December 8, 2016

Tell the EPA to Tell the Truth About Fracking

Water Contamination in Dimock, PA

Water Contamination in Dimock, PA

DCS has been involved in the EPA study since it was first proposed by NY Congressman Hinchey in 2009. We have submitted strong and detailed comments at every opportunity and gotten many scientists and impacted citizens to also testify about hydraulic fracturing and related activities Continue reading

Amish Oppose Use of Drilling ‘Brine’ Wastewater on Roads

The Amish are worried about their wells, about their water, about the industrial smell, about having to drive their buggies through it, and their health
By Don Hopey, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 30, 2016

See the closing 4 paragraphs for quotes from DCS – we helped extensively, supplying information and guidance Continue reading

PA Doctors Call for State Ban on Drilling and Fracking

The Pennsylvania Medical Society’s 300-member House of Delegates unanimously approved a resolution calling for the fracking moratorium
By Don Hopey, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 28, 2016

The Pennsylvania Medical Society has called for a moratorium on new shale gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing and is urging the state to establish an … Continue reading

Opinion: The Sun Sets on Western Slope Farms

A nationally known food journalist, cookbook author and part-time Western Slope resident, asks for help in saving her community from fracking
By Eugenia Bone, 5280, October 18, 2016

Please sign this petition to save the North Fork Valley

How many of you have driven to the Western Slope to buy … Continue reading

Law Unfairly Gave Shale Drillers ‘Special’ Treatment, PA Supreme Court Rules

Court declares that Act 13 is an unconstitutional “special law” that benefits specific groups or industries
By Don Hopey, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 29, 2016

Download the Court’s decision as a pdf.
Download a related article from the Observer-Reporter as a pdf.
Read more on State Impact
NOTE: DCS filed an Continue reading

Help Save Colorado’s North Fork Valley

Don't let this (North Fork Valley, CO)....

Don’t let this (North Fork Valley, CO)….

become this (natural gas plant, Parachute, CO)

become this (natural gas plant, Parachute, CO)

Please help, your letter CAN make a difference!
Write a letter (here is a sample comment letter for guidance), OR
create a letter online using this page from Citizens for a Healthy Community, OR
print, sign Continue reading

Help Stop the Brookman Corners Compressor Station

A compressor station for the Dominion New Market pipeline project has been proposed in Brookman Corners, NY, and is now before the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) for air permits. This compressor station should be opposed on health, quality of life, environmental and economic grounds. You can help stop Continue reading

Help Stop the Eldred Compressor Station

A compressor station for the Millennium pipeline has been proposed in Eldred, NY, and is now before the Federal Regulatory Energy Commission (FERC). This compressor station is opposed by many local groups on health, quality of life, environmental and economic grounds. You can help stop this project by filing an Continue reading

NYS Model Solar Energy Law

The New York State Model Solar Energy Law and Toolkit are Out

Introduction

This Model Solar Energy Law (Model Law) is designed to assist communities in New York State adopt zoning provisions that promote solar energy systems while protecting community character and the environment. The Model Law is intended as … Continue reading

DCS and the EPA’s Fracking Study – What Have We Been Up To?

Since 2008, Damascus Citizens for Sustainability has been among the leaders in the fight against fracking, often working behind the scenes to achieve tangible results. For example, in 2012 DCS proposed a ban on frack waste in New York City and has been working on this issue ever since. … Continue reading