February 21, 2018

Fracking Our Food Supply

In collaboration with the Food and Environment Reporting Network
By Elizabeth Royte, The Nation, Dec. 17, 2012

CLICK HERE to View Elizabeth Royte’s Interview on The Leonard Lopate Show.

In a Brooklyn winery on a sultry July evening, an elegant crowd sips rosé and nibbles trout plucked from the … Continue reading

Fracking Fears Hurt Second-Home Sales in Catskills

There is concern that the drilling will not only ruin the natural environment but also depress property values, would-be buyers and real estate agents say.
By Mireya Navarro, The New York Times, Sept. 27, 2012

Hancock, NY – In a secluded spot here lies a vacationer’s dream: a three-bedroom ranch-style … Continue reading

Study Examines Ownership, Control of Land with Marcellus Shale Gas

The study was done by Penn State’s Center For Economic and Community Development
July 18, 2012

Note:  A similar study, with similar results, was done earlier by DCS for Damascus Township, PA.

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Ownership of the land in Pennsylvania counties with the most Marcellus Shale natural-gas … Continue reading

PASA Asserts its Position in Favor of a Moratorium on Unconventional Gas Extraction

Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture Urges a Moratorium on Unconventional Gas Drilling
June 11, 2012

Promoting Profitable Farms that Produce Healthy Food for All
People while Respecting the Natural Environment
Statement on Unconventional Natural Gas Extraction
Adopted: June 11, 2012

PASA asserts its position in Continue reading

Experts: Shale Gas Drilling’s Liabilities Far Outweigh Potential Economic Benefits

Jannette Barth has argued that industry organizations have touted the economic impact of gas drilling in the Marcellus even though their analyses include enough data inconsistencies to raise large red flags.
By Press Action, April 26, 2012

The natural gas industry needed a better sales pitch. It was moving into … Continue reading

Impacts from Hydraulic Fracturing by Headwaters Economics

Very important reports lay out what is ACTUALLY happening in Western US

By HeadwatersEconomics.org

Very important reports that lay out what is ACTUALLY happening, as tabulated by HeadwatersEconomics.org, in Western US – a clear look at the boom and bust cycle. See also a previous look at what happens where … Continue reading

DCS Letter to the Army Corps of Engineers Questions the Ecomomic Benefits of Fracking

Click Here to View the Full Letter, Including References
By Damascus Citizens for Sustainability, November 20, 2010

Dear General DeLuca:

It is with great interest that we have followed your correspondence with Congressman Maurice Hinchey.

In your letter, dated September 14, 2010, you state, “The federal family of agencies that … Continue reading

Hydraulic Fracturing a Danger to Water, Food, Farmland

Hydraulic Fracturing a Danger to Water, Food, Farmland: NFU Calls for a Moratorium
National Farmer’s Union, February 23, 2012

(Rimbey, Alberta, February 23, 2012) “Many farmers in my area who either have direct experience with the destructive nature of hydro-fracking technology on their water wells, or who have neighbours who … Continue reading

Analysis of leased land in Damascus Township, Wayne County, PA


A Statistical Analysis of Ownership, Leasing and Taxes in Damascus Township

The Reality of Leasing and Ownership in Damascus Township – a much more complex situation – not what you have been told.

In this report you will find an analysis of hard data on the … Continue reading

Drilling Down: Protecting Western Communities from the Health and Environmental Effects of Oil and Gas Production


The oil and gas industry in the United States has expanded rapidly during the last decade, particularly in the Rocky Mountain region. But oil and gas production releases pollution that can have serious impacts on people’s health and the surrounding air, water, and land. Although these operations are frequently … Continue reading