Press Release

PSR Responds to the Introduction of the Gas Stove Protection and Freedom Act 

February 3, 2023

In response to Sen. Joe Manchin and Sen. Ted Cruz’s introduction of the Gas Stove Protection and Freedom Act, Barbara Gottlieb, Director for Environment & Health for PSR, issued the following statement.

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PSR Statement on the Murder of Indigenous Forest Defender, Manuel “Tortuguita” Esteban Paez Terán

January 27, 2023

PSR mourns the death of Tortuguita, and condemns state violence enacted against environmentalists in the United States and abroad. 

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PSR Statement on the 2023 Doomsday Clock Announcement

January 24, 2023
Doomsday Clock at 90 Seconds to Midnight

This announcement by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moving the Clock closer to midnight reminds us that we cannot prepare for nuclear war, we must prevent it.

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A Message from Our Executive Director

January 23, 2023

PSR today announced that Jeff Carter, who has led the organization as its Executive Director since 2017, will step down later this year.

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PSR Staff Testifies Before EPA on Proposed Methane Rule

January 12, 2023

PSR staff testified to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) during hearings to pass a proposed rule reducing leaks of methane and other harmful pollutants from oil and gas operations across the country. 

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PSR Statement on the EPA’s Proposed Soot Standard

January 9, 2023

PSR is disappointed by the EPA’s lax decision to propose an annual health standard for soot that does not prioritize human health.

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PSR Advises Biden: Rewrite the Nuclear Posture Review

October 28, 2022

The NPR disregards the increasing numbers of Americans who are calling to redirect these resources to urgent needs like food insecurity, access to health care, and the climate change crisis — to name just a few. 

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PSR Statement on the Escalating Nuclear Threat in Ukraine

October 19, 2022

It is critical that we all understand that any use of nuclear weapons – tactical, low-yield, or otherwise – would have catastrophic health impacts for the immediate victims and our collective future.

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Oil and Gas Companies Have Used PFAS in Ohio Wells; ‘Trade Secret’ Laws Limit Public’s Ability to Know Full Extent of Use

September 29, 2022

Previously unpublicized information unearthed by PSR shows that a class of extremely toxic and persistent chemicals known as PFAS has been used in Ohio’s oil and gas wells since at least 2013.

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PSR Statement on the Inflation Reduction Act Becoming Law

August 18, 2022

PSR celebrates President Biden’s signing of the Inflation Reduction Act, making it the law of the land and solidifying the nation’s largest investment ever to address the climate crisis.

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