CSSD Bestows First Certification for Sustainable Drilling: Chevron

FirstIn March 2013, the Center for Sustainable Shale Development (CSSD) burst onto the scene. It had been a closely guarded secret, the creation of a few hand-picked people from both industry and the environmental movement working together to see if there is any common ground on which both sides can agree that shale development would be safe, sustainable AND affordable. They worked hard for over a year and finally hammered out a set of 15 standards that if a driller (or midstream company or contractor) would meet, it would get a stamp of approval from both the industry and environmental groups as being a good goobie–a safe driller. We were somewhat skeptical from the start (see Important: Drillers & Enviros Form New Group, Launch Cert Program). However, the time for skepticism may be over. Today the CSSD announced they have certified their very first driller–one of their founding members–Chevron…

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