Burning Fossil Fuel in Our Buildings Harms the Health of New Yorkers

A New York Statement on Fossil Fuels in Our Buildings October 13, 2022 As New York State public health, environmental health, patient advocacy, healthcare, nursing, and physician organizations, we declare burning fossil fuels in our buildings a significant climate and health risk. We call for immediate action to protect the health of New Yorkers and […]

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CHPNY joins the Science and Environmental Health Network

For immediate release Media contact: Carolyn Raffensperger, (515) 450-2320, raffenspergerc@cs.com Health Professionals and Scientists Groups Launch New Partnership to Address Fracking’s Environmental Justice and Community Impacts Biologist and author, Sandra Steingraber, PhD, named senior scientist at SEHN Two leading organizations of health professionals and scientists focused on environmental harms, Concerned Health Professionals of New York […]

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Letter to DRBC Regarding Gibbstown, NJ Export Facility

September 3, 2020 Delaware River Basin Commission25 Cosey RoadWest Trenton NJ 08628 Governor Andrew M. CuomoMember of the Delaware River Basin CommissionNYS State Capitol BuildingAlbany NY 12224 The Honorable Tom WolfOffice of the Governor of Pennsylvania508 Main Capitol BuildingHarrisburg PA 17120 Governor Phillip D. MurphyMember of the Delaware River Basin CommissionPO Box 001Trenton NJ 08625 […]

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Doctors Release New Comprehensive Fracking Impacts Report & Deliver Over 100 Recent Studies to Governor Wolf

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, November 17, 2016 Contact: Danielle Filson, danielle.filson@berlinrosen.com, 646-335-0443 Call for a Halt to Fracking given Overwhelming Scientific Evidence of Risks and Harms State and national doctors’ organizations released a comprehensive report on the science and impacts of fracking Authored by Physicians for Social Responsibility and Concerned Health Professionals of New York, […]

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Physicians for Social Responsibility, Health and Science Experts Call on Obama, Surgeon General & Governors of Maryland, Pennsylvania to Stop Fracking, Citing National Health Impacts

 Nobel Peace Prize-Winning Org Partner with Concerned Health Professionals of New York to Release New Comprehensive Report and Analysis of Hundreds of Peer-Reviewed Studies Showing Fracking Cannot Be Done Safely Groups send letters about health impacts and calling for moratorium WASHINGTON, DC (Wednesday, October 14) – A partnership of prominent health organizations encompassing nationwide medical […]

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Physicians for Social Responsibility & Concerned Health Professionals of NY Call on Gov. Cuomo and Comm. Zucker to Put on Hold and Deny Gas Infrastructure, Citing Health Risks

Nobel Peace Prize-winning org release third edition of comprehensive fracking science report with first time analysis of risks of gas infrastructure expansion, including pipelines and compressor stations  Orgs send letters to President Obama, PA, and MD governors about health impacts and calling for moratorium ALBANY, NY (Wednesday, October 14, 2015)- A partnership encompassing nationwide medical […]

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Physicians for Social Responsibility, Health and Science Experts Call on Obama, Surgeon General & Governors of Maryland, Pennsylvania to Stop Fracking, Citing National Health Impacts

 Nobel Peace Prize-Winning Org Partner with Concerned Health Professionals of New York to Release New Comprehensive Report and Analysis of Hundreds of Peer-Reviewed Studies Showing Fracking Cannot Be Done Safely Groups send letters about health impacts and calling for moratorium WASHINGTON, DC (Wednesday, October 14) – A partnership of prominent health organizations encompassing nationwide medical […]

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Health Professionals, Scientists Release Analysis of 400 Peer-Reviewed Studies on Fracking along with Major Scientific Compendium Update

New Analysis and Science Answer Governor Cuomo’s Concerns about Science: Studies Overwhelmingly Show Public Health Hazards and Risks Health Professionals Urge Governor Cuomo to Enact 3-5 Year Moratorium on Fracking given Scientific Studies and Trends Albany – Health professionals and scientists released two new, independent summations of the state of the science on the risks and […]

