Physicians for Social Responsibility and fellow plaintiffs just won a landmark victory for climate and health as a federal judge rejected the leasing of public lands for fracking and ordered a halt to drilling on more than 300,000 acres in Wyoming. While the ruling applies to Wyoming, the precedent implicates oil and gas leases on …
Juliana v. United States, a lawsuit filed on behalf of 21 children that alleges the U.S. government knowingly failed to protect them from climate change, is now before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and an amicus brief has been filed in support of the lawsuit by a group of public health organizations and experts. …
CommonWealth Magazine’s three opinion pieces focusing on the great divide in Massachusetts over natural gas and its accompanying infrastructure
In this report, Greater Boston PSR details our concerns regarding the emergency response hazards and potential health impacts of a proposed compressor station in Weymouth, Massachusetts, and we call on Governor Baker to rescind the air quality permit. Read the report
NPR On Point interview with Dr. Regina LaRocque of Greater Boston PSR on the New England Journal of Medicine article authored by Dr. LaRocque and Dr. Caren Solomon.
In this New England Journal of Medicine article, Drs. Caren G. Solomon and Regina C. LaRoque, Greater Boston PSR members, write about the challenge the world faces from climate change and the need for physicians to respond.
In response to the Health Impact Assessment (HIA) released in early January 2019 by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health of the proposed natural gas compressor station in the Town of Weymouth, Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility issued this statement: HIA Weymouth Press Release Jan 12 2019 Weymouth Mayor …
Greater Boston PSR Board Chair Dr. Matthew Bivens sent this letter to the Massachusetts Department of Health Air Assessment Branch asking for additional air-quality monitoring in the Fore River Basin. Read the letter
The Patriot Ledger Glenn Keith, a deputy director with the state Department of Environmental Protection, said Thursday night that the current levels of volatile organic compounds in the air in the Fore River Basin are similar to other testing sites in Boston, Lynn and Chicopee. Read more
Greater Boston PSR’s Steering Committee sent this letter to the Massachusetts Department of Health regarding the health impact assessment for the Weymouth Natural Gas Compressor Station.