LeGros pointed out that while Shell is one of the participating companies in CSSD, all producers operating in the Appalachian Basin region are eligible for and encouraged to apply for certification as a way to demonstrate their commitment to the highest performance standards.
2] According to lead researcher Mark Kern, PhD, RD, CSSD, from the Department of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences at San Diego State University, consuming nutrient dense snacks, like dried plums, is a smart step toward better dietary choices.
Chevron has earned full CSSD certification against all 15 of the Center's Performance Standards that serve as the foundation for CSSD's recently-established independent third-party evaluation and verification program.
CSSD was formed by a group of leading environmental organizations, philanthropic foundations and energy companies, which have partnered to provide natural gas producers in the Appalachian Basin with certification to a set of collaboratively developed, leading-edge performance standards for shale development.
As CSSD opens its doors to begin reviewing applications and auditing companies who apply for certification, it has hired Bureau Veritas, a global leader in independent testing, inspection and certification, as its initial auditor.
While EDF is free to partner with the gas industry, we feel it is important that the press and the public clearly understand that neither EDF nor CSSD represents the environmental and public health communities on the subject of shale oil and gas extraction.
Since the CSSD function is planned to be located on campus as proven in the CSSD feasibility studies the best location is at the distribution center to reduce dependency on road transportation and the associated challenges.
These standards are the state of the art on how to accomplish that goal, so we believe all Appalachian shale producers should join CSSD, and the standards should also serve as a model for national policy and practice.