August 19, 2017

Constitution Pipeline in NY Rejected by Court

Ny DEC had the right to reject the water permit required for the project
By Joseph Spector, Poughkeepsie Journal, August 18, 2017

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Read NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s statement about the ruling.

A federal Court of Appeals on Friday rejected a lawsuit from … Continue reading

Hidden Data Suggests Fracking Created Widespread, Systemic Impact in PA

After a 3 year investigation in PA, Public Herald has uncovered evidence of widespread and systemic impacts related to “fracking”
by Melissa A. Troutman, Sierra Shamer and Joshua B. Pribanic, Public Herald

After a three-year investigation in Pennsylvania, Public Herald has uncovered evidence of widespread and systemic impacts related to

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Fracking Contamination Case Can Go to Trial

A Wyoming family who claim a natural gas company contaminated their drinking water will be allowed to take their case to trial, a federal judge has ruled
By Benjamin Storrow, E&E News, January 3, 2017

A Wyoming family who claim a natural gas company contaminated their drinking water will be … Continue reading

EPA Retracts Conclusion of “No Widespread or Systemic” Risk from Fracking

SUCCESS!!! EPA’s prior conclusion of “no widespread or systemic” risk has been deleted from its final report on fracking
US Environmental Protection Agency

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Since the first draft of the EPA’s study on the impact of fracking on drinking water, DCS has been submitting data and comments, and organizing the testimony … Continue reading

Tell the EPA to Tell the Truth About Fracking

Water Contamination in Dimock, PA

Water Contamination in Dimock, PA

DCS has been involved in the EPA study since it was first proposed by NY Congressman Hinchey in 2009. We have submitted strong and detailed comments at every opportunity and gotten many scientists and impacted citizens to also testify about hydraulic fracturing and related activities Continue reading

Judge Blocks Central California Oil Development Over Fracking

Bureau of Land Management did not properly explore the potential dangers of fracking
By David R. Baker, San Francisco Chronicle, September 7, 2016

A federal judge on Tuesday blocked the U.S. Bureau of Land Management from opening more than 1 million acres in Central California to oil drilling because the … Continue reading

DCS and the EPA’s Fracking Study – What Have We Been Up To?

Since 2008, Damascus Citizens for Sustainability has been among the leaders in the fight against fracking, often working behind the scenes to achieve tangible results. For example, in 2012 DCS proposed a ban on frack waste in New York City and has been working on this issue ever since. … Continue reading

Media Silent as Native Americans Successfully Halt Construction on Oil Pipeline

The pipeline could pollute a crucial source of drinking water for the Standing Rock Sioux and Lakota Sioux and it intrudes on their sacred lands
By Brianna Acuesta, Nation of Change, August 20, 2016

More from David Archambault II, chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. Note the use of Continue reading

Potential Impacts of Fracking on Drinking Water Resources (EPA Study)

SAB Review of the EPA’s draft “Assessment of the Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil and Gas on Drinking Water Resources”

The EPA’s Office of Research and Development (ORD) requested that the Science Advisory Board (SAB) conduct a peer review and provide advice on scientific charge questions associated with … Continue reading

High Levels of Toxins Found in Bodies of People Living Near Fracking Sites

Harmful chemicals from natural gas operations are contaminating the bodies of residents of Pavillion, Wyoming
By Maureen Nandini Mitra, Earth Island Journal, June 30, 2016

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Many of the toxic chemicals escaping from fracking and natural gas processing sites and storage facilities may be present … Continue reading