August 19, 2017

Conservation in Delaware Basin Worth $8B Annually

The economic value of water and forests dwarfs the value of natural gas drilling in the Upper Delaware River Basin
By Jessica Cohen, Times Herald-Record, July 5, 2013

If governments managed the Delaware River like an industry, they would note that the economic value of water and forests dwarfs the … Continue reading

Federal Court Confirms Right of NY Attorney General and Environmental Groups to Compel Compliance with NEPA

CLICK HERE to Download the DCS Press Release

FEDERAL COURT CONFIRMS RIGHT OF NEW YORK ATTORNEY GENERAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS TO COMPEL COMPLIANCE WITH NEPA BUT DISMISSES CASE AS PREMATURE WHILE AFFIRMING FUTURE RIGHT TO REVIEW

Damascus Citizens for Sustainability has received the September 24, 2012, opinion from the U.S. … Continue reading

DRBC Receives Petition Asserting It Has Jurisdiction Over Pipelines

PA Environment Digest, Sept. 14, 2012

The Delaware River Basin Commission was served with a formal petition Wednesday asserting the regulatory body has an obligation to exercise its jurisdiction over the proliferation of pipelines being constructed and proposed within the boundaries of the Delaware River watershed.

According to the petition, … Continue reading

Rendell Says He Supports a Drilling Moratorium Along the Delaware

By Susan Phillips, Sept 14, 2012

For­mer Gov. Ed Ren­dell told a group of envi­ron­men­tal­ists that he believes nat­ural gas drilling can be done safely, but he would back a con­tin­ued delay in drilling along the Delaware River.

“I would sup­port putting a mora­to­rium on the Delaware Basin right now,” … Continue reading

Gov. Corbett Turns Up Pressure on Neighbors

Lobbies states to open up Delaware River basin for gas drilling
By Tim Darragh, The Morning Call, June 18, 2012

Gov. Tom Corbett’s administration has been lobbying neighboring states to approve regulations to open the Delaware River basin to natural gas drilling, a plan that came to a screeching halt … Continue reading

Hydrogeologists say, Ban Hydraulic Fracturing in New York State and the Delaware River Basin

Hydrogeologic Justification for Banning Hydraulic Fracturing throughout New York State and the Delaware River Basin (Testimony provided at the Senate Democratic Conference Public Hearing on Fracking Legislation in Albany, New York on April 25, 2012)

Today’s gas field technology is not capable of isolating our freshwater aquifers from gas field … Continue reading

DCS Letter to the Army Corps of Engineers Questions the Ecomomic Benefits of Fracking

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By Damascus Citizens for Sustainability, November 20, 2010

Dear General DeLuca:

It is with great interest that we have followed your correspondence with Congressman Maurice Hinchey.

In your letter, dated September 14, 2010, you state, “The federal family of agencies that … 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

Don’t Drill the Delaware / DRBC Regulations Vote–Meeting Cancelled

THANK YOU! WORKING TOGETHER WE HAVE STOPPED THE GAS TRAIN . . . FOR NOW!

Delaware’s Gov. Markell and New York’s Gov. Cuomo have stepped off the train; Now it’s time to punch the tickets of the other voting members of the DRBC!

We need to gather together to make … 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