November 21, 2017

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.

TELL THE DEC TO TAKE ACTION!
Comments are due by July 5!

See DCS letters to NYC Speaker Quinn regarding radon in fracked gas.

The DEC is proposing amendments to 6 NYCRR Part 380Continue reading

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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Important Win for Transparency in NYC Zoning Variances

Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law a series of reforms to the Board of Standards and Appeals zoning variance process
By The Municipal Art Society of New York, May 31, 2017

DCS: These new laws affecting the Bureau of Standards and Appeals zoning variance processes should have real impact Continue reading

Unbelievable! PA DEP Sues Towns in Favor of Frackers

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Sues Towns for Trying to Protect Their Environment
By InTheseTimes, April 4, 2017

In 2012, PA’s Act 13 made major changes to the rules governing the oil and gas industry.
In 2013, the PA Supreme Court declared unconstitutional the portion of the law that allowed
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Case Dismissed! DRBC Can Regulate Fracking in the Basin

Update: DCS comments to the DRBC on fracking economics and frack waste disposal

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). … 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