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Letter to EPA on Methane and VOC

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

Type: letter to policymaker

PSR, joined by 14 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.


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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Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking (Unconventional Gas and Oil Extraction)

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

Type: report

Seventh Edition A collection of nearly 2,000 abstracts of medical, scientific and investigative reports about the consequences of oil and gas drilling, fracking, and associated infrastructure. Presents evidence that these activities are dangerous to public health, the environment, and the climate cycle and a grave environmental justice issue, with communities of color, Indigenous people, and …

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Webinar: Indoor Air Pollution from Your Gas Stove

Issue: air pollution | children's health | environment & health | fracking & methane

Type: video

More than a third of U.S. households cook our meals primarily with gas. Yet most of us don’t know that when we do, we may be harming our own health. A new report, “Health Effects from Gas Stove Pollution,” presents the scientific evidence documenting dangerous levels of indoor air pollution from using a gas stove; …

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Health Effects from Gas Stove Pollution

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

Type: report

A new report, coauthored by PSR, documents dangerous levels of indoor air pollution from gas stoves. The report presents scientific evidence that gas stoves release several hazardous pollutants, notably nitrogen dioxide and carbon monoxide.


Heat Pump Infographic

Issue: environment & health | fracking & methane

Type: fact sheet | infographic

Learn how replacing your gas-burning appliances with electrically-powered alternatives, like induction stoves and electric heat pumps, is good for your health and the climate. Infographic by PSR/Philadelphia.


Webinar: Radioactive Fracking Wastewater: Chilling Threat to Health

Issue: environment & health | fracking & methane | toxic chemicals

Type: video

A chilling investigative article in the January 21 Rolling Stone magazine has found that wastewater from many oil and gas wells is dangerously radioactive. The local environment, nearby residents, and especially the oil and gas industry’s own employees may all be exposed to toxic levels of radiation—but most people are totally unaware. Watch below for …

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