November 21, 2017

Live in the DRB? DCS is Fighting for Your Health!

Victory! Case dismissed! Court rules that the DRBC can regulate fracking in the Basin. Plaintiff may appeal.


Amicus brief, page 1

In May of 2016 the Wayne Land and Mineral Group filed suit in federal court challenging the authority of the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) to regulate natural gas 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 DRBC to Ban Fracking in the Delaware River Basin

Petition to the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) to Prohibit oil and gas drilling in the Delaware River Basin.

Keep Fracking Out of the Delaware River Basin

Keep Fracking Out of the Delaware River Basin

This urgent request in light of drilling interests suing the DRBC questioning the Commission’s right to regulate drilling. Please download the petition, 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

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
print, sign 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

Stop the Constitution Pipeline!

Word is that the New York State DEC will make a decision on the Constitution Pipeline 401 water quality certificate within a week. If we can stop this permit, we can stop the pipeline! Write or call Governor Cuomo today and urge him to deny this permit.

PipelinesUnder section 401 … Continue reading

VICTORY in Landmark Climate Case!

FEDERAL COURT AFFIRMS CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS OF KIDS and DENIES MOTIONS OF GOVERNMENT AND FOSSIL FUEL INDUSTRY IN YOUTH’S CLIMATE CHANGE CASE
By Our Children’s Trust, April 8, 2016

Read the full press release here.
Read the Court’s order here.

Today, U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas Coffin of the federal … Continue reading

Pipeline Continues New York’s Shame

I spent a recent Sunday in New Milford, Pennsylvania and was reminded of what life is like in a gas field.

I drove on pitted county roads turned into industrial thoroughfares for chemical and waste transport. I spoke with landowners who felt powerless to combat an industry that has claimed … Continue reading