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Press Coverage:

  • Washington Observer-Reporter  |  January 22, 2014  |  CSSD Names Permanent Executive Director
  • Associated Press  |  January 21, 2-14  |  New Attempt on Fracking Standards Launches, 1/21/14
  • Philadelphia Inquirer  |  January 21, 2014  |  Marcellus Shale Certification Program Set to Begin
  • Governing.com  |  January, 2014  |  America Risks Wasting Fracking’s Potential
  • Fuelfix.com  |  November 6, 2013  |  Shale energy moves toward balance of industry and community concerns
  • Pittsburgh Tribune Review  |  September 16, 2013  |  New methane study is encouraging for fracking backers
  • Youngstown Vindicator  |  September 1, 2013  |  As Fracking Debate Grows, Both Sides Talk Differences
  • Akron Beacon Journal  |  August 6, 2013  |  Op-ed from Marietta College’s Robert Chase Tapping Shale with a Touch of Green
  • Erie Times  |  July 17, 2013  |  Our View: Could Erie Gain from Fracking
  • Battle Creek Enquirer  |  July 13, 2013  |  Editorial: Fracking bills a good place to begin dialog in Michigan
  • Discover Magazine Blog  |  June 22, 2013  |  When Environmentalists Team Up with Industry
  • Warren Times Observer  |  June 17, 2013  |  Our Opinion, the Middle Works
  • Pittsburgh Business Times  |  June 14, 2013  |  Follow up on PAI Report
  • Pittsburgh Post Gazette  |  June 9, 2013  |  Jared Cohon, the Way Forward on Shale
  • Philadelphia Inquirer  |  June 2, 2013  |  Heinz Endowments Funds Drilling Opponents and Backers
  • Conservefewell  |  May 29, 2013  |  EDF Promotes Sustainable Fracking Practices – Draws Ire of Other Environmental Groups
  • Pittsburgh Quarterly  |  May 23, 2013  |  Finding Common Ground
  • PR Newswire  |  May 22, 2013  |  Nearly 70 Groups Say EDF Does Not Speak for Us
  • Centre Daily Times  |  May 20, 2013  |  Sustainable Shale Head Calls for Broad Discussion
  • Washington Post/AP  |  May 16, 2013  |  Study: Natural gas fracking hasn’t polluted Arkansas water, but geology there plays a role 
  • Pittsburgh Business Times  |  May 10, 2013  |  Energy Leadership Awards – Andrew Place
  • Circle of Blue Water News  |  May 10, 2013  |  Report: Half of U.S. Fracking Wells Are Drilled in Highly Water-Stressed Regions
  • Gloversville, NY Leader Herald  |  May 8, 2013  |  Stewardship Impressive (Editorial Endorsement)
  • Oil & Gas Journal  |  May 6, 2013  |  Much of Industry Awaits More Details on New Shale Coalition
  • Marietta Times  |  May 3, 2013  |  (Editorial Endorsement)
  • Wilkes-Barre Times Leader  |  April 28, 2013  |  Leaders Cooperate on Shale Standards
  • State Journal  |  April 25, 2013  |  CSSD: Environmental cred for Appalachian shale producers
  • Somerset Daily American  |  April 23, 2013  |  (Editorial Endorsement)
  • New York Times  |  April 21, 2013  |  Sunday Dialogue: Shale Drilling and Our Energy Future (Supportive Letter)
  • Weirton Times  |  April 15, 2013  |  Drilling Standards Taking Focus
  • Philadelphia Inquirer  |  April 14, 2013  |  Editorial
  • Business Week  |  April 7, 2013  |  AP Story on how CSSD “Upsets Both Sides”
  • WUSA-TV (Washington, D.C.)  |  April 7, 2013  |  Mark Brownstein of EDF Interviewed on CSSD – Platt’s Energy Week
  • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette  |  April 5, 2013  |  W&J Shale Conference coverage
  • Forbes Online  |  April 4, 2013  |  Columnist
  • Ontario Natural Gas Alliance Blog  |  April 3, 2013  |  ONGA Welcomes CSSD
  • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette  |  March 31, 2013  |  Editorial
  • Washington Post  |  March 23, 2013  |  Editorial
  • SustainableBusiness.com  |  March 21, 2013  |  Wow! Natural Gas Industry, Environmental Groups Mutually Agree on Fracking Standards
  • Philadelphia Inquirer  |  March 21, 2013  |  Center Created to Set Pennsylvania Shale-drilling Standards
  • NPR Report  |  March 21, 2013
  • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette  |  March 21, 2013  |  New Standards Set for Marcellus Shale Drilling in Pa. and  Appalachian Basin
  • Los Angeles Times  |  March 21, 2013  |  New Center to Set Stringent Standards for Fracking in East
  • New York Times (AP)  |  March 20, 2013  |  Pennsylvania: Pact reached on fuel drilling
  • Bloomberg  |  March 20, 2013  |  Chevron Green Groups Agree, Set Standards for Shale Gas