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Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking and Associated Gas and Oil Infrastructure

Issue: Environment & Health | fracking & methane | safe food & water | toxic chemicals

Type: fact sheets & infographics | reports

Eighth Edition PSR is proud to co-release the eighth edition of the fracking “Compendium,” a collection of some 2,000 abstracts of and links to medical, scientific and investigative reports about the consequences of oil and gas drilling, fracking, and infrastructure. This unique resource presents evidence that fracking-related activities harm public health, the environment, and the climate; links provide easy access to the source material. The 2022 edition …

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Mercury and Air Toxics PSR Testimony

Issue: air pollution | children's health | coal | Environment & Health | environmental justice | Equity & Justice | safe food & water | toxic chemicals

Type: policy positions & testimony

PSR Environment & Health Director Barbara Gottlieb and PSR Climate Ambassadors Janis B. Petzel, MD and Alan Lockwood, MD, FAAN, FANA, testified before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in support of the EPA reaffirming and strengthening the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards for Power Plants rule. Read Barbara Gottlieb’s testimony Read Dr. Janis Petzel’s testimony …

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Webinar: Fracking with PFAS in Colorado

Issue: Environment & Health | fracking & methane | safe food & water | toxic chemicals

Type: video & audio

A new report by Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) presents previously unpublicized evidence that energy firms have used a class of extremely toxic chemicals known as PFAS in Colorado oil and gas wells since at least 2008. Furthermore, Colorado law allows oil and gas companies to withhold fracking chemical identities from the public and from …

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Fracking with “Forever Chemicals” in Colorado

Issue: Environment & Health | fracking & methane | toxic chemicals

Type: reports

PSR is proud to release the latest in our series of reports on the use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in oil and gas wells. Fracking with “Forever Chemicals” in Colorado analyzes industry data to document that companies have used PFAS (and/or substances that could degrade into PFAS) in drilling and fracking for oil …

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PSR Testimony on Toxic Mercury Pollution

Issue: air pollution | children's health | coal | Environment & Health | environmental justice | Equity & Justice | safe food & water | toxic chemicals

Type: policy positions & testimony

On September 8th, 2021, Barbara Gottlieb, Environment and Health Program director, represented Physicians for Social Responsibility in front of the United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB). She commented on the need for the EPA to reinstate their Mercury and Air Toxics rule, which was cut during the previous administration. This rule limits toxic …

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Video: Fracking with Your Health

Issue: Environment & Health | fracking & methane | safe food & water | toxic chemicals

Type: video & audio

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: slideshows

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: reports

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 & audio

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.


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: reports

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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