Rigorous Standards and Responsible Stewardship Through Strong Collaboration
“I’m happy to be a part of this initiative, which will help to ensure that our country’s natural gas resources are developed in a way that is most protective of the environment as well as
public health and safety.”
Governor Christine Todd Whitman, President, The Whitman Strategy Group, former Governor of New Jersey and Administrator of the EPA, and CRSD Board Member
“These standards are measurable and challenging to achieve, and we are proud to reach this milestone in our operations.”
Stacey Olson, President of Chevron Appalachia and CRSD Board Member
“There is no one way to achieve environmental progress. It takes a variety of approaches, always with an eye keenly focused on improvement. While CRSD is not a substitute for strong rules, it is a tangible demonstration of the kind of industry performance that is possible today and a complement to regulatory efforts.”
Gwen Ruta, Senior Vice President of Environmental Defense Fund’s Climate and Energy Program and CRSD Board Member
CRSD standards meet, and often exceed, state and federal regulations. Companies can seek certifications in Air & Climate, Water & Waste, or both concurrently. Auditors evaluate the applicant’s operations to the standards of the certification. A summary of every completed audit report is available on this website.
All producers operating in the Appalachian region are eligible to apply for certification.