Speak out for a Frack Ban! Dec. 13 DRBC Meeting!
Join us Dec. 13 to say: We Demand a Full Ban on Fracking and all its activities throughout entire Delaware River Watershed!
What: DRBC Public Meeting with Open Comment Period
When: Wednesday, December 13, 10:30am
Where: Washington Crossing Historic Park Visitor Center, 1112 River Road, Washington Crossing, PA.
The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) Commissioners will be meeting on Dec. 13 for their regular business meeting where they vote on items from last month’s hearings – this does not include gas drilling or fracking but there is a public comment period where we can speak our minds about the draft fracking regulations. This may be the only time during the public comment period where all the voting members of the DRBC are together to hear from us. Please join us for this opportunity to speak directly to the Commissioners, who will eventually be voting on whether to enact a complete and permanent ban on drilling, fracking, and all its activities or not. The meeting starts at 10:30 but please arrive around 10 am so we can huddle.
As most of you know, DRBC's 9.15.17 resolution, charged the DRBC staff to issue draft gas regulations that could result in a fracking ban or partial ban but also could allow the dumping of frack wastewater and the withdrawal of fresh water for fracking “where permitted”. Of course, we have been demanding a complete and permanent ban on natural gas drilling and fracking and all related activities (including wastewater processing and discharges from and water withdrawals for drilling and fracking operations) throughout the Delaware River Watershed in a concerted public campaign. It defies logic to say fracking is banned but the toxic waste it produces and the water it depletes is acceptable.
We are sharing and encouraging many ways you can take part in the all-important public comment process that the DRBC is commencing with the draft regulations and are providing Talking Points and Tips throughout it. But while that crucial process is ongoing, we want to be able to speak directly to those who will decide the outcome – the Governors of the four Watershed states – PA, NY, NJ, and Delaware and President Trump’s representative, the Army Corps of Engineers. December 13 is the opportunity to do this in person directly to the voting members – so let’s go there and demand a complete and permanent ban on natural gas drilling and fracking and all related activities throughout the entire Delaware River Watershed!
See you December 13 to Demand a Ban!