DRBC business meeting
Call for Governors to Vote for Full Fracking Ban
Please join us at the DRBC public meeting Sept. 11 – the 2 year anniversary of the resolution to ban fracking! We want the DRBC to fully ban fracking in the Delaware River Watershed and we want them to vote now!
Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 10:30 am
The Conference Center at Mercer,
Mercer County Community College
1200 Old Trenton Rd
West Windsor, NJ
The DRBC Commissioners voted TWO YEARS AGO to draft regulations to ban fracking in the Delaware River Basin but nothing has been concluded. The Commission is standing still as industry looms.
The DRBC meeting will be held at The Conference Center at Mercer, Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Rd., West Windsor, N.J. Sign up to speak during public comment: https://bit.ly/2lwOsZw or you can just join the group to show your support for a full frack ban!
The Governors of the four states that flow to the Delaware River – New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware – voted in September 2017 to draft gas regulations that would ban fracking throughout the watershed lands in all four states. The draft regulations were issued in 2017 and the comment period closed in March 2018. Fracking was proposed to be banned but the regulations would allow frack wastewater to be dumped in the Delaware River Watershed and Delaware River water to be exported for fracking out of the basin. This is totally unacceptable!
Tens of thousands of people have been calling for the Governors, whom are the voting members of the DRBC along with the federal representative from the Army Corps, to enact a full ban on fracking, frack wastewater imports and water exports to fuel fracking elsewhere. This is essential to protect the water resources of the Delaware River for the millions that rely upon our watershed for drinking water, recreation, economic prosperity and healthy ecosystems, and to help in the international effort to protect present and future generations from the devastating ravages of climate change.
Last May NJ Governor Phil Murphy, PA Governor Tom Wolf, and DE Governor John Carney publicly stated that they will, as the Commissioners of the DRBC, vote for a complete ban on fracking in the Delaware River Watershed, including a ban on the importation, processing and discharge of toxic frack wastewater, and the exportation of water for fracking elsewhere.
NY Governor Andrew Cuomo has not yet spoken about his vote. New Yorkers are calling on Governor Cuomo through a twitter storm, a video, and through phone calls for him to join his fellow Commissioners to ban fracking completely.
PLEASE JOIN US at the College Conference Center Sept. 11 – two years is too long with no action!