Oil and gas companies used PFAS in Texas wells, but the extent of its use is obscured by six billion pounds of “trade secret” chemicals.
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.
PSR mourns the death of Tortuguita, and condemns state violence enacted against environmentalists in the United States and abroad.
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.
PSR today announced that Jeff Carter, who has led the organization as its Executive Director since 2017, will step down later this year.
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.
PSR is disappointed by the EPA’s lax decision to propose an annual health standard for soot that does not prioritize human health.
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.
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.
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.
PSR Past President Dr. Ira Helfand co-authors this response to an article favoring nuclear deterrence.
Article in PLOS Global Public Health co-authored by Dr. Laalitha Surapaneni, PSR Board Member.
Op-ed by PSR Board Member Robert Dodge, MD in Common Dreams.
Coverage of PSR lawsuit in Boulder Weekly, quoting PSR Colorado’s Deborah Segaloff, PhD.
Coverage in the Missoula Current of PSR lawsuit, quoting PSR Colorado’s Deborah Segaloff, PhD.
Coverage of PSR lawsuit over proposed trail on land contaminated with radioactive waste, from Denver 7 ABC.
Coverage of PSR lawsuit from Fox 31 Denver, quoting PSR Colorado’s Deborah Segaloff, PhD.
Coverage in The Denver Post of lawsuit brought by PSR over proposed trail on plutonium-contaminated land.
Op-ed by Michael J. Martin, MD in the San Jose Mercury News.
Clean Technica article quoting PSR-Los Angeles’ Edgar Barrazza.