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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.


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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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.


Statement of Edward Ketyer, MD To the Office of Management & Budget Methane Waste Prevention Rule

Issue: children's health | climate change | fracking & methane

Type: testimony

Statement of Edward Ketyer, MD To the Office of Management & Budget Methane Waste Prevention Rule Phone Meeting — 7/20/18 The Department of the Interior and Bureau of Land Management’s proposal to roll back the Methane and Waste Prevention Rule rule benefits none of the residents who live and work in the Marcellus Shale gas …

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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.


Health Organization Letter to U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Zinke

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

Type: letter to policymaker

Letter to Secretary of the Interior Zinke, prepared by PSR and signed by allied health organizations, opposing BLM’s rollback of methane venting, flaring and leakage regulations.


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.


Video: Natural Gas Health Impacts Symposium

Issue: environment & health | fracking & methane

Type: video

PSR is proud to have participated in “Natural Gas Infrastructure and Public Health,” a high-powered conference in Boston that brought together university researchers, public health departments and concerned citizens. Watch Environment & Health Director Barbara Gottlieb’s overview presentation here, timestamp 11:10 – 46:05.