NextPittsburgh: What is the Center for Responsible Shale Development? Susan Legros, President and Executive Director Q&A

What is the Center for Responsible Shale Development?


Based in Pittsburgh, the Center for Responsible Shale Development (CRSD) focuses on shale development in the Appalachian Basin and provides a forum where energy companies collaborate with environmental organizations to figure out the best approach to safe drilling. The center’s partners include four major energy companies (Shell, Chevron, EQT and Consol) and three environmental groups, the Clean Air Task Force, the Environmental Defense Fund and the Pennsylvania Environmental Council.

In a Q&A for NextPittsburgh, a Pittsburgh publication which writes about the people driving change in the city and the innovations happening there, CRSD's president and executive director Susan LeGros shares what the organization is, its goals, and the role it plays in sustainable shale development.

Q: The center serves as a moderator between shale energy producers and environmental groups. Would you say that’s a fair conclusion? Click here to read the full Q&A.