Good News for #1 Most Endangered River!
We have had some good news on our #1 Most Endangered River, the Upper Delaware! Our call to action was that the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) issue a moratorium on all drilling for natural gas until they complete a thorough environmental impact study of the impacts of hydraulic fracturing.
I have learned that the National Park Service (NPS) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) have written a letter to the DRBC requesting that they subject all gas wells in the Delaware River Basin to a moratorium until new regulations are in place. This is a good step in the right direction! While it does not force DRBC to do a study of the environmental impacts, it at least requires a complete moratorium until regulations are established. This will apply to all wells (not just natural gas), and to all aspects of gas development (including pipelines).
Now that the moratorium covers all of the wells (not just new permits), we are one step closer to a success on our #1 Most Endangered River! Through your letters, we can continue to work towards extending this moratorium until an environmental impact study is completed! Take action now!