toxic chemicals

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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Texas, New Mexico Reports Coming on PFAS in Fracking

December 22, 2022
Aerial shot of fracking sites

Worried about dangerous chemicals used in fracking? You should be – especially in light of the revelations PSR has been publishing about the use of PFAS chemicals in fracking operations in multiple states.

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PFAS: Toxic Chemicals To Understand & Avoid

November 28, 2022

This month, PSR’s My Green Doctor explains why PFAS are important and how your patients can avoid them.

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Lawsuit by Washington County homeowner says fracking caused “forever chemicals” to contaminate his drinking water

November 7, 2022

Article from Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 quoting PSR-PA’s Dr. Ned Ketyer.

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Group finds PFAS ‘forever’ chemicals used in Ohio oil and gas wells

September 30, 2022
Cows near a fracking site

Coverage of PSR’s report on “forever” chemicals used in Ohio oil and gas wells, from The Allegheny Front.

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“Forever” chemicals used in Ohio oil, gas wells

September 29, 2022

PSR’s latest report reveals use of toxic PFAS chemicals in Ohio oil and gas wells. Read what happened, and what states can do to prevent use of these “forever” chemicals.

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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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How Colorado is preventing PFAS contamination from the oil and gas industry

August 4, 2022

Coverage in Environmental Health News of PFAS research by PSR’s Dusty Horwitt.

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PFAS: The latest toxic concern for those near fracking

August 4, 2022
Cows near a fracking site

Environmental Health News article citing PSR’s PFAS reports and quoting author Dusty Horwitt.

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New From PSR: Gaps in Fracking Chemical Disclosure Rules May Pose Threat to Human Health

July 12, 2022

Our new report shows that in the 16 leading oil- and gas-producing states, chemical manufacturers are not required to disclose what fracking chemicals they use.

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