October 25, 2016

Series of Texas Quakes Likely Triggered by Oil and Gas Industry Activity

Another confirmation of migration pathways for frack waste
By Sid Perkins, Science, September 22, 2016

During the past decade or so the oil and gas industry has injected wastewater into deep rocks in eastern Texas, causing Earth’s surface to bulge ever so slightly—and likely triggering a series of tremors there … 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

Your Help Needed to Stop NJ Pipeline Permits

We have two critical opportunities in the coming weeks to stem the onslaught of new pipelines and related fracking infrastructure in New Jersey
By Pinelands Preservation Alliance

Download the Pinelands Preservation Alliance Flyer as a pdf

We have two critical opportunities in the coming weeks to stem the onslaught of … Continue reading

High Levels of Toxins Found in Bodies of People Living Near Fracking Sites

Harmful chemicals from natural gas operations are contaminating the bodies of residents of Pavillion, Wyoming
By Maureen Nandini Mitra, Earth Island Journal, June 30, 2016

Download the study as a pdf

Many of the toxic chemicals escaping from fracking and natural gas processing sites and storage facilities may be present … Continue reading

New Film by Josh Fox at the Tusten Theater in Narrowsburg, June 25


at the Tusten Theater in Narrowsburg, NY
7 p.m. on Saturday June 25

To reserve seats please rsvp to: dcs@DamascusCitizens.org
Donations requested
Josh Fox and a panel after the film

The science on climate change is telling us we need to keep 80% of known fossil fuels in the ground. … Continue reading

Harmful Chemicals from Fracking Pose Serious Threat to Infants & Children

Another New Peer-Reviewed, Published Frac Health Harm Review: Harmful chemicals used in, produced by unconventional oil & gas pose serious threat to infants & children
May 12, 2016

Find the Paper in Reviews on Environmental Health
Note: Dr. Larysa Dyrszka is a member of Damascus Citizens.

Potential hazards of air Continue reading

Scientists Slam EPA For “Walking Away” From Fracking Pollution Study

Fracking contaminated underground water reservoirs in Wyoming, finds a study by the former EPA scientist who led a preliminary investigation there in 2011. EPA never followed up that investigation.
By Dan Vergano, BuzzFeed, March 29, 2016

Fracking polluted underground water reservoirs around Pavillion, Wyoming, confirms a study that follows up … Continue reading

How Bad of a Greenhouse Gas Is Methane?

The global warming potential of the gaseous fossil fuel may be consistently underestimated
By Gayathri Vaidyanathan, ClimateWire, December 22, 2015

Letter [HERE] from Bryce F. Payne Jr., PhD et al to President Obama on methane emissions.
This article was written by Climate Wire (a large, well respected environmental news service) Continue reading

Living in the Shadow of Danger

Poverty, race and unequal chemical facility hazards
By Center for Effective Government, January 2016

Download the full Report as a pdf.
And don’t forget about Flint, Michigan.

Chemical Facility

Executive Summary

Over 12,500 facilities in the United States use or store such large quantities of extremely dangerous chemicals that they must submit … Continue reading

Rapid Method for Measuring Area Methane Emissions

Funding and additional support for this paper was provided by DCS
Data for this paper came from the NYC methane work supported by DCS
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Bryce F. Payne Jr., Gas Continue reading