ABOUT THE CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE SHALE DEVELOPMENT (CSSD)
Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the CSSD is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to support continuous improvement and innovative practices through performance standards and third-party certification. Focused on shale development in the Appalachian Basin, the Center provides a forum for a diverse group of stakeholders to share expertise with the common objective of developing solutions and serving as a center of excellence for shale gas development.
Funded by philanthropic foundations and participating energy companies, CSSD is intended to promote collaborative efforts by industry and its stakeholders called for by the Shale Gas Production Subcommittee of the U.S. Secretary of Energy’s Advisory Board.
CSSD’s governance memorandum outlines the organization’s core values and its governance model.