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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.


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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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.


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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