Tell the Delaware River Basin Commission: stop the rush to drill!
The Delaware River watershed spans nearly 14,000 square miles across New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware, and supplies drinking water to more than 15 million people.
But despite these high stakes, the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) rushed to issue new gas drilling regulations last December.
They refused to wait for science and evidence from --
Please use the form on the right to tell the DRBC to take more time to gather information to make critical decisions to protect water supplies, health, and the environment.
And the DRBC has cut corners by allowing only 90 days for public comment on its draft regulations (until March 16, 2011) and holding just three public hearings. No hearings are set to take place in New York City and Philadelphia, the state of Delaware, or other key regions within the watershed.
Please send a letter demanding that the DRBC provide a more open and accessible public process for decision-making on these critical regulations and the future of the Delaware River Basin.
We already know that the draft regulations missed the mark and include key shortcomings on gas development planning, setbacks from homes and public parks, wastewater treatment, and other issues.
Clean Water NOT Dirty Drilling is a network of organizations working to protect the rights and health of landowners and communities and our most precious of environmental resources--clean drinking water--from the dangers of irresponsible, poorly regulated, and under-inspected gas drilling.
The network includes: