing Delay in Methane Standards

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

Type: testimony

PSR’s official comments opposing the Bureau of Land Management’s proposal to delay implementation of health-protective standards to reduce methane pollution and waste of natural gas produced on the national’s federal and tribal lands.


Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking

Issue: environment & health | fracking & methane

Type: report

The 2018 edition of the Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking updates the rapidly expanding evidence indicating harm to health from fracking and methane infrastructure.


Webinar: Methane Pipelines–Dangers to Health

Issue: environment & health | fracking & methane

Type: video

Fracked-gas pipelines carry toxic substances to communities located far from fracking wells. And they leak.