October 25, 2014

DCS Letter to Incoming DRBC Director Tambini

For years, DCS has been working with the DRBC, providing local and broad based, legal and scientific expertise, especially with regard to all the fracking related issues. In this letter, we greet incoming Executive Director Steve Tambini. We look forward to working with him and the DRBC to protect our Continue reading

Your Pictures Can Help Keep the Delaware River Watershed Frack-Free

Share Your Pictures of the Delaware River with Us

Share Your Pictures of the Delaware

Will you take a picture of a special place in the Delaware River Basin that you don’t want destroyed? Or a picture of your family, your friends, your pets, or an important “reason to protect” the Delaware that you are willing to share with … Continue reading

Socioeconomic Value of the Delaware River Basin

In Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania
By Gerald Kauffman, University of Delaware

See the Delaware River Basin Commission Website for Additional Information

From the Executive Summary

What do the Guggenheim Museum, New York Yankees, Boeing, Sunoco, Campbell’s Soup, DuPont, Wawa, Starbucks, Iron Hill Brewery, Philadelphia Phillies, Camelback Ski … Continue reading

Conservation in Delaware Basin Worth $8B Annually

The economic value of water and forests dwarfs the value of natural gas drilling in the Upper Delaware River Basin
By Jessica Cohen, Times Herald-Record, July 5, 2013

If governments managed the Delaware River like an industry, they would note that the economic value of water and forests dwarfs the … Continue reading

Federal Court Confirms Right of NY Attorney General and Environmental Groups to Compel Compliance with NEPA

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FEDERAL COURT CONFIRMS RIGHT OF NEW YORK ATTORNEY GENERAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS TO COMPEL COMPLIANCE WITH NEPA BUT DISMISSES CASE AS PREMATURE WHILE AFFIRMING FUTURE RIGHT TO REVIEW

Damascus Citizens for Sustainability has received the September 24, 2012, opinion from the U.S. … Continue reading

DRBC Receives Petition Asserting It Has Jurisdiction Over Pipelines

PA Environment Digest, Sept. 14, 2012

The Delaware River Basin Commission was served with a formal petition Wednesday asserting the regulatory body has an obligation to exercise its jurisdiction over the proliferation of pipelines being constructed and proposed within the boundaries of the Delaware River watershed.

According to the petition, … Continue reading

Rendell Says He Supports a Drilling Moratorium Along the Delaware

By Susan Phillips, Sept 14, 2012

For­mer Gov. Ed Ren­dell told a group of envi­ron­men­tal­ists that he believes nat­ural gas drilling can be done safely, but he would back a con­tin­ued delay in drilling along the Delaware River.

“I would sup­port putting a mora­to­rium on the Delaware Basin right now,” … Continue reading

Gov. Corbett Turns Up Pressure on Neighbors

Lobbies states to open up Delaware River basin for gas drilling
By Tim Darragh, The Morning Call, June 18, 2012

Gov. Tom Corbett’s administration has been lobbying neighboring states to approve regulations to open the Delaware River basin to natural gas drilling, a plan that came to a screeching halt … Continue reading

Hydrogeologists say, Ban Hydraulic Fracturing in New York State and the Delaware River Basin

Hydrogeologic Justification for Banning Hydraulic Fracturing throughout New York State and the Delaware River Basin (Testimony provided at the Senate Democratic Conference Public Hearing on Fracking Legislation in Albany, New York on April 25, 2012)

Today’s gas field technology is not capable of isolating our freshwater aquifers from gas field … Continue reading

DCS Letter to the Army Corps of Engineers Questions the Ecomomic Benefits of Fracking

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By Damascus Citizens for Sustainability, November 20, 2010

Dear General DeLuca:

It is with great interest that we have followed your correspondence with Congressman Maurice Hinchey.

In your letter, dated September 14, 2010, you state, “The federal family of agencies that … Continue reading