October 25, 2014

In Tusten, it’s Reynosa vs. Lang; Drilling, Waterfront Project are Issues

Reynosa is opposed to drilling, and supported the zoning changes the town adopted that effectively zoned out drilling and other types of high-impact industrial activity.
By Fritz Mayer, The River Reporter, Sept. 18, 2012

The race for a seat on the Tusten Town Board will be between Andrea Reynosa, the … Continue reading

Groups File Federal Lawsuit Against Delaware River Basin Commission

Federal Lawsuit Filed by Partnership of Organizations …

Groups File Federal Gas Drilling Lawsuit against DRBC; Delaware River Basin Commission Served Notice; Federal Circut Judge Assigned to Case – [Court Date To Be Announced]:  Honorable Anne E. Thompson.

United States District Court for the District of New Jersey Trenton, New Continue reading

Arbitrary and capricious

River Reporter Editorial

At the public comment portion of the UDC meeting on February 3, Barbara Arrindell of Damascus Citizens for Sustainability (DCS) asked Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) representative Clarke Rupert whether the agency considers public comments on proposed rulemakings to be “just an annoyance,” or whether it actually … Continue reading

The Incident at Robson Well

The incident at Robson well
editorialcomment, The River Reporter, February 4 – 10, 2010

We probably all agree that if gas drilling is to be done in the Upper Delaware, a precious watershed that provides fresh water to 25 million people, it needs to be done in a prudent manner, … Continue reading

The incident at Robson well

River Reporter Editorial

We probably all agree that if gas drilling is to be done in the Upper Delaware, a precious watershed that provides fresh water to 25 million people, it needs to be done in a prudent manner, with good oversight and rapid remediation of any problems. And with … Continue reading

Private Profit, Public Loss

River Reporter, editorial comment

One of the issues that has surfaced frequently in our newspaper in recent weeks has been the question of the disparity between those who would profit from and those who would pay for natural gas drilling. The fact that there will be costs as well as … Continue reading

Dimock’s Dilemma

Methane found in water wells
By SANDY LONG, The River Reporter

SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY, PA — It wasn’t exactly a happy new year for Norma Fiorentino, a resident of Dimock whose well exploded on January 1, shattering the cement casing atop the structure and leaving the retiree without water.

Fiorentino has … Continue reading

Get Poor Slow

The River Reporter, editorial comment

We believe that letting natural gas companies pockmark our area with natural gas drill holes is a bad idea. The costs of doing so include depletion and contamination of our aquifers; noise, light and view-shed pollution; subsidence of properties under which gas is mined; fragmentation … Continue reading