March 28, 2017

Case Dismissed! DRBC Can Regulate Fracking in the Basin

In May of 2016 the Wayne Land and Mineral Group (WLMG) filed suit in federal court challenging the authority of the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) to regulate natural gas drilling in the Delaware River Basin (DRB). DCS responded with an Amicus brief, presenting to the Court the “devastating … Continue reading

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

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

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 drilling in the Delaware River Basin (DRB). DCS has responded with an Amicus brief, presenting to Continue reading

Methane Plumes Downwind of Natural Gas Compressor Stations

Here we present in situ measurements of ambient methane concentrations near multiple natural gas compressor stations in NY and PA
By Bryce F. Payne Jr, Robert Ackley, A. Paige Wicker, Zacariah L. Hildenbrand, Doug D. Carlton Jr, Kevin A. Schug, Science of the Total Environment, December 13, 2016

From the … Continue reading

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

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

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

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

NYS Model Solar Energy Law

The New York State Model Solar Energy Law and Toolkit are Out

Introduction

This Model Solar Energy Law (Model Law) is designed to assist communities in New York State adopt zoning provisions that promote solar energy systems while protecting community character and the environment. The Model Law is intended as … Continue reading