PSE Sign On Letter to President Obama re: LNG Export Facilities

13 December 2012

PSE facilitated a petition signed by over one hundred medical and public health professionals that urges the Obama Administration to delay any decisions regarding the construction of new liquified natural gas (LNG) terminals for the large scale exportation of shale gas to foreign nations. New LNG export facilities will accelerate shale gas development in the United States and the potential for harm to health and the environment from this novel energy production method has not been fully examined. More rigorous scientific and epidemiologic studies are needed before the Administration makes any significant policy decisions related to shale gas production and exportation.    





Letter Signatories:

Adam Law, MD 


 Seth Shonkoff, PhD, MPH

PSE Healthy Energy for Healthy Energy

Cayuga Medical Center

Weill Cornell Medical College


PSE Healthy Energy for Healthy Energy

University of California, Berkeley




Ajay Pillarisetti, MPH, University of California, Berkeley

Alastair Iles, PhD, JD, University of California, Berkeley

Allison Wilson, PhD, Science Director, The Bioscience Resource Project

Amelia Pare, MD, President Elect, Allegheny County Medical Association

Ann Marie O'Reilly, MSEd, OTR/L   Holy Childhood, Inc.

Anne Neirynck, NP, IthacaMed

Antoinette Kuzminski, MD

Audrie L. Paluselli, RN, UPMC Mercy Hospital Pittsburgh, Pa

Barbara White, RNC, MS, FNP, Department of Medicine, Gannett Health Services

Byron Demopoulos, MD, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York Presbyterian Hospital

Catherine Thomasson, MD, Executive Director, Physician for Social Responsibility, Washington, DC

Charles Garbo, MD, Cayuga Medical Center

Claire Cifaloglio, MD, Retired Pediatrician

Coby Schultz , BSN, RN, Rochester General Hospital

Colleen Reid, MPH, University of California, Berkeley

Cora Foster, MD, Cayuga Medical Center

Cornelia E. Farnum, PhD, DVM, Professor Emerita, Cornell University

Daniel Miller, MD, Chief, Clinical Quality and Training Hudson River HealthCare

Daria B Crittenden, MD, NYU School of Medicine

David Feldshuh, MD, PhD, Cornell University

David Gould, MD, MBA    

David R. Brown, ScD, SWPA Environmental Health Project

Deborah Payne, MPH, Kentucky Environmental Foundation

Denise DeJohn, MSN, CRNP, SWPA Environmental Health Project

Douglas MacQueen, MD, Cayuga Medical Associates

Ellen Henry, PhD, Univ of Rochester Medical Center

Elmer Ewing, PhD, Prof. Emeritus, Cornell College of Agriculture & Life Sciences

Erik D. Hiester, DO, President: Broome County Medical Society, Lourdes Hospital

Esther I Herkowitz, MS, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Health Net

Geoffrey E Moore, MD, FACSM, Director of Clinical Services, Cayuga Center for Healthy Living

Gerri Wiley, RN, Owego RAFT (Residents Against Fracking Tioga)

Helen Podgainy, MD, Children's Community Pediatrics, Moon and Wexford

J. B. Heiser, PhD, Cornell University

James C. Macmillan, MD, Tompkins County Board of Health

James W. Walker, MD, Bassett Healthcare Network

Jeffrey Carlberg, MD, FamilyCare Medical Group

Jens Wennberg, PA, Ithaca Free Clinic

Joan Cain, FNP-C, IthacaMed

John Cooke, MD, Cayuga Medical Center, Ithaca, NY

Jose Torrado, MD, Cayuga Medical Center

Joseph A. Mannino, MD, Cayuga Medical Center

Josephine C. McAllister, MD, Dermatology Associates of Ithaca

Judy Krisher-Bussone, RN

Julie Huntsman, DVM, Councilmember, Town of Otsego, NY

Karen LaFace, MD, Ithaca, NY

Karen M. Landt, MS, ANP, Clinton Crossings Dermatology

Katharine W. Lloyd, MD, MI Bassett Hospital

Katherine Schaff, MPH, University of California, Berkeley

Kathleen Nolan, MD, MSL, Regional Director for the High Peaks, Catskill Mountainkeeper

