Registration Deadline for January DRBC Public Hearings on Proposed Frack Ban
Register by December 31 to Speak at the January Hearings!
BREAKING! DRBC changes some of the Hearing registration requirements, yielding to pressure from the public re. their ridiculous restrictions. Small improvement but some progress was made because YOU made a lot of noise.
You still must register by Dec. 31 if you want to be assured a speaking slot. After Dec. 31 people can still sign up to attend and speak but may not get a speaking slot unless there are some open. People can now register at the door of each Hearing to get in instead of having to sign up by Dec. 31 just to attend, as long as the room is not already full. To be safe, register now even if you aren’t planning to speak. If speaking slots open during the Hearing, people may be able to speak who didn’t sign up by Dec. 31. For more details go to DRBC: http://www.nj.gov/drbc/meetings/proposed/notice_hydraulic-fracturing.html
December 31 at 5pm has been set by the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) as the deadline to register to speak at the only hearings they have set, Jan. 23 and Jan. 25 on their draft fracking rules and proposed frack ban. And if you want to be assured you can get into the Hearing, please register now too because once they “reach capacity” they won’t admit more people. Please register to speak at the Hearings so we can tell the DRBC why we want a complete ban on fracking and all its activities in the Delaware River Watershed.
The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) issued draft natural gas regulations on Nov. 30 and set Public Hearings in 2 locations - Waymart PA on Jan. 23 and Philadelphia on Jan. 25 and a written public comment period closing Feb. 28, 5:00 pm. To attend or speak at the Hearings, you must register on line by December 31 and wait to be assigned a speaker slot.
Please register immediately to testify. The deadline for registering is fast approaching and there are a limited number of speaking slots, so please register at the links shown below.
• January 23, 2018, 1:00 P.M. to 4:30 P.M.; Performing Arts & Recreation Center (PARC) Pavilion at the Ladore Camp, Retreat and Conference Center, 287 Owego Turnpike, Waymart, PA 18472 Register to attend.
• January 23, 2018, 6:00 P.M. to 9:30 P.M.; Performing Arts & Recreation Center (PARC) Pavilion at the Ladore Camp, Retreat and Conference Center, 287 Owego Turnpike, Waymart, PA 18472 Register to attend.
• January 25, 2018, 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Philadelphia Airport, 4509 Island Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19153; Register to attend.
• January 25, 2018, 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Philadelphia Airport, 4509 Island Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19153; Register to attend.
Here are some Talking Points to help you prepare for the Hearings and written comment. We will also be holding webinars to review and discuss the draft gas regulations. Watch this event for announcements.
Go to the Facebook Event here for Hearing updates and for more details.
We are demanding a substantial expansion of the public input process, which is very restrictive in both the written submissions and the Hearing availability and unjustly limits public access on this critical issue. If your organization wants to sign on to the letter, go here by 12-21-17.
The draft regulations propose a ban on high volume hydraulic fracturing throughout the Delaware River Basin but also would allow the discharge of frack wastewater in the Watershed and the export of water out of the basin for fracking elsewhere.
We are demanding a complete ban on gas drilling, fracking, and all of its related activities throughout the Delaware River Watershed. It makes no sense to ban fracking but allow the discharge of frack wastewater and allow the depletion of the Watershed's water for fracking.
Please register with DRBC NOW to tell them we want a complete ban!