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Open Letter on Paris Climate Agreement

January 2, 2020 Comments Off on Open Letter on Paris Climate Agreement

Open letter to President Donald J. Trump from PSR and partner groups, asking him to make a New Year’s resolution to return to the Paris agreement.

The False Promise of Natural Gas

December 4, 2019 Comments Off on The False Promise of Natural Gas

Article in The New England Journal of Medicine by Greater Boston PSR’s Philip J. Landrigan, MD, Howard Frumkin, MD, DrPH, and Brita E. Lundberg, MD.

New Report from GBPSR: Weymouth Project Is Dangerous to Human Health

September 24, 2019 Comments Off on New Report from GBPSR: Weymouth Project Is Dangerous to Human Health

Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility has released its third comprehensive report regarding a 7,700-horsepower natural gas compressor station that Spectra Energy plans to build in Weymouth, Massachusetts. The report—a…

Greater Boston PSR demands an immediate halt to Weymouth Compressor construction, calling it a danger to health, a danger to safety, and a danger to our Massachusetts community

September 23, 2019 Comments Off on Greater Boston PSR demands an immediate halt to Weymouth Compressor construction, calling it a danger to health, a danger to safety, and a danger to our Massachusetts community

Tomorrow, September 24, Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility is releasing its third comprehensive report regarding a 7,700-horsepower natural gas compressor station that Spectra Energy plans to build in Weymouth, Massachusetts.

GBPSR members rally to demand that National Grid #FixBigGasLeaks because Boston should not be lagging behind on clean energy. (July 2019)

July 31, 2019 Comments Off on GBPSR members rally to demand that National Grid #FixBigGasLeaks because Boston should not be lagging behind on clean energy. (July 2019)

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Dr. Matt Bivens’ BB bullet demonstration at the Charles River Hatch Shell, Boston, July 2019

July 24, 2019 Comments Off on Dr. Matt Bivens’ BB bullet demonstration at the Charles River Hatch Shell, Boston, July 2019

Greater Boston PSR Opposes Dangerous New Methane (“Natural Gas”) Infrastructure Plans

June 27, 2019 Comments Off on Greater Boston PSR Opposes Dangerous New Methane (“Natural Gas”) Infrastructure Plans

As physicians concerned about the twin man-made threats to human survival—climate change and nuclear weapons—Greater Boston PSR would generally oppose major infrastructure that locks our energy system more firmly into…

In Weymouth, echoes of Flint

May 23, 2019 Comments Off on In Weymouth, echoes of Flint

Boston Globe article on the opposition to the Weymouth compressor station.

Compressor Station Permit Based On Incomplete Air Tests, State Admits

May 21, 2019 Comments Off on Compressor Station Permit Based On Incomplete Air Tests, State Admits

WBUR – Last year, the Department of Environmental Protection sent air samples from the site of a proposed natural gas compressor station to a private laboratory and asked scientists to test for the presence of 64 different potential toxins.

DEP threatened with sanctions, ordered to produce emails

May 20, 2019 Comments Off on DEP threatened with sanctions, ordered to produce emails

The Department of Environmental Protection faces possible sanctions and has been ordered by a hearing officer to provide all email messages sent and received last week in connection with air quality data that was suddenly introduced in the case of a controversial natural gas project in Weymouth.