February 23, 2018

Citizen Group Takes Action to Force Interstate Body to Show it is Protecting the Vital Water Resources of PA, NY State and MD from Fracking

PR Newswire, Damascus Citizens for Sustainability

Information Request Seeks Records From Susquehanna River Basin Commission To Demonstrate Whether It Has Been Doing Its Water Resources Protection Job

MILANVILLE, Pa., Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The citizen group Damascus Citizens for Sustainability (DCS) has filed a public records request to force … Continue reading

DCS SRBC FOIA Request

Citizen Group Takes Action to Force Interstate Body to Show It Is Protecting the Vital Water Resources of PA, NY State and MD from Fracking

Information Request Seeks Records From Susquehanna River Basin Commission To Demonstrate Whether It Has Been Doing Its Water Resources Protection Job

Read letter here.

MILANVILLE, Continue reading

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting From The Petroleum And Natural Gas Industry

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY CLIMATE CHANGE DIVISION WASHINGTON DC

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations cited in this technical support document (TSD) contain legally-binding requirements. In several chapters this TSD offers illustrative examples for complying with the minimum requirements indicated by the regulations. This is done to provide information that … Continue reading

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 10, 2011

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