environment & health

Important Court Victory Against Fracking

March 21, 2019

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…

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Public Health Experts Urge Ninth Circuit to Allow Juliana v. United States to Go to Trial

March 6, 2019

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…

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Three takes on natural gas

March 1, 2019

CommonWealth Magazine’s three opinion pieces focusing on the great divide in Massachusetts over natural gas and its accompanying infrastructure

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GBPSR issues report in response to January 2019 health impact assessment (HIA) for proposed compressor station in Weymouth, MA

February 7, 2019

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…

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Press Release: Greater Boston PSR Challenges State’s Health Impact Assessment

January 13, 2019

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…

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Greater Boston PSR Letter to Mass DEP on Air-Quality Monitoring in the Fore River Basin

December 10, 2018

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.…

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Fore River residents raise questions about compressor station study

November 15, 2018

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…

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GBPSR Letter on Proposed Natural Gas Compressor Station in Weymouth, MA

November 7, 2018

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.

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GBPSR Presents at 100% Renewable Energy Summit

September 26, 2017
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