damascus citizens for sustainability clean water, air & land are basic human rights 2017-09-12T16:15:57Z http://www.damascuscitizensforsustainability.org/feed/atom/ WordPress Damascus Citizens <![CDATA[France Plans to End Oil and Gas Production by 2040]]> http://www.damascuscitizensforsustainability.org/?p=14515 2017-09-12T16:15:57Z 2017-09-12T16:15:57Z 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

Damascus Citizens <![CDATA[Constitution Pipeline in NY Rejected by Court]]> http://www.damascuscitizensforsustainability.org/?p=14487 2017-08-18T21:23:49Z 2017-08-18T21:23:49Z 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

Damascus Citizens <![CDATA[Tell Your Governor: Ban Fracking in the Delaware River Basin]]> http://www.damascuscitizensforsustainability.org/?p=14458 2017-08-03T16:12:46Z 2017-08-01T19:07:37Z 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

Damascus Citizens <![CDATA[3 Years Left to Turn the Corner on Global Warming]]> http://www.damascuscitizensforsustainability.org/?p=14431 2017-07-02T15:41:33Z 2017-07-02T15:41:33Z 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

Damascus Citizens <![CDATA[Fracked Gas Exposes Families in PA and NY to Radioactivity]]> http://www.damascuscitizensforsustainability.org/?p=14415 2017-06-23T17:39:47Z 2017-06-23T17:20:21Z GAS FROM THE MARCELLUS AND UTICA SHALE PLAYS EXPOSE FAMILIES IN PA & NY TO RADIOACTIVITY.

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

Damascus Citizens <![CDATA[PA Supreme Court Rules State Forest Gas Royalty Transfers Unconstitutional]]> http://www.damascuscitizensforsustainability.org/?p=14403 2017-06-21T21:05:40Z 2017-06-21T14:20:45Z 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
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Damascus Citizens <![CDATA[Important Win for Transparency in NYC Zoning Variances]]> http://www.damascuscitizensforsustainability.org/?p=14394 2017-06-02T16:43:14Z 2017-06-02T16:43:14Z Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law a series of reforms to the Board of Standards and Appeals zoning variance process
By The Municipal Art Society of New York, May 31, 2017

DCS: These new laws affecting the Bureau of Standards and Appeals zoning variance processes should have real impact Continue reading

Damascus Citizens <![CDATA[Unbelievable! PA DEP Sues Towns in Favor of Frackers]]> http://www.damascuscitizensforsustainability.org/?p=14338 2017-04-11T21:54:02Z 2017-04-10T16:10:42Z 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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Damascus Citizens <![CDATA[Maryland to Ban Fracking!]]> http://www.damascuscitizensforsustainability.org/?p=14329 2017-03-29T16:28:32Z 2017-03-29T16:28:32Z Maryland General Assembly approves fracking ban
By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun, March 27,2017

The Maryland General Assembly on Monday gave final passage to a ban on fracking in the state, sending the measure to Gov. Larry Hogan for his promised signature.

Environmental advocates and climate change activists have pressed … Continue reading

Damascus Citizens <![CDATA[Case Dismissed! DRBC Can Regulate Fracking in the Basin]]> http://www.damascuscitizensforsustainability.org/?p=14320 2017-06-28T02:42:44Z 2017-03-26T18:50:02Z Update: DCS comments to the DRBC on fracking economics and frack waste disposal

In May of 2016 the Wayne Land and Mineral Group (WLMG) filed suit in federal court challenging the authority of the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) to regulate natural gas drilling in the Delaware River Basin (DRB). … Continue reading