January 18, 2018

NYC Sues Oil Companies Over Climate Change

The lawsuit against Exxon, Chevron, BP, Shell and ConocoPhillips is the latest from a coastal city seeking to hold fossil fuel producers accountable
By Nicholas Kusnetz, Inside Climate News, January 11, 2018

Sandy floods NYC (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)


New York City is suing five of the largest oil companies over Continue reading

NYC Will Divest Pension Funds from Fossil Fuel Companies

New York City is taking historic steps to address the very real dangers of climate change
By Justin Mikulka, DeSmogBlog, January 10, 2018

Today New York Mayor Bill De Blasio announced a goal to divest New York City’s pension funds from fossil fuel reserve owners within five years. This makes … Continue reading

FERC Will NOT Overrule NY’s Denial for Constitution Pipeline Permit

FERC decision supports New York State DEC
By Robert Walton, UtilityDive, January 12, 2018

Finally, a FERC decision that does NOT support the oil and gas industry!

Dive Brief:

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Fracking Ban Proposed for Delaware River Basin

DRBC cites “significant risks”
By Jon Hurdle, StateImpact, November 30, 2017

Download the DCS press release as a pdf.

A fracking ban will preserve the beauty of the Delaware River Valley

The Delaware River Basin Commission on Thursday proposed a ban on fracking for natural gas in the basin.

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World’s Biggest Sovereign Wealth Fund Proposes Ditching Oil and Gas Holdings

Energy industry jolted by advice to Norwegian government from its central bank, which runs 1 trillion dollar fund
By Adam Vaughan, The Guardian, November 16, 2017

The Norwegian central bank, which runs the country’s sovereign wealth fund – the world’s biggest – has told its government it should dump its … Continue reading

DCS is Back in Court, Fighting for the Health of DRB Residents!

DCS supports the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) as the WLMG appeals the dismissal of its case against them.


Amicus brief, page 1

The Wayne Land and Mineral Group’s (WLMG) challenge to the DRBC’s regulatory authority was dismissed on March 23, 2017. They filed a Notice of Appeal to the Continue reading

Constitution Pipeline in NY Rejected by Court

Ny DEC had the right to reject the water permit required for the project
By Joseph Spector, Poughkeepsie Journal, August 18, 2017

Download the Court’s ruling as a pdf.
Read NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s statement about the ruling.

A federal Court of Appeals on Friday rejected a lawsuit from … Continue reading

3 Years Left to Turn the Corner on Global Warming

a six-point plan for turning the tide of the world’s carbon dioxide by 2020
By Andrew Freedman, Mashable, June 29, 2017

The next three years will effectively decide the fate of our planet’s climate. This is the stark message of a new commentary in the journal Nature by several high-profile Continue reading

Fracked Gas Exposes Families in PA and NY to Radioactivity

GAS FROM THE MARCELLUS AND UTICA SHALE PLAYS EXPOSE FAMILIES IN PA & NY TO RADIOACTIVITY.

DCS responded to the NY DEC radioactivity and solid waste regulation changes with important comments

Download DCS comments on Part 380 amendments as a pdf.
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PA Supreme Court Rules State Forest Gas Royalty Transfers Unconstitutional

Royalties earned on gas and oil extracted from state forests must be used for conservation and cannot be transferred to other departments for budgetary purposes
By Laura Legere and Don Hopey, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 20, 2017

This lawsuit was brought by the Pennsylvania Environmental Defense Foundation
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