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Our three formal areas of research — Clean Energy, Energy and Environment, and Environmental Health — focus on the overlap of energy production, public health, and the natural environment. We publish vetted, scientific analyses to inform state and federal policy.

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Infographics August 29, 2017

Oil and Gas Development Proximity to U.S. Residents

PSE Staff

Peer-Reviewed Publications August 23, 2017

Toward Consistent Methodology to Quantify Populations in Proximity to Oil and Gas Development

Eliza Czolowski, MPS, Renee Santoro, Tanja Srebotnjak, PhD, Seth B.C. Shonkoff, PhD, MPH

Infographics June 16, 2017

Unconventional Oil And Gas: A Guide To Terminology

A comparison of the six most common types of unconventional oil and gas extraction.

Jake Hays, MA

Presentations May 23, 2017

The Public Health Dimensions of Oil and Gas Development in California

Seth B.C. Shonkoff, PhD, MPH

Research Briefs April 25, 2017

Natural gas power plants in California’s disadvantaged communities

California's power plants are disproportionately located near communities with high cumulative socioeconomic and environmental burdens. By applying the environmental justice screening tool CalEnviroScreen 3.0, we find that half of California's natural gas power plants are located in communities.

Elena Krieger, PhD