Dear Friends of PSR Philadelphia / Pennsylvania,

We thank you for your long-standing and dedicated support !

August 2019
PSR-PA's Symposium on Renewable Energy and Health
Event Date: Friday, September 13, 2019, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Location : Friends Center, 1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Join PSR Philadelphia/PA and Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT) for a symposium on renewable energy, health, and advocacy. The focus of this event will be discussing the many ways transitioning to clean energy can improve health of people and the planet!

The morning will begin with a light breakfast and introductions. PSR National's Environment & Health Program Director, Barbara Gottlieb, will be the keynote speaker. Join health advocates alongside legislative representatives in a day full of workshops, discussions and stories from the community!

Click here to register for this event! For details contact .
PSR Harrisburg Public Meeting
From Wellhead to Ethane Cracker:
Health Impacts of Fracking for Plastics.”  

Dr. Ned Ketyer will explain his research and answer questions about known health effects of “fracking and cracking” natural gas and the impact of the proposed new plastic "craker" plant in the Pittsburg area. All are welcome, and there is no cost to attend.
Click here for more information

When: September 4, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
Where: Polyclinic Hospital Landis Building, 2501 North 3rd Street Harrisburg, PA 17110
Updates on PSR
Titan Well Pad Hearing
Huntley & Huntley Energy Exploration (HHEX), a privately-owned oil and natural gas production company, applied to build the Titan well pad in Murrysville, PA on October 26, 2018. Many studies have shown a strong correlation between fracking operations and negative health effects on people living near these wells. On August 7, Laura Dagley from PSRPA testified as an expert witness at the public hearing on the Titan well at Murrysville council's meeting. Click here for more information!
SWPA Legislative Tour with Better Path Coalition
On July 25, 2019, the Better Path Coalition along with PSR held the SWPA (South West PA) Legislative Tour. A "cancer cluster" has been identified in SWPA, with 67 cases of childhood and young adult cancers in Washington, Greene, Fayette and Westmoreland counties where shale gas operations are active. For more on this issue click here .

The tour began with presentations to legislators, such as State Senator Tim Kearney (D) and Anthony Lepore (Chief of Staff of Democratic Caucus), on topics such as the health impacts of fracking, community and economic impacts, and issues with abandoned wells.

Later, the representatives and legislators drove by several well pads in SWPA. Three local residents were visited whose lives had been impacted by drilling. Bryan Latkanich's story, which brought most of the group to tears, was published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and can be read here .
Heat, Fire, Water:
How Climate Change Has Created a Public Health Emergency
We are proud to present PSR board member Alan Lockwood's new white paper, Heat Fire Water: How Climate Change Has Created a Public Health Emergency. Dr. Lockwood draws on the three big climate reports of last fall—the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change, the IPCC special report Global Warming of 1.5° C, and the Fourth National Climate Assessment: Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States—to create a uniquely focused summary of climate change's implications for health, organized, as the title suggests, around the major axes of climate change effects in the U.S. Click here to read!

Attention All Health Care Providers! - PSR-PA invites you to join CODE RED PA for Gun Violence Policy. This coalition of healthcare providers, organizations and individuals has formed to address gun violence in Pennsylvania and advocate for sensible firearm policy. Please email for more information on how to participate!
Sign These Petitions!
Tell the EPA: Don’t Let Big Plastic Trash our Oceans
Current News
More Signs That Natural Gas Can’t Compete With Renewables on Cost: Click here to read a discussion on the dying fracking industry and rising renewable energy industry.
Healthy children more important than gas fracking: Click here to read a compelling letter written by PSR's Board member Ned Ketyer, MD and published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. What will it take to stop the unconventional gas development industry?
Correlation vs Causation ~ Abused Misconception: Too often correlation and causation are confused when evaluating issues of public health. Many underestimate the importance and impact of a strong correlation. Click here to read about how this misunderstanding is taken advantage of, especially by the unconventional gas development industry.
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Publis hed: August 2019