Oregon PSR Reports on Indoor Air Pollution March 22, 2024

Oregon PSR has released a report on the pollution caused by burning fossil fuels for heating and water heating in Oregon homes and buildings. The report, coauthored with  four other organizations — Verde, Beyond Toxics, Oregon Sierra Club and RMI — found that combustion from these sources generates as much lung-damaging nitrogen oxide (NOx) pollution as the state’s cement manufacturing and power generation combined. The report also found that communities of color across the state are disproportionately impacted by air pollution from homes and buildings. These important findings echo those in an October 2023 report coauthored by the national PSR office with Sierra Club and WeAct for Environmental Justice.

More Campaign Update

Gas-powered building equipment fuels poses serious public health risks

Oregon Capital Chronicle Implementing healthy air standards would significantly improve air quality across Oregon, reducing asthma and other pollution-related health issues and decrease health care...
More about Gas-powered building equipment fuels poses serious public health risks

“Forever Chemicals” in West Virginia Gas Wells

PSR proudly releases our sixth and final state-specific report on the use of “forever chemicals” in fracking and drilling for oil and gas. This report,...
More about “Forever Chemicals” in West Virginia Gas Wells

PSR National Welcomes Our Spring 2024 Cohort of Next Generation Climate and Health Ambassadors 

PSR National is excited to share that the Spring 2024 Next Generation Climate and Health Ambassadors program has started! We have welcomed young healthcare professionals...
More about PSR National Welcomes Our Spring 2024 Cohort of Next Generation Climate and Health Ambassadors