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Safe, sustainable shale resource development. It’s achievable.

This belief forms the foundation for the Center for Sustainable Shale Development (CSSD) – an unprecedented collaboration built on constructive engagement among environmental organizations, philanthropic foundations and energy companies from across the Appalachian Basin.

The result of this unique collaboration: the development of rigorous performance standards for sustainable shale development and a commitment to continuous improvement to ensure safe and environmentally responsible development of our abundant shale resources. CSSD will offer an independent, third-party evaluation process to certify companies that achieve and maintain these standards.

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Who We Are
CSSD is a collaboration of diverse interests with a common goal.
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Performance Standards
CSSD has established 15 initial performance standards.
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