DRBC Re-opening Fracking Expansion

The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) has passed a resolution requiring requiring the Director to publish proposed rules to govern hydraulic fracturing (fracking) within the basin. This is the first step toward lifting the current prohibition on fracking that is protecting Pike County, the entirety of which lies within the Delaware River basin, from environmental disaster.

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Democrats Split On Environmental Issues


Governor Wolf is finding opposition within his own party, or at least resentment for his lack of action, on several environment related issues. State Rep Greg Vitali (D-Delaware) currently being the most vocal.

One of the state legislature’s most vocal environmentalists is criticizing Governor Tom Wolf for failing to support tougher regulations for Pennsylvania’s oil and gas industry.

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