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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.


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.


Barbara Gottlieb’s Testimony on EPA Methane Standards

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

Type: testimony

Testimony of Barbara Gottlieb Physicians for Social Responsibility Speaking On the Oil and Gas New Source Performance Standards Docket IDs No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0505 and EPA-HQ-OAR-2017-0346 July 10, 2017 Washington, DC I’m Barbara Gottlieb, Director for Environment & Health at Physicians for Social Responsibility. We are a national nonprofit whose mission is to protect human life from …

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Fracking – Too Dirty, Too Dangerous

Issue: environment & health | fracking & methane

Type: video

Former executive director of Physicians for Social Responsibility, Catherine Thomasson, MD, presents findings from PSR’s report “Too Dirty, Too Dangerous: Why Health Professionals Reject Natural Gas”. It is based on summaries of recent medical and scientific studies which clearly convey the health threats that accompany use of methane as a fuel.


Webinar: Too Dirty, Too Dangerous

Issue: environment & health | fracking & methane

Type: powerpoint | video

Why health professionals reject natural gas Are you concerned about fracking? Natural gas pipelines and compressor stations? The push to replace coal-fired power plants with gas-burning ones? You’re right to be concerned! Watch PSR’s latest webinar for more information on just how bad natural gas is for health and for the climate.