December 12, 2017

A Citizens Guide to Risk Assessments and Public Health Assessments at Contaminated Sites

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

This guide provides an overview of two different assessments commonly performed at hazardous waste sites. These are the risk assessment and the public health assessments; both are required for all sites – commonly referred to as “Superfund” sites – listed on the U.S. … Continue reading

Public Health Assessment Petitions

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

What is ATSDR’s Petition Program?

In the Superfund law, Congress provided ATSDR with the authority to conduct certain public health assessment activities following a request from a concerned person. The ATSDR Petition Program identifies whether the request is one that ATSDR can address.… Continue reading

Expert Reports Challenge DRBC on Wells Drilled Within Watershed

Delaware RiverKeeper Network (DRN), and Damascus Citizens for Sustainability (DCS) were co-appellants in a Consolidated Administrative Hearing before a Delaware River Basin Commission [DRBC] Judge.

The following reports were submitted in this hearing and their sworn testimony will forever change the debate. These report have established a record for all … Continue reading

ATSDR Leroy Township report finds elevated well water chemicals – Exact cause of elevated levels unclear

Bradford County, Leroy Township, Pennsylvania
Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) investigated the water quality of seven residential wells surrounding the Chesapeake ATGAS 2H natural gas well site in Leroy Township, Bradford County, Pa., at the request of the U. … Continue reading

DCS Files NEPA Lawsuit Emphasizing Need for Health Impact Assessment


Advocacy group seeks a full environmental impact review for Delaware River Basin Commission prior to adopting any gas development regulations

Seeking to protect the Delaware River Basin and the health of the millions of people who live, work and play in the Basin, … Continue reading

Marcellus Shale driller fighting South Fayette ordinance

By Erich Schwartzel, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Range Resources made a significant move Tuesday in what is likely the first step in a legal challenge to the wave of small-town regulations on natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale. The Fort Worth, Texas-based company filed an appeal to the zoning hearing board … Continue reading

Delaware RiverKeeper, et al File Lawsuit

Delaware Riverkeeper Press Release

Groups File Suit Against Army Corps and Delaware River Basin Commission Over Gas Drilling Regulations; Lawsuit charges that an analysis must be completed and environmental impacts understood before drilling moves forward in the Delaware River Basin.

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — A coalition of concerned nonprofit organizations today … Continue reading

Full Environmental Assessment Form for Town of Tusten, Sullivan County, NY

Prepared by: William J. Pammer Jr., Ph.D.   Pammer Associates
PO Box 173   Bethel, NY 12720

Prepared for: Town Board
Town of Tusten
210 Bridge Street
PO Box 195
Narrowsburg, NY 10590

Date: July 25, 2011
Updated: August 1, 2011

Read Local Zoning here

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New York Attorney General Files Suit Against Federal Agencies

United States District Court, Eastern District of New York


United States Army Corps of Engineers,

United States Fish and Wildlife Service,

United States National Park Service, United States Department of Interior,

United States Environmental Protection Agency


State of New York by Eric T. Schneiderman, Attorney General

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A Legal Plan to Control Drilling

David Slottje and Helen Holden Slottje

What comes to mind when you think about upstate New York? Rolling farmlands, fresh air, and the chirping of birds? Or heavy truck traffic at all hours of the day and night, the smell of chemicals in the air, distant views pockmarked with drilling … Continue reading