November 21, 2017

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

DCS Analysis of Leased Land in Damascus Township, Wayne County, PA Still Relevent

DAMASCUS CITIZENS FOR SUSTAINABILITY

Here we are going back a decade, with the pro-drilling minority calling names and distorting the reality of property ownership, who actually pays the taxes, and for that matter, the moral, ethical, and in PA the legal responsibility for the health and well being of all Continue reading

Scotland Announces Fracking Ban

Calls for U.S. to Do the Same
By Julia Conley, NaturalBlaze, October 3, 2027

Read more about the Scottish fracking ban in The Guardian


Environmental groups from around the world applauded Scotland on Tuesday for its decision to ban fracking, following an overwhelming public outcry against the practice—and called for … Continue reading

Up in Arms on the Upper Delaware Over a Proposed Fracking Ban

This issue will probably end up in court
by Andrew Maykuth, The Inquirer, September 28, 2017

See quotes from DCS Director, Barbara Arrindell

Tim Riefler is at wit’s end. His dairy farm is falling apart. His credit with the feed dealer is shot. The windmill that draws water for his … Continue reading

France Plans to End Oil and Gas Production by 2040

France would become the first country to phase out all oils and gas exploration and production
By Reuters, September 6, 2017

France plans to pass legislation this year to phase out all oil and gas exploration and production on its mainland and overseas territories by 2040, becoming the first country … 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

Tell Your Governor: Ban Fracking in the Delaware River Basin

Residents of Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania:
Have a house-party! Bring these materials to any gathering – with postcards or letter writing materials and get LOTS of friends, neighbors, fellow gardeners, friends at church, civic groups…at a tableing event! Get everyone to pitch in! Send your governor a 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
Download the Court decision 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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