The Center for Responsible Shale Development (CRSD) is an alliance of energy producers and environmental organizations working together to demonstrate responsible stewardship of the environment and its resources.

We aim to keep communities healthy, the environment clean, and families safe. Our goal is to optimize the net social benefit of shale gas development.

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Rigorous Standards and Responsible Stewardship Through Strong Collaboration

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.

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