March 27, 2017

Tell the PA Attorney General to Investigate the DEP

Sign this petition telling PA Attorney General Shapiro to investigate the PA DEP
Petition by Pennsylvanians Against Fracking

Petition Background
New information from investigators at Public Herald shows Department of Environmental Protection has systematically handled fracking-related complaints with misconduct.

Investigators fought with DEP for three years to obtain information on … Continue reading

Join the Global Movement for Fossil Fuel Divestment

A comprehensive guide to the basics of divestment: what it means, why the urgency and how it impacts climate change
By Emma Howard, The Guardian, June 23, 2015

Rally for Fossil Fuel Divestment in Boston, MA

What is Fossil Fuel Divestment?

Divestment is the opposite of investment – it is … 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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The Need for Realistic and Transparent Oil & Gas Analysis

When Post Carbon Institute examined the federal Energy Information Agency’s (EIA) reserves prediction of the Monterey Shale (in southern CA) the EIA reduced their numbers by 96%. Will we see something similar here?
Halt the Harm, December 20, 2016
Barbara Arrindell, Director of DCS

Barbara Arrindell, Director of DCS

Watch the Webinar here.

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Don’t Allow the Industry to Park Crude Oil Barges on the Hudson

Submit your comments to the Coast Guard here

oil-barge-spillA forward from Zephyr Teachout:

This weekend I went out on the Hudson River with John Lipscomb, the boat captain of Riverkeeper, to look at where the industry wants to get free access to park its barges. Industry has a proposal for … Continue reading

Opinion: The Sun Sets on Western Slope Farms

A nationally known food journalist, cookbook author and part-time Western Slope resident, asks for help in saving her community from fracking
By Eugenia Bone, 5280, October 18, 2016

Please sign this petition to save the North Fork Valley

How many of you have driven to the Western Slope to buy … Continue reading

Law Unfairly Gave Shale Drillers ‘Special’ Treatment, PA Supreme Court Rules

Court declares that Act 13 is an unconstitutional “special law” that benefits specific groups or industries
By Don Hopey, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 29, 2016

Download the Court’s decision as a pdf.
Download a related article from the Observer-Reporter as a pdf.
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NOTE: DCS filed an Continue reading

Help Save Colorado’s North Fork Valley

Don't let this (North Fork Valley, CO)....

Don’t let this (North Fork Valley, CO)….

become this (natural gas plant, Parachute, CO)

become this (natural gas plant, Parachute, CO)

Please help, your letter CAN make a difference!
Write a letter (here is a sample comment letter for guidance), OR
create a letter online using this page from Citizens for a Healthy Community, OR
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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