February 23, 2018

YOUR Help Needed to Permanently Ban Fracking in the Delaware River Basin

UPDATE: Two Additional DRBC Hearings Have Been Added:

  • Feb. 22, 2018: 3 p.m. to as late as 7 p.m.; Lisa Scheller-Wayne Woodman Community Services Center, Lehigh Carbon Community College, 4525 Education Park Dr., in Schnecksville, Pa.  Register in advance to attend at http://bit.ly/2qI1tBC or register onsite.  Persons who have registered to attend by 5 p.m. January 26, 2018 will be contacted by DRBC prior to the hearing date and provided with an early opportunity to request speaking time.  Registrants may also sign up to speak at the hearing and will be heard if time allows.  Elected government officials and their staff will have the opportunity to identify themselves when registering.
  • March 6, 2018: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.;  The commission will host a moderated public hearing by telephone.  Members of the public are encouraged to listen by calling 1-866-831-8713 and asking the operator to connect them to the DRBC call.  Those wishing to address the commission at this hearing can register for an opportunity to speak at http://bit.ly/2pdqxQ9.

UPDATE: These Webinars, by Delaware Riverkeeper Network and Berks Gas Truth, Are Now Available:

The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) has proposed a ban on fracking in the Delaware River Basin. This is great news, and a tribute to all who have worked so hard for 10 years to achieve this milestone. This fight is not over yet, however. A small group of (mostly) large landowners, backed by the oil and gas industry, can be expected to fight the ban tooth and nail. Those of us who support the ban cannot afford to relax now, when we are so close to a permanent victory.

Protect the beauty of the Delaware River Valley by supporting the ban on fracking

HELP: Register to Attend a DRBC Hearing

You can show your support for the ban by registering for one of the DRBC public hearings (they’re free). Space is limited, so register now. If you want to speak, you will need to register as a speaker. Help show that the public supports the ban on fracking by attending one (or more) of these meetings.

  • January 23, 2018: 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Performing Arts & Recreation Center (PARC) Pavilion at the Ladore Camp, Retreat and Conference Center, 287 Owego Turnpike, Waymart, PA 18472; Register to attend: http://bit.ly/2ApxOB1
  • January 23, 2018: 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Performing Arts & Recreation Center (PARC) Pavilion at the Ladore Camp, Retreat and Conference Center, 287 Owego Turnpike, Waymart, PA 18472; Register to attend: http://bit.ly/2AgHtsV
  • January 25, 2018: 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Philadelphia Airport, 4509 Island Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19153; Register to attend: http://bit.ly/2AIPh7P
  • January 25, 2018: 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Philadelphia Airport, 4509 Island Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19153; Register to attend: http://bit.ly/2ip6Pyn

HELP: Take a Brief DCS Property Survey

DCS has done important original research on such things as methane emissions, the health impacts of fracking and frack lease patterns in Damascus Township, PA. We are currently working on a survey of support for the DRBC ban among landowners in the following counties: Wayne, PA, Pike, PA, Sullivan, NY and Delaware, NY (Note: our analysis will be similar to the Damascus Township study and will not publish any individual information). We believe that the majority of landowners in these counties support a ban on fracking and that these landowners constitute the majority of the tax base. Take the property survey and help us prove that we are the majority! Even if you do not live in one of these counties, take the survey to show your support for a ban in the Basin.