DRBC Quarterly Business Meeting
Alert! Please tell the DRBC before their December 7 meeting: Vote for a COMPLETE ban on fracking! That means NO Importation of Frack Wastewater and NO Exportation of Water from the Delaware River Watershed for Fracking!
Urgent action needed to tell the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) we need a FULL FRACK BAN to protect the water supply for up to 17 million people and protect the entire beautiful Delaware River Watershed and its communities now and for generations to come. Please take a minute to contact the DRBC Commissioners TODAY- the Governors of NY, NJ, PA, and DE, and Pres. Biden’s federal representative the Army Corps of Engineers - the voting members who will decide the fate of our watershed.
When the draft wastewater/water rules were proposed in 2021, tens of thousands of you weighed in during public comment for a FULL frack ban but no action was taken since. Now DRBC posted a resolution in their agenda for their Dec. 7 public meeting to amend the regulations. We do not know what it says. We want to take this last chance to make a loud and clear statement: Revise the proposed fracking regulations to ban the import of wastewater produced by fracking and ban the export of water from our watershed that would fuel fracking in other watersheds!
Suggestions for what to tell them:
- Please finish the job you began when you made history by banning fracking throughout the watershed last year by also banning the import of fracking wastewater into the Watershed and the export of water from the watershed for fracking anywhere.
- I ask that you vote to revise the proposed regulations to institute a FULL BAN to provide the protection we need from toxic and radioactive wastewater and depletion of precious watershed water – fully ban frack wastewater imports and exports of our water to fuel fracking.
- Please do your part to prevent methane emissions that are driving the climate crisis by voting not to enable more fracking. Don’t worsen the climate crisis by serving the industry’s needs!
Take the message to social media (PLEASE SHARE – find suggestions for click to tweets @DRBC1961 to the DRBC Commissioners at Facebook Event here: https://bit.ly/3F66fNv).
Contacting the DRBC Governors
It's quick, easy and free to fax your message to any of the governor from your computer using FaxZero and the following steps.
- Send a fax to NJ Governor, Phil Murphy
- Send a fax to PA Governor, Tom Wolf
- Send a fax to NY Governor, Kathy Hochul
- Send a fax to DE Governor, John Carney
Add your contact information, and enter a message (which is technically the cover page, but can be used to send short messages). If you have more to say, you can attach a document up to three pages in length.
Contacting the Army Corps of Engineers
The Army Corps of Engineers represents President Biden on DRBC; we want him to hear us as well. However, they have no working fax.
Please send an email to this address: firstname.lastname@example.org with this suggested message:
Dear Colonel John P. Lloyd,
I am writing to you in your capacity as the Federal Representative serving on the Delaware River Basin Commission.
Thank you for your important work protecting the Delaware River Watershed representing President Biden and the federal agencies that comprise the caucus.
I am asking you to vote at the December 7 DRBC meeting to revise the proposed regulations to ban the importation of wastewater produced by fracking into the Watershed and exportation of water for fracking from the Delaware River Basin.
I am asking you to do this to finish the job began by DRBC when they made history by banning fracking throughout the watershed last year.
By revising and adopting the proposed regulations to institute a FULL BAN you and your fellow Commissioners will provide the protection we need from toxic and radioactive wastewater and from the depletion of precious watershed water.
It will also ensure that DRBC doesn’t help fuel fracking elsewhere since it is imperative that DRBC do its part to prevent methane emissions that are driving the climate crisis.
Please do not accept the import of the fracking industry’s wastewater into our Watershed and don’t grant them our precious water to waste on fracking, which ruins the environment, harms peoples’ health and enables more fracking that spews more greenhouse gas emissions. You, representing the federal government, know that our nation has committed to reduce greenhouse gasses drastically by 2030 in a global effort with our partner nations and all of our agencies must do their part to meet those national goals.
DRBC Meeting December 7.
Witness history—join us at the meeting - there will be no public comment opportunity before they vote but after the meeting there is a public comment session where we can either applaud them or boo them after they vote, depending on what action they take.
Register here to ATTEND or to SPEAK at the meeting. (Deadline to register is 5pm 12/6. Speaking slot is about 2 minutes).
For more information about the meeting: https://www.nj.gov/drbc/meetings/upcoming/
For tips and talking points regarding the public comment session and more details, see our Facebook Event.
Your voice matters, please send a fax to the Governors, an email to the federal rep., share on social media to widen our call! All details on our Facebook Event: https://fb.me/e/2uUD1fGov. DRBC, NO frack wastewater imported into our watershed and NO exporting our Delaware River watershed water for fracking anywhere!
Thank you, watershed communities, for taking action!