House bills reignite debate over fracking in Delaware River watershed

House bills reignite debate over fracking in Delaware River watershed

A series of bills in the House are drawing attention to the longtime controversy surrounding a moratorium on fracking issued by the Delaware River Basin Commission, which is presently considering a full ban on the practice.

The DRBC launched the current moratorium in 2010, following concern from environmental activists that allowing the practice would get in the way of the agency’s mission of protecting the health of the watershed, which comprises parts of Philadelphia, Delaware, New York and New Jersey.
Tuesday, March 26, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
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Petitions calling for a ban on fracking delivered to Wolf

Petitions calling for a ban on fracking delivered to Wolf

On Friday afternoon, Deputy Director of the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, Tracy Carluccio, joined other supporters in the Capitol to deliver petitions to Gov. Tom Wolf and ask him to vote at the Delaware River Basin Commission for a permanent ban on fracking and its activities. 

There were over 90,000 petitions delivered to the governor and the vote is expected to come up in the next few months. 

Friday, December 7, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Pushback on possible Delaware River basin fracking ban bubbles up in legislature

Pushback on possible Delaware River basin fracking ban bubbles up in legislature

Lawmakers advanced legislation this week to refund Pennsylvanians in the Delaware River watershed who lose out on fracking royalties as part of a general pushback on the river’s federal governance.

Since the 1960s, the Delaware River Basin Commission — an interstate compact between Delaware, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania — has managed the water quality and use of the winding river system that stretches from the Catskill Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean.

Friday, June 15, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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