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Building Electrification, Climate, and Health: An Advocacy Toolkit

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

Type: advocacy materials | toolkit

A toolkit of resources on building electrification, featuring materials created by PSR chapters.


Letter to EPA on Methane and VOC

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

Type: letter to policymaker

PSR, joined by 29 other health organizations and 9 PSR chapters, sent a letter to EPA Administrator Regan requesting strong action to control methane and VOC emissions from the oil and gas industry.


Video: Fracking with Your Health

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

Type: video

Physicians for Social Responsibility aren’t fracking with your health. It’s time our energy sources did the same.


Fracking with “Forever Chemicals”: Slideshow

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

Type: powerpoint

Slide presentation summarizing PSR’s latest report, “Fracking with ‘Forever’ Chemicals.”


Fracking with “Forever Chemicals”

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

Type: report

This report presents previously unpublicized evidence that major oil and gas companies, including ExxonMobil and Chevron, have used per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), or substances that could degrade into PFAS, in hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) for oil and gas in more than 1,200 wells in six U.S. states. Toxic in minuscule concentrations, these man-made chemicals accumulate …

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Webinar: Exposé on use in fracking of previously unknown, highly dangerous chemicals

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

Type: video

PSR has released an important exposé documenting the use of previously unknown, highly dangerous chemicals in fracking. Watch our webinar on these groundbreaking findings below.


Letter on Federal Fossil Fuel Programs

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

Type: letter to policymaker

A letter to Interior Secretary Debra Haaland, signed by PSR, calling on the Biden administration to undertake a comprehensive environmental review to align federal fossil fuel programs with the goal of limiting warming to 1.5 Celsius. Download


Webinar: Fracking air pollution and Covid-19: Possible links?

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

Type: video

Joint webinar from PSR and Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments, examining the possible links between air pollution from oil and gas operations and greater susceptibility to Covid-19. The webinar presents highlights of recent reports on this topic by both ANHE and PSR: Air Pollution and Covid-19: A Dangerous Combination Physicians for Social Responsibility Nurses …

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Letter to EPA on Methane and Ethane

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

Type: letter to policymaker

Letter to the EPA asking for rulemaking to remove methane and ethane from “Negligibly Reactive” list, signed by PSR and partner groups.


Air Pollution and Covid-19: A Dangerous Combination

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

Type: report

Does living near active oil and gas wells increase rates of COVID-19 infection and death? PSR explores this chilling possibility in a new white paper, Air Pollution and COVID-19: A Dangerous Combination. The report examines five counties in Colorado and five in New Mexico, each with high levels of oil and gas activity. Among its …

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