Kathryn M. Zunich, MD, Iasis Partners, LLC

Kathy Dervin, MPH, 350 Bay Area

Kelly K. Branigan, RN      

Ken Spaeth, MD, MPH, Hofstra University School of Health Sciences & Human Services

Kenneth Hill, MD, Gannett Health Services

Kimberly Carney Young, MD, Cayuga Medical Center

Kristin Stevens, NP, ObGyn IthacaMed

Kristine Noonan, RN, Nurses for Safe Water

Larysa Dyrszka, MD, Pediatrician (retired)

Leslie A. Walleigh, MD, MPH, SWPA Environmental Health Project

Linda Rudolph, MD, MPH, Linda Rudolph and Associates

Lisa Stankus, CRNP, Gannett: Cornell University Health Services

Madelon L. Finkel, PhD, Weill Cornell Medical College

Marcy Schaeffer, RN, NP, Ithaca City School District

Margaret Buckley, RN, MSN, Nurse Rise, Buffalo, New York

Margaret Rafferty, DNP, RN, MA, MPH         

Marguerite Uphoff, MD, MPH, FAAP, Northeast Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

Marianne Herr-Paul, DO, Wellspring Cottage, LLC

Marie Harkins, MS, FNP, CNM, Cayuga Medical Center

Mary McCutcheon, RN MS, San Francisco Department of Public Health (Retired)

Mary Menapace, RN, Concerned Health Professionals of NY

Marybeth Carlberg, MD, FamilyCare Medical Group, SUNY Upstate Medical Associate Faculty

Mel Packer, PA-C, Pittsburgh, PA

Melissa Poulsen, MPH, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University

Meriamne Singer, MD       

Michael O'Brien, MD, University at Buffalo

Michael P. Branigan, CRNA, MS    

Michelle Bamberger, MS, DVM, Vet Behavior Consults

Monica Daniel, RN, CNM, LAc       

Nancy B. Stewart, MD, Cayuga Medical Center

Nanette M. Dowling, DO, Cayuga Medical Center

Nina Pesante, MD              

Peter Clark, MD, Cayuga Medical Center

Peter J. Davies, PhD, Cornell University

Peter Schwartz, MD, Cayuga Medical Center

Philip Goodman, MD, Self-Employed/Private Practice, Binghamton, NY

Pouné Saberi, MD, MPH, Philadelphia Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility

Rachel Morello-Frosch, PhD, MPH, University of California, Berkeley

Rajaran Rao, MD, Cayuga Medical Center

Rebecca Damiani, FNP-C, Gannett Health Services

Rebekah Bowser, RN, BSN, Phoenixville Area School District, Healthy Achievers, Maxim Healthcare

Richard Weiskopf, MD, SUNY Upstate Medical University

Robert Oswald, PhD, Molecular Medicine, Cornell University

Ronald E. Bishop, PhD, CHO, State University of New York at Oneonta

Samantha K. Davenport, MD, Chief of Pathology, Bassett Healthcare Network

Samuel M. Lesko, MD, MPH, Northeast Regional Cancer Institute

Sandra Steingraber, PhD, Ithaca College

Sarah Buckley, RN, BSN, CCRN, POWR, Protecting Our Water Rights

Sheila Bushkin, MD, MPH, Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY)

Stephanie Westerman , DVM, Medaille College, Buffalo, NY

Susan Cowdery, MD, Cayuga Medical Center

Susan G. Miller, MD, Gannett Health Services

Suzanne Anderson, MD, Trumansburg Family Health Center

Tawn Feeney, MA, CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist

Teresa R. Miller, MD, private practice physician

Tim Cardina, MD, Cayuga Medical Center

William Klepack, MD, Dryden Family Medicine

William S. Tyler, MD, Cayuga Medical Center (Past President, Retired)

Zoë Chafe, MPH, MS, University of California, Berkeley

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