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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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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Statement on Preliminary Findings from the Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project Study

by Larysa Dyrszka, MD; Kathleen Nolan, MD, MSL; and Sandra Steingraber, PhD Early results from an on-the-ground, public health assesment in Washington County, Pennsylvania, indicate that environmental contamination is occurring near natural gas drilling sites and is the likely cause of associated illnesses. We are alarmed by these preliminary findings. They show that—after only six […]

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Health Professionals, National and Statewide Leaders Applaud Gov. Cuomo’s Fracking Time Out, Urge Gov. to Await Fracking Public Health Studies’ Conclusions before Making Decision

Letter’s Signatories Call for NY State-Specific Health Impact Assessment and Public Participation in Health Review Process Albany, NY – Hundreds of medical professionals, health organizations, environmental, national and statewide leaders, and a hundred and fifty elected officials released a letter today calling on Governor Cuomo to let three public health studies cited by New York […]

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Misinformed Outside Reviewer Demonstrates Inadequacy and Failure of New York State Fracking Health Review

State’s Health Review Discredited by Revelation that After Finishing Review, Outside Health Reviewer has Major Gaps in Understanding of Critical Health Issues Related to High Volume Fracking in NYS (Albany) – Concerned Health Professionals of NY released a joint statement declaring New York State’s health impact assessment grossly inadequate and flawed. Following completion of his analysis […]

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Concerned Health Professionals of NY Release Video Appeal to Independent Health Experts Reviewing Fracking

Approaching Dec. 3 Deadline, NY Health Professionals Call on Independent Reviewers to Demand a Comprehensive Health Impact Assessment (Albany)—Following the November 27 launch of the Concerned Health Professionals of NY initiative, the group of medical experts released an eight-minute video appeal to the three independent health experts contracted by the Department of Health to review […]

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Health Professionals Outline Health Risks of Fracking and Call for Transparency and Participation in DOH Review

(Albany)— Led by Dr. David O. Carpenter, Director of the Institute for Health and the Environment at the University at Albany’s School of Public Health, a number of health experts launched a new initiative, “Concerned Health Professionals of New York” (www.concernedhealthny.org) to outline the health risks of fracking and to renew their call for an independent, comprehensive […]

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