September 26, 2016

Help Save Colorado’s North Fork Valley

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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

Help Stop the Brookman Corners Compressor Station

A compressor station for the Dominion New Market pipeline project has been proposed in Brookman Corners, NY, and is now before the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) for air permits. This compressor station should be opposed on health, quality of life, environmental and economic grounds. You can help stop Continue reading

Help Stop the Eldred Compressor Station

A compressor station for the Millennium pipeline has been proposed in Eldred, NY, and is now before the Federal Regulatory Energy Commission (FERC). This compressor station is opposed by many local groups on health, quality of life, environmental and economic grounds. You can help stop this project by filing an 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

Your Help Needed to Stop NJ Pipeline Permits

We have two critical opportunities in the coming weeks to stem the onslaught of new pipelines and related fracking infrastructure in New Jersey
By Pinelands Preservation Alliance

Download the Pinelands Preservation Alliance Flyer as a pdf

We have two critical opportunities in the coming weeks to stem the onslaught of … Continue reading

NYC Bans Use and Disposal of Fracking Waste Water

Bill prohibiting the disposal or use of fracking waste water within NYC limits passes the City Council
RT, August 17,2016

Barbara Arrindell, director of Damascus Citizens for Sustainability (DCS), and I, DCS Board Member Marge Schab, started with this idea of banning frack waste disposal or use in NYC Continue reading

Damascus Citizens Reviewing Pond Eddy Bridge Permits, Process

Critics have long said the new bridge is not needed, is too expensive and the construction will play havoc with the environment
By Fritz Mayer, The River Reporter, August 4, 2016

The history of the proposal to replace the Pond Eddy Bridge is fraught with groups attempting to halt the … 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