PSE in the Media

Providing scientific perspective on energy-related issues is built into PSE’s mission. “PSE in the Media” features a selection of media coverage on our research and expert commentary. For media relations assistance, go to the Press Room.

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PSE in the Media October 27, 2021

Climate Summit discussions include equitable transition away from fossil fuels

Low-income households tend to face a greater energy burden, meaning more of their earnings go to paying utility bills than other households. This could become even worse if policies are enacted that leave these communities behind, according to Elena Krieger, the director of research...

NM Political Report

PSE in the Media October 26, 2021

Study: Toxic fracking waste is leaking into California groundwater

The research leaves little doubt: California is facing massive groundwater contamination.

Grist

PSE in the Media October 25, 2021

Unchecked Oil and Gas Wastewater Threatens California Groundwater

“California jumps out as being the only state that allows this disposal practice, which has been going on for over 100 years,” said study leader Dominic DiGiulio, a senior research scientist at Physicians, Scientists and Engineers for Healthy Energy, a multidisciplinary research and policy institute

Inside Climate News

PSE in the Media October 24, 2021

Unlined waste disposal pits endanger groundwater in San Joaquin Valley

A new study by the energy science and policy research institute, Physicians, Scientists, and Engineers (PSE) for Healthy Energy... is the first to analyze the statewide impact of the current and historical use of unlined produced water ponds to dispose of produced water.

Digital Journal

PSE in the Media October 22, 2021

Proposed rule would prohibit new oil wells near homes

UC Berkeley and Physicians, Scientists, and Engineers (PSE) for Healthy Energy selected 15 public health experts to inform the draft announced Thursday. The panel saw a connection between the close presence of oil and gas developments and respiratory diseases, heart disease and other health impacts.

Santa Barbara News-Press

PSE in the Media October 22, 2021

California Moves to Enact Broad Setbacks to Prevent New Oil, Gas Drilling Near Communities

A 15-member public health expert panel selected by the University of California, Berkeley, and Physicians, Scientists, and Engineers for Healthy Energy helped prepare the draft.

Natural Gas Intelligence

PSE in the Media October 22, 2021

Newsom backs tougher rules, buffer zone for oil wells

But the Newsom administration say they relied on a 15-member public health expert panel selected by the University of California, Berkeley, and Physicians, Scientists, and Engineers (PSE) for Healthy Energy.

Courthouse News Service

PSE in the Media October 22, 2021

California Moves to Prevent New Oil Drilling Near Communities, Expand Health Protections

The state is proposing a 3,200-foot setback in order to protect public health. A 15-member public health expert panel selected by University of California, Berkeley and Physicians, Scientists, and Engineers (PSE) for Healthy Energy helped inform the draft rule announced today.

Office of Governor Gavin Newsom

PSE in the Media October 22, 2021

California Proposes 3,200-Foot Buffer Zone Between Oil Wells and Homes, Schools

The new ruling, a key environmental protection, will impact 30% of oil wells in the state.

Capital & Main

PSE in the Media October 22, 2021

Newsom ‘takes the bull by the horns’

The regulator compiled its findings together with an expert panel from University of California, Berkeley and the Physicians, Scientists, and Engineers for Healthy Energy research and policy institute.

The Hill

PSE in the Media October 13, 2021

Op Ed: Build Back Better — for our kids

A new report out by Physicians, Scientists, and Engineers for Healthy Energy shows that even small amounts of health-damaging air pollutants found in oil and gas emissions can cause premature birth, asthma (which already 1 in 12 kids in Colorado suffer from), cancer and other adverse health impacts.

The Gazette

PSE in the Media October 4, 2021

Environmental advocates say draft ozone precursor rule should be strengthened

Lee Ann Hill, a senior scientist with Physicians, Scientists and Engineers for Healthy Energy, said volatile organic compounds include hazardous air pollutants such as benzene, toluene, xylenes, hexane and ethylbenzene.

NM Political Report