July 23, 2017

3 Years Left to Turn the Corner on Global Warming

a six-point plan for turning the tide of the world’s carbon dioxide by 2020
By Andrew Freedman, Mashable, June 29, 2017

The next three years will effectively decide the fate of our planet’s climate. This is the stark message of a new commentary in the journal Nature by several high-profile Continue reading

DCS at the DRBC Meeting to Urge a Ban on Fracking in the Basin

On February 15, 2017, several DCS members made the trip to Washington’s Crossing, PA, to attend a meeting of the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC). We joined with approximately 300 concerned citizens to fill the meeting room and urge the DRBC to implement a permanent ban on fracking in the Continue reading

Methane Plumes Downwind of Natural Gas Compressor Stations

Here we present in situ measurements of ambient methane concentrations near multiple natural gas compressor stations in NY and PA
By Bryce F. Payne Jr, Robert Ackley, A. Paige Wicker, Zacariah L. Hildenbrand, Doug D. Carlton Jr, Kevin A. Schug, Science of the Total Environment, December 13, 2016

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The Need for Realistic and Transparent Oil & Gas Analysis

When Post Carbon Institute examined the federal Energy Information Agency’s (EIA) reserves prediction of the Monterey Shale (in southern CA) the EIA reduced their numbers by 96%. Will we see something similar here?
Halt the Harm, December 20, 2016
Barbara Arrindell, Director of DCS

Barbara Arrindell, Director of DCS

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EPA Retracts Conclusion of “No Widespread or Systemic” Risk from Fracking

SUCCESS!!! EPA’s prior conclusion of “no widespread or systemic” risk has been deleted from its final report on fracking
US Environmental Protection Agency

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Since the first draft of the EPA’s study on the impact of fracking on drinking water, DCS has been submitting data and comments, and organizing the testimony … Continue reading

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

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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

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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

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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