The Center for Responsible Shale Development affects shale development most visibly through our rigorous performance standards and our third-party certification process. Our standards strengthen our communities, protect our environment, and help advance new technology in shale development.
Our approach has been recognized by the National Governors Association, Harvard Business School, the National Research Council, University of Michigan’s Sustainability Institute and others as a meaningful approach to minimizing environmental risks associated with shale development.
Our performance standards drive leading practices that meet, and in most instances exceed, regulations. They are not a replacement for regulation, but we believe they are complementary to regulation.