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Associations and Organizations
Catskill Citizens for Safe Energy
Newsroom, links, An Introduction to Shale Gas Extraction & Hydraulic Fracturing, etc.
Center for Sustainable Shale Development
Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the CSSD is an independent organization whose mission is to support continuous improvement and innovative practices through performance standards and third-party certification. Focused on shale development in the Appalachian Basin, the Center provides a forum for a diverse group of stakeholders to share expertise with the common objective of developing solutions and serving as a center of excellence for shale gas development.
Funded by philanthropic foundations and participating energy companies, CSSD is intended to promote collaborative efforts by industry and its stakeholders called for by the Shale Gas Production Subcommittee of the U.S. Secretary of Energy’s Advisory Board.
Clean Air Task Force
Works to help safeguard against the worst impacts of climate change by catalyzing the rapid global development and deployment of low carbon energy and other climate-protecting technologies through research and analysis, public advocacy leadership, and partnership with the private sector.
Non-profit public interest law firm dedicated to protecting the magnificent places, natural resources, and wildlife of this earth, and to defending the right of all people to a healthy environment.
Non-profit organization dedicated to protecting communities and the environment from the destructive impacts of mineral development, in the U.S. and worldwide. Issues, publications, press room, etc.
See the Issues section for several fracking related items.
Environmental Defense Fund
"We are passionate, pragmatic environmental advocates who believe in prosperity and stewardship." Natural Gas
Independent Oil and Gas Association of New York
Trade association, founded in 1980, to protect, foster, and advance the common interests of oil and gas producers, professionals, and related industries in the State of New York.
Marcellus Shale Coalition
Founded in 2008, a group of natural gas producers committed to the responsible development of natural gas from the Marcellus Shale geological formation and the enhancement of the region’s economy that can be realized by this clean-burning energy source. Library
(Fact sheets, studies, reports, white papers).
Aims to inform and entertain, but most importantly, to influence opinion and policy
Pennsylvania Council of Trout Unlimited
Works to protect the nation's trout and salmon populations. Scroll down to see "Pennslyvania Council - Marcellus Shale Resource Center"
Pennsylvania Environment Council
Protects and restores the natural and built environments through innovation, collaboration, education and advocacy. PEC believes in the value of partnerships with the private sector, government, communities and individuals to improve the quality of life for all Pennsylvanians.
Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association
The principal nonprofit trade association representing Pennsylvania's independent oil and natural gas producers, marketers, service companies and related businesses. PIOGA member companies drill and operate the majority of the state's crude oil and natural gas, including the Marcellus Shale.
West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association
Chartered in 1915, one of the oldest trade one of the oldest trade associations in the state, and is the only association that serves the entire oil and gas industry
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213