News & Events

Feb 10

Executive Director Featured in Interview on CRSD and Organization Goals

Since joining the Center for Responsible Shale Development in 2014, Susan LeGros has led the organization in implementing a series of rigorous performance standards meant to minimize the impact of shale gas drilling on the environment and communities. She spoke to NEXTpittsburgh about the center’s work and its future goals. Read... read more →
Jan 19

Announcing Chevron Recertification

Center for Responsible Shale Development Recertifies Chevron’s Appalachian Operations PITTSBURGH, PA, January 18 2017 – The Center for Responsible Shale Development (CRSD), a collaboration of shale operators and environmental organizations defining responsible practices when shale resources are developed, announced today that Chevron Appalachian Mountain Business Unit (Chevron) has been successfully... read more →
Dec 15
Aug 13

Executive Director’s Op-Ed on Shale Industry Environmental Performance

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review published an opinion editorial written by Executive Director Susan Packard LeGros. With the June 2016 announcement by Shell Chemical Appalachia that it will build a multibillion-dollar ethane cracker plant in Beaver County as the context, LeGros asserts that this is an important opportunity for shale production companies... read more →
Apr 18

Announcing EQT Certification

Center for Sustainable Shale Development Certifies EQT Corporation’s Appalachian Operations for Completion of Air & Water Evaluation and Verification Process EQT Corp. earns full certification against all 15 CSSD Performance Standards that center on environmental stewardship and continuous improvement for air and water Chevron Appalachia, CONSOL Energy, and Shell Appalachia... read more →
Apr 22

Benedum Foundation Renews Support

Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation Renews Support for the Center for Sustainable Shale Development PITTSBURGH, Pa., April 22, 2015 – The Center for Sustainable Shale Development (CSSD), a collaborative of environmental organizations and energy companies that encourages responsible practices in the development of shale gas resources in the Appalachian region, announced... read more →
Apr 07

Announcing CONSOL Certification

Center for Sustainable Shale Development Certifies CONSOL Energy Appalachian Operations for Completion of Air & Water Evaluation and Verification Process Company Earns Full Certification against All 15 CSSD Performance Standards that center on environmental stewardship and continuous improvement for Air and Water PITTSBURGH, Pa., April 7, 2015 – The Center... read more →
Mar 18

Announcing Shell Certification

Center for Sustainable Shale Development Certifies Shell Appalachian Operations for Completion of Air & Water Evaluation and Verification Process Company Earns Full Certification against All 15 CSSD Performance Standards that center on environmental stewardship and continuous improvement for Air and Water PITTSBURGH, Pa., March 18, 2015 – The Center for... read more →
Sep 18

Announcing Chevron Certification

Center for Sustainable Shale Development Certifies Chevron Appalachia as First Company to Complete Air & Water Evaluation and Verification Process Company Earns Full Certification against All 15 CSSD Performance Standards which center on environmental stewardship and continuous improvement for Air and Water PITTSBURGH, Pa., September 18, 2014 – The Center... read more →