October 7, 2015

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

Click Here to View the Full Letter, Including References
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

Expert Reports Challenge DRBC on Wells Drilled Within Watershed

Delaware RiverKeeper Network (DRN), and Damascus Citizens for Sustainability (DCS) were co-appellants in a Consolidated Administrative Hearing before a Delaware River Basin Commission [DRBC] Judge.

The following reports were submitted in this hearing and their sworn testimony will forever change the debate. These report have established a record for all … Continue reading

Don’t Drill the Delaware / DRBC Regulations Vote–Meeting Cancelled


Delaware’s Gov. Markell and New York’s Gov. Cuomo have stepped off the train; Now it’s time to punch the tickets of the other voting members of the DRBC!

We need to gather together to make … Continue reading

DCS Files NEPA Lawsuit Emphasizing Need for Health Impact Assessment


Advocacy group seeks a full environmental impact review for Delaware River Basin Commission prior to adopting any gas development regulations

Seeking to protect the Delaware River Basin and the health of the millions of people who live, work and play in the Basin, … Continue reading

Delaware RiverKeeper, et al File Lawsuit

Delaware Riverkeeper Press Release

Groups File Suit Against Army Corps and Delaware River Basin Commission Over Gas Drilling Regulations; Lawsuit charges that an analysis must be completed and environmental impacts understood before drilling moves forward in the Delaware River Basin.

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — A coalition of concerned nonprofit organizations today … Continue reading

Socioeconomic Value of the Delaware River Basin in Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania

Gerald J. Kauffman, University of Delaware Water Resources Agency

Executive Summary
What do the Guggenheim Museum, Boeing, Sunoco, Campbell’s Soup, DuPont, Wawa, Starbucks, Iron Hill Brewery, Philadelphia Eagles, Camelback Ski Area, Pt. Pleasant Canoe Livery, Salem Nuclear Power Plant, and United States Navy all have in common? They all depend … 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

Hinchey, Holt Urge DRBC to Suspend Hydrofracking Rulemaking Process

Maurice Hinchey Press Release

Lawmakers Cite Previously Undisclosed Diesel Fuel Risks Detailed in New House Energy and Commerce Committee Report

Washington, DC – Congressman Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) and Congressman Rush Holt (NJ-12) today urged the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) to suspend its current natural gas development rulemaking process following … Continue reading

Have Public Servants Charged with Protecting Drinking Water for 15 Million People Sold Out to the Gas Drilling Industry?

Nora Eisenberg, Alternet

Environmentalists are squaring off against the gas drilling industry, but the playing field does not appear to be level.

Over the past decade, 34 states have succumbed to the hazardous and largely unregulated hydraulic fracturing (widely known as “fracking”) of deep shale formations to extract natural gas. … Continue reading