CSSD Announces CONSOL Certification

CSSD Announces Shell Certification

CSSD Expands Its Wastewater Treatment Standard, Fulfilling Initial Plans

CSSD Announces First Certification

Certification Announcement – September Press Coverage:

  • ABC News (AP)  |  Chevron Meets Shale Drilling Rules
  • Providence Journal  |  Chevron Meets Shale Drilling Rules
  • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (PowerSource)  |  Chevron Meets Shale Drilling Standards From Pittsburgh Organization
  • PA Environment Digest  |  CSSD Certifies Chevron as Complying With Advanced Standards
  • Pittsburgh Business Times  |  Chevron Appalachia Wins Environmental Certification
  • Marcellus Drilling News  |  CSSD Bestows First Certification for Sustainable Drilling: Chevron
  • The State Journal (West Virginia)  |  Chevron Appalachia First Company to Receive CSSD Certification
  • Pittsburgh Tribune Review  |  Chevron Gets First OK From PA Sustainable Drilling Group
  • Observer Reporter (AP)  |  Chevron Meets Higher Drilling Standards

The Center for Sustainable Shale Development (CSSD) is committed to transparency in our efforts to develop the Appalachian Basin’s abundant shale resources in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.

CSSD’s Andrew Place discusses plans for audits of shale developers and the impact these audits could have on the regulatory discussion. Watch Video

January 21, 2014 Teleconference Links

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CSSD Performance Standards

Press Coverage:

  • Pittsburgh Tribune Review  |  Chevron puts $20M into Education, Training Appalachain Workers
  • Water & Wastes Digest  |  Certification for Fracking
  • Washington Observer-Reporter |  CSSD Names Permanent Executive Director
  • The Nature Conservancy  |  Supporting Third Party Certification Program
  • Associated Press |  New Attempt on Fracking Standards Launches, 1/21/14
  • Philadelphia Inquirer  |  Marcellus Shale Certification Program Set to Begin
  • Governing.com |  America Risks Wasting Fracking’s Potential
  • Fuelfix.com |  Shale energy moves toward balance of industry and community concerns
  • Pittsburgh Tribune Review |  New methane study is encouraging for fracking backers
  • Youngstown Vindicator |  As Fracking Debate Grows, Both Sides Talk Differences
  • Akron Beacon Journal |  Op-ed from Marietta College’s Robert Chase Tapping Shale with a Touch of Green
  • Erie Times |  Our View: Could Erie Gain from Fracking
  • Battle Creek Enquirer |  Editorial: Fracking bills a good place to begin dialog in Michigan
  • Discover Magazine Blog |  When Environmentalists Team Up with Industry
  • Warren Times Observer |  Our Opinion, the Middle Works
  • Pittsburgh Business Times |  Follow up on PAI Report
  • Pittsburgh Post Gazette |  Jared Cohon, the Way Forward on Shale
  • Philadelphia Inquirer |  Heinz Endowments Funds Drilling Opponents and Backers
  • Conservefewell |  EDF Promotes Sustainable Fracking Practices – Draws Ire of Other Environmental Groups