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Health Professionals Response to Governor Cuomo’s Characterization of the Science on Fracking

On behalf of Concerned Health Professionals of New York, Larysa Dyrszka, MD and Sandra Steingraber, PhD released the following statement in response to Governor Cuomo’s comments on Thursday about arguments on both sides of the fracking debate. “As scientists and health professionals who have closely followed the science on drilling and fracking for many years, we respectfully take issue […]

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Health Professionals Release Major Scientific Document on Fracking and Request Meeting with Acting Health Commissioner Zucker After Court of Appeals Decision, New Scientific Compendium Demonstrates Imperative of Statewide Moratorium

Albany – Health experts and scientific researchers with Concerned Health Professionals of New York held a press conference in Albany today to release a major new compilation – a Compendium – of the scientific, medical and media findings demonstrating risks and harms of fracking. The document is systematically organized in a manner accessible to public […]

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Letter from Dr. Jerome A. Paulson to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

E. Christopher Abruzzo Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Rachel Carson State Office Building 400 Market Street Harrisburg, PA 17101 Dear Secretary Abruzzo I am writing in regard to decisions that your office will be making about unconventional natural gas extraction (UGE). Some of these decisions may relate specifically to children, such as decisions about […]

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Field Survey of Health Perception and Complaints of Pennsylvania Residents in the Marcellus Shale Region

Abstract Pennsylvania Marcellus Shale region residents have reported medical symptoms they believe are related to nearby Unconventional Natural Gas Development (UNGD). Associations between medical symptoms and UNGD have been minimally explored. The objective of this descriptive study is to explore whether shale region Pennsylvania residents perceive UNGD as a health concern and whether they attribute […]

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Environmental Public Health Dimensions of Shale and Tight Gas Development

Abstract Background: The United States has experienced a boom in natural gas production due to recent technological innovations that have enabled this resource to be produced from shale formations. Objectives: This review discusses the body of evidence that focuses on exposure pathways to evaluate the potential environmental public health impacts of shale gas development. It highlights […]

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Understanding exposure from natural gas drilling puts current air standards to the test

Abstract Case study descriptions of acute onset of respiratory, neurologic, dermal, vascular, abdominal, and gastrointestinal sequelae near natural gas facilities contrast with a subset of emissions research, which suggests that there is limited risk posed by unconventional natural gas development (UNGD). An inspection of the pathophysiological effects of acute toxic actions reveals that current environmental […]

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Planning For Fracking on the Barnett Shale: Urban Air Pollution, Improving Health Based Regulation, and the Role of Local Governments

Abstract In the last decade hydraulic fracturing for natural gas has exploded on the Barnett Shale in Texas. The region is now home to the most intensive hydraulic fracking and gas production activities ever undertaken in densely urbanized areas. Faced with minimal state and federal regulation, Texas cities are on the front line in the […]

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Oil and gas wells and their integrity: Implications for shale and unconventional resource exploitation*

Abstract Data from around the world (Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, the Netherlands, Poland, the UK and the USA) show that more than four million onshore hydrocarbon wells have been drilled globally. Here we assess all the reliable datasets (25) on well barrier and integrity failure in the published literature and online. These datasets include […]

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Highly Elevated Atmospheric Levels of Volatile Organic Compounds in the Uintah Basin, Utah

Abstract Oil and natural gas production in the Western United States has grown rapidly in recent years, and with this industrial expansion, growing environmental concerns have arisen regarding impacts on water supplies and air quality. Recent studies have revealed highly enhanced atmospheric levels of volatile organic compounds (VOC) from primary emissions in regions of heavy […]

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PSE Study Citation Database on Shale Gas & Tight Oil Development

This citation database provides bibliographic information, abstracts, and links to many of the vetted scientific papers housed in the PSE Healthy Energy Library, as well as other peer-reviewed journal articles. This database is a near exhaustive and evolving list of the peer-reviewed literature that directly pertains to shale gas and tight oil development. This literature […]

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